VMware Unveils Advanced Workload Protection for AWS

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With VMware Carbon Black Workload for Amazon Web Services (AWS), VMware now offers a security solution that is especially designed for protecting both conventional and contemporary workloads. Security and IT teams may decrease attack surfaces, reinforce security postures, and achieve uniform and unified visibility for workloads operating on AWS, VMware Cloud, and on-premises using a single unified platform that connects into current infrastructure.

“Security and IT teams lack visibility and control in highly dynamic and distributed environments,” said Jason Rolleston, Vice President of Product Management and Co-General Manager at VMware’s Security Business Unit.VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS improves collaboration between these teams via a single consolidated platform for all workloads, regardless of where they’re running, to help defenders see and stop more threats. This real-time visibility into workloads helps prevent attacks on your most valuable assets and provides AWS customers a finite surface area to protect.”

In-Depth Visibility into Workloads

Jason Rolleston, VP of Product Management and Co-General Manager at VMware’s Security Business Unit
“This real-time visibility into workloads helps prevent attacks on your most valuable assets and provides AWS customers a finite surface area to protect,” said Jason Rolleston, VP of Product Management and Co-General Manager at VMware’s Security Business Unit.

VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS would give security teams the ability to see workloads that are ephemeral and transitory in nature, providing authoritative context to aid AWS customers in better securing contemporary applications. The attack surface is further reduced by automatic vulnerability collecting and listing, hardening workloads, and CI/CD packages for sensor deployment that further streamline agent lifetime management.

AWS clients may also get more thorough, comprehensive, and in-depth visibility into the workloads that go beyond the first deployment of the VMware Carbon Black Workload sensor by onboarding their AWS account.

VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS combines next-generation antivirus (NGAV) with workload hardening and fundamental vulnerability assessment to evaluate attacker behavior patterns over time and assist thwart never-before-seen assaults.

In order to prevent looking for the same threat again, AWS clients can use enterprise threat hunting for workloads that integrate behavioral endpoint detection and response (EDR). This information goes into VMware Contexa, a full-fidelity threat intelligence cloud that narrows the gap between attackers and defenders and makes workloads more visible, in control, and capable of anomaly detection.