Posted by Allwyn Sequeira
CTO & Vice President, Security and Networking Solutions
I’m excited to inform the community that VMware today acquired NeoAccel. NeoAccel’s SSL VPN-Plus product line combines the performance of IPsec VPNs with the benefits of SSL VPN technology, including increased security, simplified management, and reduced cost of ownership.
This acquisition dovetails into VMware’s strategy to shape and deliver the next era of IT – cloud computing – by enabling customers to deploy secure private and hybrid clouds and offer secure access to applications and virtual desktops from any device, anywhere. At VMworld 2010 we launched the VMware vShield family of products, introducing a central component of this strategy: virtualization-aware security to protect the edge of hybrid clouds as well as the applications and virtual desktops running on them.
NeoAccel’s solutions complement this strategy and offer several interesting integration opportunities. NeoAccel’s SSL VPN-Plus will add user VPN technology, which enables secure, high-performance access to cloud environments. These new capabilities and our continued collaboration with leading security vendors will ultimately enable automated, end-to-end security, privacy and compliance for hybrid cloud environments for our customers.
NeoAccel was founded and led by industry veteran Michel Susai, formerly founder of NetScaler. Michel has assembled a strong team of network/security domain experts, who have built a compelling, next generation secure access solution. We expect to integrate the NeoAccel product line into the VMware vShield family of products, and the NeoAccel team will join VMware’s Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. We welcome them to the VMware family, and look forward to continuing to deliver on our “better security with virtualization” promise.