VMware announces new innovations across its expanding networking and security portfolio that will help customers embrace the cloud operating model.
“VMware is radically transforming how our customers consume networking and security – allowing them to realize the agility and efficiencies of the cloud operating model through a cloud-smart approach. With a privileged position in the infrastructure and a scale out distributed software architecture, we’re able to leverage the intrinsic attributes of our platforms and deliver these unique solutions in a consumption-oriented manner.” says Tom Gillis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of VMware’s Networking and Advanced Security business group.
Simplifying Networking and Security for Multicloud
In Project Northstar, VMware announces a major advancement of its NSX platform. Announced in technology preview today, Project Northstar will transform how enterprises consume networking and security in a multi-cloud world.
Strengthening Lateral Security
VMware is strengthening its lateral security capabilities by embedding network detection and visibility into Carbon Black Cloud’s endpoint protection platform, which is now available to select customers in early access.
Expanding Security for the Data Center and Cloud Edge
Last year, VMware announced the industry-first elastic application security edge (c) which enables the networking and security infrastructure at the data center or cloud edge to flex and adjust as app needs change. VMware is introducing:
- VMware NSX Gateway Firewall: VMware’s next-generation firewall now offers a new stateful active edge scale-out capability that significantly increases network throughput for stateful services.
- VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer: With a goal to deliver multi-layer application security at the edge, closer to applications and users for better efficiency and performance, VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer () is adding new bot management capabilities, while enhancing the security capabilities of its web application firewall, malware detection, security analytics, and DDoS protection.
- Project Watch: At VMware Explore 2022, VMware is unveiling Project Watch, a new approach to multi-cloud networking and security that will provide advanced app to app policy controls to help with continuous risk and compliance assessment.