As we are preparing for the most exciting US VMworld in history, VMware’s Center for Policy & Compliance (CP&C) is pleased to release TWO free HIPAA Compliance Checkers!

Here are some details around the checkers:

    • 19 HIPAA based rules for Linux and Windows

RHEL 5.x, 6.x or SuSE 10.x, 11.x

  • Windows 2003, Windows 2008 or Windows 2008 R2
  • Add up to 5 machines at a time for assessment
  • Get detailed rule descriptions and remediation steps

You can download the checkers here:

After downloading the checkers all you need to do is authenticate and run a compliance assessment:


You can then view the results and drill down into the specific rule details and remediation recommendations:

The VMware CP&C FREE Checkers are sweeter than bacon and designed to get you hooked & come back for more!

Remember, we also have FREE checkers for vSphere 4.0, 4.1, 5.0 AND for PCI 2.0 Windows & Linux.

If you have compliance concerns and need more coverage, customers can leverage the full blown rules, content, dashboards and remediation with vCenter Configuration Manager (vCM) part of the vCenter Operations Manager Suite (vC Ops).

You can hear more about the Checkers and other VMware Security and Compliance Solutions at VMworld 2k12. Here is a list of key sessions that you should register for NOW:

INF-SEC2306 – Integrating Virtual and Physical IT Controls to Support Enterprise Wide Compliance Programs

INF-SEC2850 – The Four Must-Haves for a Secure Cloud Infrastructure

EXPERTS02 – Meet the Experts

Session INF-SEC2627 – Software Defined Security, Myth Busting Data Center Security with Real-life Implementations

GD16 – Compliance with George Gerchow

INF-SEC1840 – VMware vSphere Hardening to Achieve Regulatory Compliance: Better, Faster, Stronger

INF-SEC1172 – Using VMware vCenter Networking and Security and vCenter Configuration Manager to Achieve Better that Physical Security for Business Critical Apps

EUC2792 – VMware View 5.1: Security Deep Dive

INF-SEC1759 – Appeasing Your PCI Assessor Using vCloud Networking and Security to Segment and Secure Your Virtual Data Centers

NF-SEC2813 – Beyond the Hypervisor – Three Key Areas to Consider When Securing Your Cloud Infrastructure Platform

VMWorld – SafeNet Panel Discussion Location: Solutions Exchange Theater, On Expo Floor, Moscone Center

INF-SEC1282 – Automating Security and Compliance with Disaster Recovery Using VCM, vCOps, vShield, VIN and SRM

Session ID: INF-SEC2330 – How to Enable and Host PCI Compliant Applications in a Private Cloud Environment

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Cambio y Fuera!

George Gerchow – Director, VMware Center for Policy & Compliance