How VMware Organizes Its Security Products

VMware is often thought of as a virtualization vendor, but that’s not the only thing the company does. VMware is also a cybersecurity vendor.

Leading VMware’s security business is Tom Corn, Senior Vice President and GM of Security Products. In a video interview with eSecurityPlanet, Corn discusses the three core pillars that make up VMware’s current security product portfolio.

On the user and device side, VMware has its Workspace One portfolio, which includes Enterprise Mobile Management (EMM) capabilities (check out eSecurity Planet‘s guide to EMM vendors, which lists VMware as a top vendor). Corn said that end user services teams within organizations tend to be the biggest buyers of Workspace One.

Corn also identified VMware’s NSX network virtualization and segmentation technology as a core pillar of his company’s security strategy. NSX provides a network perspective for cybersecurity and is often acquired by the networking or infrastructure teams within an organization.

The third pillar of VMware’s security strategy is the AppDefense technology, which was first announced at the VMworld 2017 event. AppDefense provides security introspection and control. Corn said AppDefense is a product that is really focused on the InfoSec team within an organization.

Rather than trying to have a single product that does everything, Corn said VMware’s security strategy is about considering who are the people within an organization who will use a given product and what makes sense for their workflow.

Watch the full video interview with Tom Corn, Senior Vice President and GM of Security Products at VMware, below:

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at eSecurityPlanet and Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.

Sean Michael Kerner
Sean Michael Kerner
Sean Michael Kerner is an Internet consultant, strategist, and contributor to several leading IT business web sites.

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