VMware introduces Carbon Black Cloud Workload security solution

Enterprise software provider VMware Inc. introduced its latest security offering VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload at the ongoing VMWorld being held online.

As organizations continue their journey toward cloud transformation and application modernization, they require modern security solutions that are both powerful and easy to operationalize. VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload promises to deliver advanced protection purpose-built for better securing modern workloads to reduce the attack surface and strengthen security posture.

This solution combines prioritized vulnerability reporting and foundational workload hardening with industry-leading prevention, detection, and response capabilities to protect workloads running in virtualized, private, and hybrid cloud environments.

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The solution combines Carbon Black’s security expertise with VMware’s deep knowledge of the data centers to building security into workloads.

Tightly integrated with vSphere, VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload provides agentless security that alleviates installation and management overhead and consolidates the collection of telemetry for multiple workload security use cases. This unified solution enables security and infrastructure teams to automatically better secure new and existing workloads at every point in the security lifecycle while simplifying operations and consolidating the IT and Security stack. For security teams, VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload will offer:

Visibility to Identify Risk and Harden Workloads: Carbon Black Cloud Workload helps security and infrastructure teams focus on the most high-risk vulnerabilities and common exploits across their environments because it’s not about finding the most vulnerabilities—it’s about finding the right ones.

Prevention, Detection and Response to Advanced Attacks: Security teams often lack visibility and control in highly dynamic virtualized data center environments. Carbon Black Cloud Workload protects workloads running in these environments by combining vulnerability assessment and workload hardening with next-generation antivirus (NGAV), workload behavioral monitoring, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) for workloads.

Simplified Operations for IT and Security Teams: The VMware intrinsic approach builds security into the virtual fabric, enabling protection everywhere workloads are deployed and eliminating the trade-off between security and operational simplicity.

Carbon Black Cloud Workload will introduce expanded offerings later this year including a new Carbon Black Cloud module for hardening and better securing Kubernetes workloads. The new capabilities will give security teams governance policy, and control of Kubernetes environments.