VMware is all set to roll out its new product named ‘App Defense’ for protecting its software from cyber-attacks. It will significantly enhance the security of the core VMs (virtual machines) in its most used vSphere server virtualization product. By securing the core VM against malwares and other threats, it will help organizations working in the cloud or virtualized systems to create least privilege environments around their applications.
“AppDefense lets the virtual machine learn good behavior and any time it sees behavior that deviates from that it can take action.” – Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware.
VMware technologies have been long working with enterprises to help them simplify the IT complexities and streamline operations, to help them become more efficient and profitable. This move is a step forward in that direction as AppDefense will be embedded in VSAN data storage and VMWare’s NSX networking products.
There are other such security products too from different companies that offer defenses but they work alongside the virtual machines while the AppDefense resides in the heart of the VMs.
VMware’s vSphere has been trusted by most Fortune 500 companies and AppDefense running at the core in VMs will look out for malignant code and will prevent it from running. In the wake of cyber security threats like Wannacry and other ransomwares, an increasingly large number of organizations are looking forward to safeguard themselves from any future attacks. VMWare’s AppDefense will help companies in that endeavor of theirs to have more security on their products to stop or reduce the threats to their customers.
VMware is also working with SecureWorks, Puppet, IBM, CarbonBlack, and RSA to ensure that AppDefense will perform well with their products.
The VMware will launch it at the annual VMworld tech conference, which is being held during August 27-31, 2017 at Las Vegas.