E-Rate Dollars Can Now Be Used To Take Advantage of SDN with VMware NSX

The need for substantive network security in schools has never been greater. According to ID vmw-phto-nsx-erate-420x276-tnAnalytics, more than 140,000 minors are victims of identity fraud per year—and when their data is exposed, it is misused more frequently. One reason for this is that minors’ clean credit reports can make them extra attractive to identity thieves.

“The educational space is extremely concerned about ensuring [that] Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about students, and their respective data, is kept safe, secure, and only used for the learning environment,” says Jason Radford, head of operations for IlliniCloud. Continue reading

The Future State of Security Starts with Virtualization: VMware at the 2016 RSA Conference

It’s no secret that by transforming networking into a software industry, network virtualization has accelerated innovation. But what does virtualization mean for security more broadly? Can virtualization be a key weapon in the arsenal for improving IT security? If so, how?

Tom Corn, & Guido Appenzeller, VMware Inc.

Tom Corn, & Guido Appenzeller, VMware Inc.

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Why It’s Time to Build a Zero Trust Network

Network security, for a long time, has worked off of the old Russian maxim, “trust but verify.” Trust a user, but verify it’s them. However, today’s network landscape — where the Internet of Things, the Cloud, and more are introducing new vulnerabilities — makes the “verify” part of “trust but verify” difficult and inefficient. We need a simpler security model. That model: Zero Trust. Continue reading

VMware NSX Secures Armor’s Customers with Micro-Segmentation

VMware NSX equips Armor with the ability to orchestrate each customer in a cloud-like Armor-Jeffenvironment while giving them a threat-tight security wrapper via micro-segmentation from day one. Continue reading

Security for the New Battlefield

What will be our security challenge in the coming decade? Running trusted services even on untrusted infrastructure. That means protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data as it moves through the network. One possible solution – distributed network encryption – a new approach made possible by network virtualization and the software-defined data center that addresses some of the current challenges of widespread encryption usage inside the data center. Continue reading

The Next Horizon for Cloud Networking & Security

VMware NSX has been around for more than two years now, and in that time software-defined networking and network virtualization have become VMware Networking Expert Guido Appenzellerinextricably integrated into modern data center architecture. It seems like an inconceivable amount of progress has been made. But the reality is that we’re only at the beginning of this journey.

The transformation of networking from a hardware industry into a software industry is having a profound impact on services, security, and IT organizations around the world, according to VMware’s Chief Technology Strategy Officer for Networking, Guido Appenzeller.

“I’ve never seen growth like what we’ve found with NSX,” he says. “Networking is going through a huge transition.” Continue reading

Leverage Micro-Segmentation to Build a Zero Trust Network

Applications are a vital component of your business…but are your applications and data safe?  Have you considered implementing a Zero Trust model at your organization to protect your vital resources?  Join this hour-long webcast on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST to find out how to leverage micro-segmentation to build a true Zero Trust data center network.

Join our guest speaker, John Kindervag, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, as he discusses the results of the August 2015 commissioned research study, “Leverage Micro-segmentation To Build A Zero Trust Network”, conducted on behalf of VMware. Kindervag will cover Forrester’s three key findings from the study:

  • Security gaps and disconnects are the unfortunate norm across Enterprises today.
  • Network virtualization helps to reduce risk and supports a higher-level security strategy.
  • Micro-segmentation provided through network virtualization paves the way for implementing a Zero Trust model.

Protecting your data doesn’t have to be difficult! Reserve your spot for this webcast today.

Micro-Segmentation and Security at Tribune Media

And to learn more about how other leading organizations are using micro-segmentation to build a Zero Trust Model, watch the video below from David Giambruno, CIO of Tribune Media.

 

VMworld 2015 Networking and Security Sessions – Part II

Earlier this week we outlined #VMworld sessions on networking and security that are appropriate for attendees who are just starting down the path to virtualizing their networks with NSX. You can read that blog here in Part I.

The beauty of having a solution that has been shipping for nearly two years to more than 700 customers is that we have tons of advanced topics that we can now cover as part of the show program. So take a look at the list of sessions below, and then check out the schedule builder on VMworld.com to organize your week. We’re looking forward to seeing you at VMworld US 2015.

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Sunday, August 30

Time

Session ID Session Title

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

NET6614-QT

Implementation of NSX: Decisions and Outcomes

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

NET6615-QT

Extending the Power of Software Defined Networking to the Retail Branch

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

NET6616-QT

Creating the SDDC for Healthcare

 Monday, August 31

Time

Session ID Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

Keynote

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

SPL-SDC-1624

Hands on Labs:

VMware NSX and the vRealize Suite

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

NET6053

The Case for Network Virtualization:

Customer Case Study

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

NET5187

What’s New in Operations Management for Networking with NSX and others

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET4989

The Future of Network Virtualization with

VMware NSX

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET5529

The Practical Path to NSX

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

NET4933

vSphere Distributed Switch Best Practices for NSX

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

NET5082

How to Deploy VMware NSX with

Cisco Nexus and UCS

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

NET4941

VMware NSX – Deep Dive

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

SEC5071

NSX – AirWatch: Micro-segmentation for

Enterprise and Mobile Apps

Tuesday, September 1

Time

Session ID Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

Keynote

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

NET5488

Troubleshooting Methodology for VMware NSX

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

NET6639-S

Spotlight Session: The Next Horizon for Cloud Networking and Security

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SEC6640-S

Spotlight Session: The Software Defined Data Center: Security for the new battlefield

