Intrinsic security is a fundamentally different approach to securing your business. Pivot to a strategy that leverages your infrastructure and control points in new ways across any app, any cloud, and any device, combined with threat intelligence, so that you can shift from a reactive posture to a position of strength.
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Intrinsic security is a fundamentally different approach to securing your business. It is not a product, or tool, or bundle for your organization. Rather, it is a strategy for leveraging your infrastructure and control points in new ways—in real time—across any app, cloud, or device so that you can shift from a reactive security posture to a position of strength.
It is about using what you have in new ways, so you can help unify your security and IT teams, accelerating how they identify risk, prevent, detect, and respond to threats with the right context and insights.
At its core, intrinsic security is built-in, unified, and context-centric.
Rather than relying on a standalone product for each capability, intrinsic security maximizes controls directly built-in to the infrastructure. By leveraging the virtual layer, you can use your existing infrastructure in new ways to protect your endpoints and workloads, networks, workspaces, and clouds, while gaining greater visibility and control over policies that protect your business.
Security teams frequently work in silos away from IT and operations teams, making it harder to get a holistic, clear security picture. An intrinsic security approach brings tools and teams together by enabling your security professionals to use data and events from IT and operations to more effectively control threats and policies. This unified approach leverages cloud, application, and device infrastructure to provide richer insights about the security environment.
By unifying your teams and technology, you can collaborate more effectively and increase agility when it comes to responding to new vulnerabilities and threats.
Intrinsic security should provide you with rich context not just about threats, but about what you are protecting—your endpoints and workloads, networks, workspaces, and clouds.
Context-centric security means you know behaviors and intended actions, including applications, data, users, access points, and configurations. It equips you with powerful knowledge that, combined with the latest threat intelligence, enables you to act faster to prevent and respond to new threats.
The strategy behind intrinsic security is building security into your infrastructure to turn points of vulnerability into points of security control. This enables you get insights across any app, any cloud, and any device to simplify and strengthen your approach to security and keep emerging threats at bay.
The control points that are critical to the intrinsic security strategy are networks, workloads, endpoints, identity, and clouds.
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No, intrinsic security is not a product, or tool, or bundle with a SKU. It is a fundamentally different approach to securing your business. It’s a strategy for leveraging your infrastructure and control points in new ways—in real time—across any app, cloud, or device so that you can shift from a reactive security posture to a position of strength.
At its core, intrinsic security has three main attributes. First, it’s built-in, with security capabilities baked into the control points in your infrastructure. Second, it’s an approach that unifies tools and teams to work better together and solve security problems. And third, it leverages control points to get insights into application and IT context as well as threats. These three areas help organizations shift from a reactive posture to a position of strength.
Intrinsic security helps organization reduce their risk through three key attributes. Built-in security means fewer products, agents, and complexity, reducing the chance for misconfiguration and vulnerabilities. Unifying tools and teams across security, IT, and operations improves holistic visibility to identify threats. Leveraging the infrastructure for real-time context and control points means we help organizations better detect and respond to threats.
Intrinsic security uses technology across the network, endpoint, workload, workspace and cloud to solve the most difficult cybersecurity problems in the enterprise. With this approach, organizations can secure their applications, users, and clouds from existing and emerging threats, identify and mitigate risks, meet regulatory compliance requirements, and do so with less complexity across their security portfolio.
VMware’s strategy is embedding security in everything we do, so nearly every product in the portfolio has security capabilities built-in. That said, the primary security products areas for focus are Carbon Black Cloud for endpoint and workload security, NSX and VeloCloud for network security, Workspace ONE for workspace security, and VMware Secure State for public cloud security.
VMware maintains various programs and practices to ensure that security is standardized through all facets of our products and cloud services. To see a list of reported vulnerabilities, or sign up to receive advisories via email, visit the VMware Security Advisories page.