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VMware Releases vShield 5.0.1

VMware is proud to announce the immediate availability of the 5.0.1 versions of vShield Edge, vShield App, vShield Endpoint, and vShield Data Security.  Each of these updates introduces a number of new features and bug fixes.

Check out the new reporting capabilities in vShield Data Security!


Highlights of the 5.0.1 release include:


  • Simplified automation using new REST API calls for vShield Data Security workflows, including triggers for completion of scans.
  • Enable download of vShield VIBs (host modules) from vShield Manager, a key step in support for Autodeploy (Stateless ESXi).

 High Availability and Policy Management

  • Automatic restart of vShield App or virtual machines if a heartbeat is not detected.
  • Improved vShield App policy management with the option to fail open or fail closed.
  • Option to selectively exclude virtual machines from vShield App protection.

 Actionable Data

  • Improved audit logs for vShield Manager provide detailed information about administrative user actions on vShield security operations.
  • Simplified troubleshooting with single file download of vShield system configuration and events.
  • Enhanced reporting for vShield Data Security allows users to view data as pie charts and bar graphs – and export this data to various file formats.

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