by Erik Hinderer
At the start of the new year, I did some technical housekeeping, starting new notebooks and such. After looking back through my client notes from 2016, I started to become intrigued with the idea of how software companies were viewed, based on perceived product security and reliability, versus the actual software defects recorded in the CVE repository (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures).
As a VMware TAM, I receive a lot of direct feedback from clients in the field regarding software quality and security vulnerabilities. VMware is known and regarded for developing some of the most secure and reliable infrastructure software products in the industry today, but I wondered how VMware compared with other software manufactures on a broader spectrum.