Networking and security solutions are integral components of building agile and secure virtual datacenters. Partner solutions integrated with VMware products deliver security, compliance and advanced networking to help customers leverage their existing investments in network and security solutions, while dramatically improving operational efficiency and agility in their datacenter.
The Network and Security category is open to qualified partners interested in building and certifying network and security services over VMware platform. Three certifications are available for use with the VMware® Ready™ for Networking and Security logo:
VMware NSX provides a platform for integration of best-of-breed solutions from ecosystem partners to help customers optimize their Software Defined Data Center experience. The VMware Ready for Networking and Security NSX Partner Program provides essential tools, including NSX product education, integration support (APIs, SDKs, program management and support Q&A), best practice guidelines and certification for optimizing partner solution integration with NSX.
The VMware NetX program enables partners to use NetX APIs to build network and security services over VMware infrastructure. NetX APIs enable partners to integrate their existing solutions inside VMware work flow management and tap valuable information inside vSphere to provide their services. Solutions currently supported by these APIs include load-balancing (LB), WAN optimization and intrusion detection and prevention (IDS/ IPS) service integration.
The VMware EPSec program enables partners to use EPSec APIs to deliver endpoint security solutions in a more efficient manner that does not require the management of resource-intensive agents inside the guest VM. VMware EPSec APIs allow partners to eliminate the requirements for these agents and instead consolidate security intelligence into a single Security Virtual Appliance (SVA) per ESXi host. Currently, solutions supported by these APIs include anti-virus (AV), file integrity monitoring (FIM) and data loss prevention (DLP scanning for data at rest).
To get started and express interest in enrolling in the VMware Ready Program, please complete the online Partner Onboarding Form. Select “EPSec” in the Program Name field.
Visit the VMware Developer Center for additional program resources, including SDKs, APIs and other certification tools.