Live from RSA Conference 2021: VMware Named Winner in Global Infosec Awards

VMware Named Winner in Global Infosec Awards


Today, at RSA Conference 2021, Cyber Defense Magazine named VMware Security a winner in its 9th Annual Global InfoSec Awards in the following categories:

  • “Most Innovative in Endpoint Security” for VMware Carbon Black Cloud
  • “Market Leader in Firewall” for VMware NSX Service-defined Firewall

“VMware Security embodies three major features we judges look for to become winners: understanding tomorrow’s threats, today, providing a cost-effective solution and innovating in unexpected ways that can help stop the next breach,” said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine.

VMware has fundamentally changed how organizations approach security, helping our customers build trust and resilience to solve the threats of today and tomorrow. The current approach to cybersecurity is complex and fragmented. There are too many silos as both products and people try to defend too many attack surfaces, with too little context. VMware Security enables customers to implement Zero Trust at scale with confidence, speed, and accuracy.

This approach works by joining the critical control points of users, devices, workloads, and networks and delivering security as a built-in distributed service. VMware Security enables customers to better detect and respond to exposures and attacks quickly; remediate known and potential threats faster; simplify security operations; and make more effective use of resources.

Here’s a look at the award-winning VMware Security solutions that were recognized by Cyber Defense Magazine at RSA Conference 2021.

VMware Carbon Black Cloud

Recently named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™ Endpoint Security Software As A Service, Q2 2021, and trusted by more than 25,000 organizations worldwide, the VMware Carbon Black Cloud sets the industry standard for advanced protection by consolidating multiple endpoint security capabilities using one endpoint agent and console. With the VMware Carbon Black Cloud, customers minimize downtime responding to incidents and return critical CPU cycles to the business while improving endpoint performance. Enterprises can instantly leverage a comprehensive historical record of their environment for effective threat hunting by proactively capturing and storing all unfiltered endpoint activity. The single console also helps users operate faster and more effectively, which is more important than ever amid the pandemic.

While other endpoint security products only collect a dataset related to what is “known bad,” VMware Carbon Black Cloud continuously collects comprehensive endpoint activity data, because attackers intentionally try to “look normal” in order to hide their attacks. It then analyzes attackers’ behavior patterns to detect and stop never-seen-before attacks. The VMware Carbon Black Cloud makes it possible for security teams everywhere to gain unparalleled visibility into the behavior of sophisticated nation-state adversaries and be proactive in their security response instead of reactive.

VMware NSX Service-Defined Firewall

Enterprises need a better way to defend the large volumes of east-west (internal) network traffic flowing within data centers against cyberattacks. Traditional, appliance-based security solutions are not adequate to protect today’s applications, and perimeter firewalls designed for north-south traffic are ineffective at delivering the control and performance needed for dynamic workloads. Bolted-on security solutions can’t deliver the scalability, agility and cost effectiveness needed by today’s security teams.

The VMware NSX Service-defined Firewall is the only distributed, scale-out internal firewall capable of 20 Tbps throughput that protects all east-west traffic across all workloads without network changes. It includes a stateful L4-L7 firewall, an intrusion detection/prevention system (IDS/IPS), network sandbox, and behavior-based network traffic analysis. With the NSX Service-defined Firewall, security teams can protect the data center traffic across virtual, physical, containerized, and cloud workloads from internal threats and avoid damage from threats that make it past the network perimeter. The NSX Service-defined Firewall has the ability to apply virtual patches at every workload, something traditionally only implemented at the perimeter, enabling more effective response to sophisticated threats before they disrupt business. CISOs and their teams can use the VMware Service-Defined Firewall to mitigate risk, enable compliance, and improve security operations, and simplify security architectures.

For more about VMware at RSA Conference, check out our blog: Building Greater Resilience – VMware at RSAC 2021.