Blue Lane Technologies, a network security vendor, developed inline patching technology as well as software that shielded virtual machines from security threats in network traffic. Their software worked at the hypervisor layer to protect virtual servers by monitoring network traffic for threats and provided real-time protection.
The acquisition of Blue Lane Technologies expanded our capabilities in network monitoring and protection. VMware vShield Zones was built on key technologies and software from Blue Lane Technologies. This API and partner program allows our security vendors to leverage the introspective capabilities of the hypervisor for better protection of virtual machines.