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VMware boosts workload and endpoint security

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Patrick Morley, former Carbon Black CEO.
Patrick Morley, former Carbon Black CEO.

Following the closure of its Carbon Black acquisition last month, VMware has unveiled a new security business unit under the leadership of Patrick Morley, former Carbon Black CEO.

The new unit will focus on providing comprehensive endpoint and workload protection and advanced cyber security analytics, said Sanjay Poonen, VMware’s COO, speaking during a keynote at VMworld 2019 Europe in Barcelona this week.

As the first step on this journey, VMware will offer multiple new Carbon Black Cloud solutions to customers, including Carbon Black Endpoint Standard, a next-generation anti-virus combined with endpoint detection and response; Carbon Black Endpoint Advanced, which combines Endpoint Standard with real-time endpoint query and remediation, and Carbon Black Endpoint Enterprise, which is real-time endpoint query and remediation combined with advanced threat hunting and incident response.

In addition, it will offer Carbon Black Workload, a new cloud workload protection add-on for VMware vSphere and VMware Workspace Security, which combines behaviour threat detection, next-generation anti-virus, and digital workspace analytics and remediation solutions.

Finally, it will bring Carbon Black Endpoint Standard with Secureworks Threat Detection and Response, which combines next-generation anti-virus and endpoint detection and response with an advanced security analytics application, expanding security telemetry beyond the endpoint and into the network and cloud.

At the same time, VMware also announced an enhanced partnership with its parent, Dell Technologies, that will make Carbon Black Cloud, along with Dell Trusted Devices and Secureworks, the preferred endpoint security solution for Dell commercial customers. This wil bring Carbon Black’s advanced endpoint protection to businesses of all sizes directly on-the-box.

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