Q&A: VMware Executive Tom Corn On How AppDefense Will Lock Down Security At The Virtualization Layer
AppDefense Is Live
VMware is about to change the security equation with a new offering that protects applications at the virtualization layer.
Developed under the code name Goldilocks, the long-anticipated AppDefense will finally be revealed to partners at the VMworld conference starting this week in Las Vegas.
AppDefense employs a totally different approach to securing apps than other products on the market. Rather than trying to detect malware and other threats, VMware's offering leverages control of underlying virtual infrastructure to continually verify applications are running as they should. AppDefense learns and records the intended state of all apps on the system, then monitors them running in production to ensure they don’t veer from appropriate behavior patterns.
Tom Corn, VMware's senior vice president of security products, explained to CRN how the new offering works, the unique benefits it delivers in locking down production IT environments, and how VMware sees those capabilities impacting the wider security market.