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Zero-trust and BlueKeep

How a Zero-Trust Environment Can Help Defend Against BlueKeep

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  In mid-May 2019[1], Microsoft released a security advisory to patch a specific Windows version to mitigate a serious security vulnerability in those systems. The vulnerability, CVE-2019-0708[2] (AKA “BlueKeep”) impacts multiple old[3] Windows versions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, Server 2003, 2008 and 2008 R2) by exploiting mishandled memory cleanup in Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), Read more...
VMware Cybersecurity Event

Get ready for Cybersecurity Insights: Security in the Digital Era

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VMware’s Premier Digital Cybersecurity Event    Tune in on June 17th, at 2PM EST, for Cybersecurity Insights: Security in the Digital Era, a webinar featuring various security experts and thought leaders as they discuss different approaches companies can take to make security a business enabler. The event will be hosted by Tom Gillis, VMware’s SVP Read more...
Isolating bad connections with AppDefense

VMware AppDefense Remediation Actions with VMware NSX Integration

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VMware AppDefense has automatic responses using vSphere and VMware NSX, including the ability to block process communication, alert, suspend, shut down the endpoint, and snapshot an endpoint for forensic analysis. These remediation actions can be enforced automatically or manually as well. With AppDefense it is possible to leverage NSX distributed firewall rules based on the Read more...
AppDefense configuration - single scope with multiple services

How to Correctly Create Scopes and Services in VMware AppDefense

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VMware AppDefense separates virtual machines (VMs) into categories called scopes and services. A Scope is an application in the datacenter such as a web application whereas a service is a tier of that application. In this example, we could assume, and would be correct, that Services reside within Scopes to model this tiered application architecture. Read more...
Automating Guest Integrity Enablement for VMware AppDefense

Automating Guest Integrity Enablement for VMware AppDefense

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AppDefense users often ask us about integration with automation tools such as PowerCLI. Automation tools like PowerCLI give VI Admins a convenient way to script out deployments and configuration steps for virtual machines (VMs). While there’s no native integration with this tool today, many of the configuration steps for AppDefense are your standard vSphere configurations Read more...