VMware Expands Its Security Capabilities
New TrustPoint endpoint security technology debuts as VMware adds cloud access security broker integrations to AirWatch.VMware grew its portfolio of security products and capabilities on June 13, with the debut of the TrustPoint for endpoint security as well as new cloud access security broker (CASB) integrations with AirWatch and advances in Workspace ONE. VMware TrustPoint benefits from Tanium's endpoint security technology, which VMware is integrating into it. Tanium is a security vendor that to date has raised $262 million in an effort to build a new generation of endpoint defense and management capabilities. It was created by the founders of BigFix, which IBM acquired in 2010. "VMware TrustPoint combines the speed and scale of Tanium's endpoint security platform with VMware's layered OS migration technology to deliver an integrated solution for unified endpoint management and security," Blake Brannon, vice president of product marketing for end-user computing at VMware, told eWEEK. TrustPoint will secure both virtual and physical desktops, according to Brannon. It will also protect Windows- and Linux-based laptops and tablets, as well as Apple Macs. The Tanium platform includes multiple capabilities to help organizations manage endpoint security. Brannon noted that initially VMware TrustPoint comes with the Tanium core platform and the Tanium Incident Response and Discover modules. Tanium added Incident Response expertise to its platform in May 2015. The Tanium Discover module enables organizations to find and "discover" unmanaged assets that are on a network.
VMware is also improving its AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and Workspace ONE platforms with expanded CASB integrations with Blue Coat Systems, CloudLock, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Skyhigh Networks. Previously, CASB vendors provided management and security of cloud-based applications, without context of device and user identity, according to Brannon.