VMware acquisitions lead to increased security focus

Tuesday 26th November 2019

VMware have successfully acquired Intrinsic, Carbon Black and Avi, making them a more security-focused vendor than before. 

Intrinsic provides application runtime security technology for open-source JavaScript run-time environments. Instead of protecting applications by monitoring app behaviour, it limits an application’s privileges to only what it is supposed to do and blocks all privileged operations that are not whitelisted by security policies. With Intrinsic, VMware will be able to secure serverless functions on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

Carbon Black developed a cloud-based endpoint security platform that uses big data and behavioural analytics to provide several capabilities including threat hunting, incident response, antivirus and endpoint detection, and real-time endpoint query and remediation. Its platform stops about 1 million cyberattacks per day, the company claims. The combination of Carbon Black solutions and VMware products will create a modern security platform that can protect workloads and clients and applications for any app, any cloud, any device. With this acquisition, VMware is going to take a significant position in next-generation security.

Avi’s platform includes a software load balancer, web application firewall (WAF), analytics and monitoring, and a universal service mesh. It has been deployed at “hundreds of global enterprises” including Fortune 500 financial services, media, and technology companies. Combining VMware and Avi’s networking and security capabilities will allow customers to deliver services to all applications and data, wherever they are located.

For more information on these acquisitions, please contact Bytes at [email protected].

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