VMware formally acquired Carbon Black, a leading next-generation security cloud provider on October 8, 2019. Carbon Black created an innovative cloud-native security platform with a smart, lightweight agent, and an AI/ML-based Data Lake in the Cloud that provides comprehensive protection of endpoints and defense against a variety of threats.
The acquisition of Carbon Black represents the evolution of VMware’s intrinsic security strategy, where security features are built into the infrastructure and across workloads, clients and applications.
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