Businesses have been harnessing the advantages of virtualization for faster and more efficient, on-demand delivery of IT resources, but are still grappling with security in these dynamic virtual environments where virtual machines constantly get added, changed or moved, and visibility and security enforcement remain a challenge. Hillstone CloudEdge addresses this security gap and provides a complete virtual firewall solution available in a software form-factor. Hillstone CloudEdge provides advanced security services across Layer 2-7, in addition to core firewall features. It can be deployed via Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) as a “Firewall as a Service” for a multi-tenant solution in the virtual environment. CloudEdge is also deployed as a security gateway for Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) in the public cloud.