Onward and Upward: RSA 2019 Recap

Mar 15, 2019
Sachin Sharma


Sachin Sharma is a senior product line marketing manager for VMware’s End-User Computing business unit, specializing in security.

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The theme for last week’s RSA Conference 2019 was “BETTER.” The cybersecurity world gathered in San Francisco to talk security and look at how to make information security better. Business leaders and cybersecurity professionals had an opportunity to look at the latest approaches that are and aren’t working against cyber threats. We also had a chance to come together as a community to pave the way for cybersecurity efforts in the future, onward and upward.

Some of our biggest takeaways from this year’s event include our thoughts on why the security industry is failing, how technology like machine learning is helping cybercriminals be faster and smarter, and how security is essentially the business of protecting trust. Our CEO, Pat Gelsinger, delivered a keynote on “Three Things the Security Industry Isn’t Talking About (but Should Be)”. His keynote explored ideas centered around investing in prevention, focusing on applications by reducing the attack surface, and making security intrinsic. We can further relate these three ideas to security in the digital workspace, which we showcased at our booth at the RSA conference.

RSA 2019 Recap

With VMware Intrinsic Security, customers can lock down the known good behavior of applications and significantly reduce the risk to critical apps, sensitive data, and users. Focusing on the digital workspace, organizations must look at the main targeted attack vectors which are users, apps, and devices. To combat, VMware Workspace ONE has intrinsic security capabilities built into its platform, including access management to apps, DLP (data loss prevention) for apps and devices, encryption and more. Workspace ONE is also designed with zero trust in mind at all attack vectors. For example, with conditional access, users and devices can be verified for compliance before gaining access to corporate resources.

Combining intrinsic, zero trust security with modern management capabilities (think real-time device hygiene that improves security posture), and you have a unique platform that helps you get closer to solving your digital workspace security needs. The missing pieces are insights and automation, delivered through Workspace ONE Intelligence, and leveraging threat intelligence from an open partner security ecosystem, provided through Workspace ONE Trust Network. Workspace ONE’s ability to provide intrinsic security, focus on reducing the attack surface at the app, device and user layer, and prevent threats with modern management directly tie into the three things the security industry should be talking about, as highlighted by Pat.

Last week, our Workspace ONE platform was also selected as the winner of the 2019 SC Award for Best Mobile Security Solution! This award recognizes technologies used to secure endpoint and mobile devices, access to data in the enterprise, and encryption for data in motion between the enterprise and the device. We are incredibly honored to be recognized in this category full of amazing technologies.

RSA 2019 Recap


If you missed us at RSA 2019, you can read more about our latest announcements for security in the digital workspace in the blog we published last week. We have an exciting day of End User Computing sessions, including one focused on digital workspace security, coming up in our vForum Online Spring 2019 on Wednesday, April 24 – you can register here.

For more information on intrinsic, zero trust security with modern management to secure the digital workspace, visit https://www.vmware.com/products/workspace-one/security.html.

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