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Attention Carbon Black Resellers, Requirements Reminder…

For those of you arriving from the Carbon Black program, make sure you have achieved your tier requirements, including the Endpoint Protection Solution Competency accreditation by February 27, 2021 to maintain your tier standing. Contact your SBU specialist if you have questions about your status and access Partner Connect Program Guide for more detail.

Learn more about the VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload Security for Containers coming in February.

VMware Issues Updated Statement on SolarWinds Supply Chain Compromise and CVE 2020-4006

We have no indication that VMware has any involvement in the nation-state attack on SolarWinds. We also immediately analyzed the limited use of SolarWinds in our environment and found no evidence of exploitation.

In a separate event, earlier this month, the National Security Agency (NSA) identified a vulnerability in VMware Workspace ONE (CVE 2020-4006). We issued a security patch for this vulnerability on Dec 3, 2020, and we continue to encourage all customers to apply the latest product updates, security patches and mitigations made available for their specific environment. In addition, VMware Carbon Black and NSX have been updated to provide customers the ability to detect and prevent malicious components related to these recent breaches. Although there may be commonalities between some methodologies used in a recent intrusion into an industry network and methodologies that can be used to exploit CVE 2020-4006, at this time, we have no indications that VMware has any involvement in the nation-state attack on SolarWinds.  We want to clarify that all unpatched vulnerabilities that provide initial access can be used to achieve and maintain a persistent presence in networks.

We have been longtime advocates of cyber-hygiene principles that focus on protecting mission-critical business applications and data. These basic principles have never been more important and, when adhered to, can make a meaningful difference. They include Hardening and Patching, Multi-Factor Authentication, Least Privilege, Micro-segmentation, and Behavioral-Based Threat Detection and Response.

VMware strives to provide customers with solutions that make security intrinsic to their environment, building it into their infrastructure, device management and applications, simplifying cyber hygiene, and shifting customers from a reactive posture to a position of strength. We remain committed to transparency and will update this blog post as events transpire.

For additional product information, please refer to the following blog posts.

Attention Former Carbon Black Partners…

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload delivers agentless protection, purpose-built for workloads to reduce the attack surface and strengthen data center security posture. The Endpoint Protection Solution Competency 5-day course is now available on-demand.

We are pleased to offer an additional 10% discount off popular VMware Carbon Black Training Courses through January 22, 2021. View the details of the promotional offer.

Make sure you’ve completed the Endpoint Protection Solution Competency accreditation by February 27, 2021 to maintain your tier status after March 2021. It’s recommended that all VMware partners achieve the VCP and VCTA Badges to demonstrate understanding of VMware’s security solutions and ability to provide entry level support for the security features of VMware products.

Upcoming vmLIVEs – Register Now for Your Daily Dose

Bookmark the schedule for the vmLIVEs of interest today.  This program consists of daily, live webcasts spanning a wide range of topics designed to drive our go-to-market priorities forward. Following are the top 5 vmLIVEs you may not want to miss next week – register today!

Introducing VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload and Free Trial

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload delivers agentless protection purpose-built for workloads to reduce the attack surface and strengthen data center security posture. Check out the product data sheet, information on the free trial, FAQ, and partner sales kit.

Introducing VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload & Free Trial

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload delivers agentless protection purpose-built for workloads to reduce the attack surface and strengthen data center security posture. Check out the product data sheet, information on the free trial, FAQ, and partner sales kit.

New Partner Demand Center Campaigns & Upcoming vmLIVE

Join us on October 26 to learn how to make the most of VMware Cloud on AWS. Get everything you need from solution experts to optimize VMware Cloud on AWS through Scale on Demand and Cloud migration campaigns.

Take a look at these NEW Partner Demand Center campaigns:

  • Future Ready Workforce – to enable ‘anywhere organizations’ to embrace a sustainable work-from-home strategy by providing a secure, scalable, and unified digital infrastructure for today’s distributed workforce.
  • VMware Cloud Simplified with Modern HCI (Mid-Market) – enables you to specifically target mid-market organizations to embrace the benefits of hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).
  • VMware HCI Expand – will help you leverage early success with VMware vSAN and their customers add more HCI clusters or more SDDC solutions that will ultimately put them on the path to the cloud journey.
  • VMware vSphere with Tanzu – for upgrading existing vSphere customers to vSphere with Tanzu, which opens the door for other upsell and cross-sell opportunities. vSphere 7 is key to infrastructure modernization and agile operations.
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Scale on Demand – helps you prospects extend on-premises environments to the public cloud and take advantage of future ready, instantaneous scalability with VMware Cloud on AWS.
  • VMware Cloud on AWS Cloud Migration – promotes migration of apps to the cloud and modernizing for the future via VMware Cloud on AWS. Additionally, 2-node promotional materials enable partners to help prospects take advantage of on-demand cloud capacity for a 33 percent lower cost.
  • Carbon Black Replace Antivirus – enables prospects to consolidate multiple security capabilities via one endpoint agent and console to fit their specific organizational needs without requiring additional agents, deployments, or training.
  • Cloud Network Security Content Kit – these materials position VMware Cloud Network Security as the premier distributed security solution for modern data center defense.

 

VMware Carbon Black Endpoint Protection Solution Competency & Additional Courses Now Available

The Carbon Black Endpoint Protection Solution Competency is available on Partner University. This Solution Competency is comprised of the Endpoint Protection VSP, VTSP, and Post-Sales training. You can achieve the accreditation by completing the courses and passing the assessments, which will make you eligible for Solution Rewards on Carbon Black Cloud products.

FYI, the 5-day course for the Carbon Black portfolio is now available and it is a required course for anyone interested in achieving the Technical Post Sales accreditation for the Carbon Black Endpoint Protection Solution Competency. VMware Carbon Black Portfolio: Configure and Manage, is also available on our public enrollment schedule as Live Online modality with scheduled classes in September and October.

Reference this new Carbon Black Cybersecurity Outlook eBook, which outlines the arc of attacker behaviors over the last year. It then speaks to the response that defenders have put in place to mitigate and/or block the malicious attacks. Leverage this eBook to spot trends, evaluate response criteria and expertise, and plan product and service offerings to match the threats.

New Cloud Native Master Services Competency & Carbon Black Endpoint Protection Solution Competency

Cloud Native Master Services Competency
Accelerate your Kubernetes deep technical skills through achievement of our new Cloud Native Master Services Competency (MSC).Get started now so that you are prepared to take advantage of the vSphere 7 with Kubernetes upgrade opportunity. Review this overview presentation and FAQ document and…learn more!

Carbon Black Technical Courses & Endpoint Protection Solution Competency
VMware now offers 5 new Carbon Black technical courses with live online classes. While each course is 1-day in length, we recommend taking 3 – 5 courses together in the same week (look for our course-bundle Bootcamp coming soon).

The Endpoint Protection Solution Competency, including the Solution Competency guide, is now available on Partner University. This Solution Competency is comprised of the Endpoint Protection VSP, VTSP, and Post-Sales training. Individuals can earn the badge by completing the course and passing the assessment, and partners who achieve the Solution Competency will be eligible for Solution Rewards on Carbon Black Cloud products.  Learn more!

 

VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Lastline

Today we announced our intent to acquire Lastline, a pioneer in anti-malware research and AI-powered network detection and response. This is an important step forward for VMware’s vision of Intrinsic Security, as it will allow us to further take advantage of the intrinsic attributes of our virtualization platform to yield innovative security capabilities. Our aim is not to replicate that which exists today, but rather to build security solutions that we can uniquely deliver, spanning from the heart of the data center to users in a branch office and all the way to mobile users at home or on the road.  Read more.