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VMware Announces Global Digital Infrastructure Security Solutions

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VMware Inc. revealed solutions to help secure the world's digital infrastructure and anywhere workplaces at Security Connect 2021. VMware is reinventing security to help enterprises better defend all control points and simplify Zero-Trust security in response to the shifting threat landscape.

According to Frank Dickson, Program Vice President, Security & Trust, IDC, "we have entered an era of complexity never seen before, with the rapid migration to cloud, the adoption of new tools, and the lack of communication between security and DevOps teams. Complexity is the adversary of security and, by extension, resiliency. Since we have yet to prioritize security in our digital transformation activities, organizations are still being hacked. VMware aims to provide security teams with a simple, built-in solution to react against emerging threats more quickly and intelligently”.

Simplification of Zero-Trust for Better Visibility and Control of the Digital Infrastructure
Organizations require real-time intelligence to orchestrate security policies across distributed systems to properly deploy a Zero-Trust approach. There forth, VMware intends to include security into digital infrastructure to assist clients in gaining authoritative information from their environments and reducing the attack surface while minimizing operational complexity. For a simpler, faster, and smarter Zero-Trust strategy, this connected method connects important user control points, devices, workloads, and networks with the necessary data from all sources.

VMware Anywhere Workspace
According to VMware's 2021 Global Security Insights Report, 76 percent of enterprises have seen an increase in attacks, with the majority citing remote work as a contributing factor. VMware unveiled VMware Anywhere Workspace, a solution designed to help enterprises deliver better and more secure experiences to their employees no matter where they are in the world, in response to the transition to distributed workforces and the new and unprecedented security concerns. The VMware Anywhere Workspace combines VMware Workspace ONE, VMware SASE, and VMware Carbon Black Cloud to enable anywhere enterprises to manage multi-modal employee experiences, improve dispersed edge security, and automate workspaces.

VMware NSX Service-defined Firewall
Malicious actors are active in the network, according to VMware threat research, despite the deployment of a slew of perimeter safeguards. Enterprises require a better means to defend against cyberattacks; the massive volumes of internal (east/west) network traffic running within data centres. The VMware NSX Service-defined Firewall is the only distributed, scale-out internal firewall with a throughput of 20 Tbps that secures all east-west traffic across all workloads without requiring network upgrades.

“Attacks are more destructive, adversaries are more sophisticated, and breaches are more damaging than ever before. We are now at a fundamental inflection point and must put the power back in the hands of defenders. It’s time for a new approach to security that is simpler, faster, and smarter to help keep the world safe from cyberattacks”, said Patrick Morley, senior vice president and general manager, security business unit, VMware.

A stateful L4-L7 firewall, an intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS), a network sandbox, and behavior-based network traffic analysis are all part of it. Security teams can better safeguard data centre traffic across virtual, physical, containerized, and cloud workloads with the NSX Service-defined Firewall, avoiding damage from threats that make it past the network perimeter.

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Container and the VMware Modern Application Connectivity Solution
According to VMware's survey, 90 percent of application initiatives are focused on modernization. With VMware Carbon Black Cloud Container and the VMware Modern Application Connectivity solution, modern application environments may be better protected. VMware Carbon Black Cloud Container evaluates and controls application risks before they are deployed into production, allowing InfoSec and DevOps teams to collaborate more effectively to decrease risk and safeguard Kubernetes environments in the public cloud and on-premises.

The VMware Modern Apps Connectivity solution provides a comprehensive set of integrated application delivery services that allow administrators to manage end-to-end application traffic routing, resiliency, and security rules across multi-site systems and clouds from a single location.

Security Redefined for VMware's Customers and Partners
Angel MedFlight is a non-profit organization that assists patients and their families in getting to hospitals throughout the country for specialized care. Paul Green, Chief Development Officer, Angel MedFlight, “whether it's our Workspace ONE deployment, our usage of SD-WAN, or our usage of Carbon Black solutions to help secure our environment, Angel MedFlight relies significantly on VMware's product lines. Our attention must be solely on our patients and their families, so having a scalable, out-of-the-box solution is critical and that single pane of glass is delivered by VMware”.

Large public and commercial businesses all across the world rely on Worldwide Technology for digital strategy, innovative technology, and supply chain solutions. “With VMware, our security and operations teams can maintain the single pane of glass they're used to”, said Matt Berry, Worldwide Technology's Principal Security Advisor. Our teams can simply keep visibility without losing functionality by employing VMware Carbon Black Cloud and vCenter capabilities”.

Red Canary helps any organization to have the largest impact possible while being safe from cyberattacks. Chris Rothe, Red Canary's Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer said that we are seeing a significant spike in cyberattacks, which has put a pressure on the world's incident response providers. One of the best incident response solutions accessible to defenders has always been VMware Carbon Black. We have been able to swiftly get a grasp on a breach and reverse the tide against the bad guys thanks to VMware security solutions, which have helped us through this uptick in attacks”.

“Attacks are more destructive, adversaries are more sophisticated, and breaches are more damaging than ever before. We are now at a fundamental inflection point and must put the power back in the hands of defenders. It’s time for a new approach to security that is simpler, faster, and smarter to help keep the world safe from cyberattacks”, said Patrick Morley, senior vice president and general manager, security business unit, VMware.

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