vSphere Platinum Shield

Security is a Team Sport

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There’s a growing idea in the greater VMware community that the role of the Virtualization Infrastructure Administrator (VI Admin) is changing. If you’ve been to a VMware User Group conference recently you will have seen & heard talks on this, how VI Admins are being asked to do new things and being offered opportunities outside of Read more...

Tweet Chat Recap: vSphere + AppDefense = vSphere Platinum

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To answer all of your questions about vSphere and AppDefense coming together to form vSphere Platinum, we hosted a vSphere Tweet Chat featuring our experts. From the team, Arjun Narang, AppDefense Sr. Product Manager, and Bob Plankers, VMware Technical Marketing Architect, joined us to share their valuable insights. We discussed what vSphere Platinum is and Read more...
vSphere Platinum Shield

vSphere Security at Security Field Day 2

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VMware was proud to continue our decade-long relationship with Tech Field Day by hosting the delegates of Security Field Day 2 (#XFD2) on June 20, 2019, sharing with them both the overall strategy for security in VMware products as well as very specific technical discussions around vSphere, vSphere Platinum, VMware AppDefense, and VMware WorkspaceOne. There Read more...
VMware Tools

Security Issue with VMware Tools: VMSA-2019-0009

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Vulnerability Summary Customers should be aware of an important issue with VMware Tools where a non-privileged user on a Windows VM could read information or cause problems in a VM running VMware Tools lower than 10.3.10. The official designation from VMware is VMSA-2019-0009 on the VMware Security Advisories page and mailing list. This vulnerability is Read more...
vSphere Rocket

Build Security and Agility into your Infrastructure

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As enterprises transition to digital businesses, there is a significant growth in the number and variety of applications. Modern applications are different from those of the past. Software is written and deployed faster and in more places than before. Today’s distributed applications go well beyond one or two virtual machines (VMs) in a data center. Read more...
vSphere Platinum Shield

Virtualization-Based Security Issues with Windows 1903/19H1 Releases

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Update (07/01/2019): This issue has been resolved in recent updates to Microsoft’s operating systems. Microsoft KB4497935 contains information on how to get this patch, but in short, it is available through normal cumulative Windows Updates. —— Users of Virtualization-Based Security or the virtual I/O MMU features in vSphere should take note of a serious issue that Read more...
vSphere Rocket

Secure your Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

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Are you running Hyper-Converged Infrastructure or about to make the transition to HCI? Moving to HCI requires organizations to rethink how they store and secure their data from the foundation to the application. VMware HCI includes end-to-end security for applications, infrastructure, data, and access. Two core VMware technologies, VMware vSphere 6.7 Platinum™ and VMware vSAN, Read more...
vSphere Rocket

Which vSphere CPU Scheduler to Choose

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The release of vSphere 6.7 Update 2 brought with it a new vSphere CPU scheduler option, the Side-Channel Aware Scheduler version 2 (SCAv2) or “Sibling Scheduler.” This new scheduler can help restore some performance lost to CPU vulnerability mitigations, but also carries some risk with it. Further complicating matters is the newest Intel CPU vulnerability, Read more...