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET6605-GD

NSX & Physical Network Integration

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

NET5469

VMware on VMware – How VMware IT Uses

NSX for Micro-Segmentation, &

Large Scale Private Cloud

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

NET5212

NSX Performance

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

NET5213

Operational Best Practices for VMware NSX

Wednesday, September 2

Time

Session ID Session Title

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

SEC5170

Micro-Segmented Applications and Services: Enabling The Future of Security

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

NET5989

Multi-vCenter Solutions with VMware NSX

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

ELW-SDC-1625

Expert led Lab: VMware NSX Advanced

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Solutions Exchange

Partners to visit: Arista, Check Point, Dell, F5, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET4995

Integrating Physical Workloads and Infrastructure with a NSX Virtual Network

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET5770

Reference Design for SDDC with NSX & vSphere – Part 1

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET5252

NSX Management Pack for vRealize Operations Manager

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

NET5792

Reference Design for SDDC with NSX & vSphere – Part 2

*note – NET5770 is a pre-requisite for this session

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

NET5560

Bridging Virtual and Physical in NSX with OVSB Standard Based Hardware VTEP Integration

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

NET5395

Technical Deep Dive into Desktop-As-A-Service (DAAS) Deployments with NSX

 Thursday, September 3

Time

Session ID Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

Closing Keynote

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

NET5826

NSX for vSphere Logical Routing Deep Dive

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

SEC5589

NSX Distributed Firewall Deep Dive

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

NET5612

NSX for vSphere Logical Load Balancing Deep Dive

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

NET4907

Turning Disaster Recovery into a Reality with NSX

 

VMworld 2015 Networking and Security Sessions – Part I

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At VMworld 2014 we focused on the basics of network virtualization. What VMware NSX is, what it does, and how network virtualization would change datacenter networking.  We shared the many benefits of virtualizing networks and you caught on.

Just one year later, network virtualization is going mainstream. So at VMworld 2015, have nearly 100 sessions that are guaranteed to fit your needs, whether you’re an #NSXninja or a network virtualization newbie.

Thinking about virtualizing the network at your company or organization? Want to see how others have done it? We’ve got 20 VMware NSX customers ready to share their learnings and insights and talk about how they’ve virtualized their networks.

Curious about how VMware is collaborating with industry leaders and emerging startups to solve customer problems around security, operations, and integration between the physical and virtual worlds? We’ve got sessions on those topics, too. Our partner ecosystem is growing and our partners will share the benefits of their integrated offerings.

But that’s not all! We will be highlighting proven VMware NSX use cases that will teach you all you need to know about a whole range of topics—from micro-segmentation to IT automation, multi-tenancy, application continuity, and security for VDIs.

So take a look at the list of sessions below, and then check out the schedule builder on VMworld.com to organize your week.

Also, if you’re looking for more advanced sessions, check out Part II of this series here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at VMworld US 2015.

Sunday, August 30

Time

Session ID

Session Title

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

ELW-SDC-1603

Expert Led Workshop: VMware NSX Introduction

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

NET6614-QT

Implementation of NSX: Decisions and Outcomes

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

NET6615-QT

Extending the Power of Software Defined Networking to the Retail Branch

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

NET6616-QT

Creating the SDDC for Healthcare

 Monday, August 31

Time

Session ID

Session Title

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

NET4860

VMware NSX Business Case: A Guided Journey of High-Value IT Outcomes for the SDDC

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session: Keynote

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

NET6053

The Case for Network Virtualization: Customer Case Study

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NET5529

The Practical Path to NSX

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

NET5082

How to Deploy VMware NSX with Cisco Nexus and UCS

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

NET4941

VMware NSX – Deep Dive

 Tuesday, September 1

Time

Session ID

Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

General Session

Keynote

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

NET6639-S

Spotlight Session: The Next Horizon for Cloud Networking and Security

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

OPT4953

Operationalizing VMware NSX: Practical Strategies and Lessons from Real-World Implementations

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

SEC6640-S

Spotlight Session: The Software Defined Data Center: Security for the new battlefield

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET6605-GD

NSX & Physical Network Integration

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

STO 6328

What’s New in Disaster Recovery with VMware Site Recovery Manager and VMware NSX

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Solutions Exchange

Partners to visit: Arista, Check Point, Dell, F5, Intel Security, Palo Alto Networks, Trend Micro

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

NET5213

Operational Best Practices for VMware NSX

Wednesday, September 2

Time

Session ID

Session Title

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

CTO6632

VMware R&D CTO Panel

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

SPL-SDC-1603

Hands On Labs: VMware NSX Introduction

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

NET6056

VMware NSX: A User’s Experience

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Solutions Exchange or Hang Space

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

EUC5067

Your Desktops Secured: What Can NSX do for you?

Thursday, September 3

Time

Session ID

Session Title

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

General Session

Closing Keynote

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

NET6610-GD

Operationalizing NSX

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

MGT5360

Introducing Application Self-service with Networking and Security using vRealize Automation and NSX

 

 

 

VMware and Docker Deliver Greater Speeds through the Right Controls

This post was co-authored by Guido Appenzeller, CTSO of Networking and Security (@appenz), and Scott Lowe, Engineering DockerArchitect, Networking and Security Business Unit (@scott_lowe)

In today’s business environment, companies are being asked to go faster than ever before: faster time to market, faster response to customers, faster reactions to market shifts. Having a good idea isn’t enough; companies not only need to have a good idea, but they need get it to market fast, and quickly iterate on improvements to that idea. Speed is a competitive advantage.

The phenomenal success of the open source Docker project is a reflection of the pressure on companies to go faster. Companies across all industries have recognized that successful development teams can be a competitive differentiator. However, developers needed a way to simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of applications and code, and found Docker was one way to help accomplish that. Docker has won a place in the hearts and minds of many developers for its ability to help simplify the development and deployment of many different types of applications. Continue reading