Announcement SASE

Announcing VMware Anywhere Workspace Featuring VMware SASE

Today we are excited to announce VMware Anywhere Workspace, a solution that enables distributed organizations to truly embrace work from anywhere.

VMware Anywhere Workspace brings together the industry-leading technologies of VMware Workspace ONE, VMware SASE, and VMware Carbon Black. Combining and integrating these solutions gives organizations the power to manage the multi-modal employee experience, better secure the distributed edge, and automate the workspace.

On their own, these industry-leading and award-winning solutions are already enabling organizations to adapt to the increasingly distributed future of work, by securely connecting, protecting, and optimizing workloads for thousands of employees. Together, they provide a unified solution that makes managing the work-from-anywhere experience seamless.

VMware Anywhere Workspace combines:

  • VMware Workspace ONE for unified endpoint management, virtual apps and desktops, and employee experience, productivity, and security solutions
  • VMware SASE combines SD-WAN and AIOps capabilities with cloud-delivered security functions, including cloud web security, zero trust network access, and firewalling, delivered as-a-service from a global network of points of presence (PoPs)
  • VMware Carbon Black Cloud for cloud-native endpoint and workload protection

To learn more about VMware Anywhere Workspace, please see our main announcement blog, press release, and blog post from Sanjay Poonen, COO, customer operations, VMware.

The SASE part of the equation

Users are increasingly mobile, and enterprises are moving business applications to the cloud. In this work-from-anywhere world, the old remote access model of VPNs that send traffic through the data center is not efficient and introduces frustrating latency. It’s time-consuming and costly for IT to protect the device, the application, the employee, and the enterprise.

The new secure access service edge (SASE) model changes that. By delivering cloud-based security as a service, businesses can apply full security protections to users anywhere, without having to set up and maintain point products at each location. SASE breaks the old bonds between location and security, leading to a productive end user experience on any device from anywhere.

“I don’t expect to see a dramatic change in the current distributed work situation but rather adjustments to it. For instance, employees are not likely to return to the office five days a week, but maybe once a week or on a bi-weekly basis. Solutions like VMware Anywhere Workspace will make it easier for organizations to support employee choice while maintaining productivity and preserving its collaborative culture.”

Florian Mösch, Senior Executive Program Manager, Deutsche Telekom – VMware Anywhere Workspace press release

SASE components of VMware Anywhere Workspace

VMware SASE converges networking and security delivered as a cloud-hosted service. It enables reliable, more secure, and efficient access for users located anywhere to applications on any cloud, while protecting users and infrastructure against internal and external threats.

VMware SASE expands VMware’s unique SD-WAN advantages with additional services across global and geographically distributed Points of Presence (PoPs). The PoPs provide closest on-ramp to cloud and SaaS applications, while securing access to these applications. The PoPs deliver network and security services that include SD-WAN Gateway, VMware Secure Access, VMware Cloud Web Security, and firewalling. These services provide zero trust network access (ZTNA), secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), remote browser isolation (RBI), URL filtering, intrusion detection/prevention (IDS/IPS), and data loss prevention (DLP). VMware SASE provides a single pane of glass for managing networking and security, with integrated AIOps, via VMware Edge Network Intelligence.

VMware Secure Access

VMware Secure Access combines the consistent, more secure cloud application access functionality of VMware SD-WAN with the capability of VMware Workspace ONE. It allows devices and users outside the enterprise network to access any application hosted on-premises, or in the cloud.

VMware Secure Access employs the principles of zero trust network access (ZTNA). With zero trust, access is denied to all resources by default. The resources are discoverable only to the users, applications, or other entities that the enterprise specifies—and available only after ZTNA verifies that they’re a trusted entity.

VMware Edge Network Intelligence

VMware Edge Network Intelligence is an AIOps solution that gives enterprise IT true visibility and analytics for the IoT and end user devices on their network. A particular benefit for the VMware Anywhere Workspace solution is that IT can gain visibility into networks they don’t control, such as the home networks of remote users. VMware Edge Network Intelligence has deep integrations with Zoom, to provide insight and solutions for problems with video conferencing. This proven, vendor-agnostic solution provides a rich client experience for employees working from anywhere, and helps IT shift their time away from chasing root causes to proactive remediation.

“Work is what you do, not where you do it. As businesses reimagine where and how teams collaborate and innovate, they must do more than transform. They must reform their mindset to create a digital-first culture that puts employee experience first. We developed VMware Anywhere Workspace with this new way of working in mind. It will play an important role in creating stronger, more focused, and more resilient businesses.”

Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations, VMware – VMware Anywhere Workspace press release

The VMware SASE advantage

The VMware SASE is a cloud-native, scalable, proven solution. It’s an easy to consume one-stop shop for security and network services. VMware SASE enables a unified edge and cloud service model with a single place to manage business policy, configuration, and monitoring. Throw out your VPN—or keep it, the platform allows adding most VMware SASE services at your own pace without a business-disrupting rip and replace. Application access from the endpoint to cloud, SaaS, or data center is controlled by a common business policy framework, allowing granular control that’s simple to adjust and scale.

Join us at a free online event

On May 5th and 6th, VMware will host a free online event – Leading Change: Build Trust with the Anywhere Workspace. Please join us to hear from our customers and industry experts, and learn more about Anywhere Workspace and the latest in Workspace ONE, VMware SASE , and Carbon Black. You can see the full list of speakers and register today.

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