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HP's Raja added that HP is partnering with VMware for the development of next-generation security APIs to provide the same types of security capabilities in the virtualization space.
"We are really trying to build a general-purpose network security platform that allows us to expand the security capability while at the same time reducing the security footprint," he said. "Channel partners can go back to their existing customers to upsell some of the new modules and features. They can also sell our Web application firewall and new security appliances. This gives them the ability to deploy into the core data center much more easily."
Other components of the rollout include a free mobile application that provides a quick overview of the security landscape; a global security information portal to help partners stay on top of the latest attacks; access and authentication solutions for printers; and GRC and management services.