VMware amps up its cloud and data-center security
The company rolled out three new offerings:
- VMware Advanced Security for Cloud Foundation – an integrated package of VMware Carbon Black technology, NSX Advanced Load Balancer with Web Application Firewall capabilities and NSX Distributed IDS/IPS aimed at offering customers a unified shield for data centers, private and public clouds.
- Support for security correlation with the MITRE ATT&CK framework Technique IDs (TIDs)—a list of common tactics, techniques, and procedures now built into the VMware Carbon Black Cloud that customers can use to determine network threat risks and prioritize resolutions. Improved Carbon Black Cloud support for Microsoft and Linux is coming as well.
- VMware Secure State – real-time detection and remediation capabilities to automate problem resolution across clouds.
The announcements further VMware’s overarching goal of integrating security features within its infrastructure – a concept it calls intrinsic security – that it says will better protect networked workloads than traditional piecemeal protection systems. They also feature the further integration of a number of technologies VMware has recently acquired.