On August 28th, the first day of VMworld® 2017 in Las Vegas, VMware announced its solution securing applications running on virtualized or cloud environments, VMware AppDefenseTM.
The new security solution leverages the virtual infrastructure to monitor running applications against their intended state, and can detect and automate response to attacks that attempt to manipulate those applications. Additionally, integrations with third party solutions will enable partner ecosystem to leverage VMware AppDefense’s unique application visibility and response orchestration.
“The growing frequency and cost of security incidents points to a fundamental flaw in security models that focus solely on chasing threats,” said Tom Corn, Senior Vice President, Security Products at VMware.
An increased use of automation within applications enables an intent-based security model. Leveraging vSphere gives AppDefense several unique capabilities. First, it’s in a unique position to see rich application context. Second, it can leverage the hypervisor to create a protected zone from which to store intended state and monitor runtime behavior. AppDefense enables customers to improve the effectiveness of existing security controls. Endpoint security, security information and event management (SIEM) and Security Operations Center Analytics are able to integrate with AppDefense to gain unique application context, leverage the virtual infrastructure for remediation and protect their own position on the endpoint.
To read more about this new security model, read the full press release on the VMware newsroom: