Bolster Application Security with VMware AppDefense

VMware AppDefense is a data center endpoint security product that protects applications running in virtualized environments. Rather than chasing after threats, AppDefense understands an application's intended state and behavior, then monitors for changes to that intended state that indicate a threat. When a threat is detected, AppDefense automatically responds.

Introduction to VMware AppDefense an Application Security Software

Video Play Icon

Introduction to VMware AppDefense an Application Security Software

Discover Adaptive Micro-Segmentation

Automatically adapt workload and network security policies as an application changes.

Find out How

vSphere Platinum: Secure Infrastructure & Apps

vSphere Platinum combines the capabilities of vSphere and AppDefense to deliver advanced security fully integrated into the hypervisor.

Read the Blog

What AppDefense Does

Application-Centric alerting for the Security Operations Center (SOC)

AppDefense doesn’t produce a lot of alerts, but when it raises the alarm it’s smart to listen. The authoritative alerts generated by AppDefense coupled with automated response capabilities allow the SOC to focus on catching and eradicating threats from their environment, rather than sifting through noisy data and investigating threats that aren’t there.

Transforming Application Security Readiness Reviews

In the world of modern application development, applications are launched, changed, and decommissioned rapidly. By the time a security team learns of the existence of a new application, it has often already changed. AppDefense creates a common source of truth between application teams and the security teams, streamlining the security review and readiness process.


Understand Intended State of Application

From inside the vSphere hypervisor, AppDefense has an authoritative understanding of how data center endpoints are meant to behave and is the first to know when changes are made. This contextual intelligence removes the guesswork involved in determining which changes are legitimate and which are real threats.

Protect the Protector

Because AppDefense is installed in the vSphere hypervisor, it has an isolated, protected environment from which to continually monitor data center endpoints. This reduces the chance of AppDefense itself being compromised.

Respond Automatically with Precision

When a threat is detected, AppDefense uses vSphere and VMware NSX Data Center to automate the correct response. AppDefense can automatically:

  • - Block process communication
  • - Snapshot an endpoint for forensic analysis
  • - Suspend or shut down the endpoint


Tom Corn explaining why AppDefense is the next big thing

Video Play Icon

Why AppDefense is the Next Big Thing

Security Inside the Perimeter

Download the Guide

Cybersecurity Insights: Security in the Digital Era

Watch Again

See a step-by-step explanation of how AppDefense works

Read the Blog


Hutto Independent School District uses AppDefense and NSX Data Center

Video Play Icon

School District Gets Proactive with Security

Hutto Independent School District uses AppDefense and NSX Data Center to address critical security gaps without expanding their small IT team.


"It's the unknown threat that we are most concerned about and AppDefense is going to help us be as proactive as possible. It's a new generation of security."

-Travis Brown, Director of Technology, Hutto ISD