VMware cybersecurity solution to assist security teams

Launching the Carbon Black XDR strategy, VMware aims to offer users enhanced visibility and cyber production for cloud-native applications

VMware has launched its Carbon Black Extended Detection and Response (XDR) strategy for threat detection for cloud-native applications. 

It aims to provide security teams with real-time, unified visibility for modern applications. With teams often tasked with learning the complexities of cloud environments, and challenged with containers running in production with limited-to-no security coverage, there is often low visibility into the different layers of these applications.

The XDR solution is designed to deliver enhanced threat detection for containers and Kubernetes within a single, unified platform. It also delivers new capabilities for security teams and incident responders.

Providing businesses with greater control over cyber protection

VMware is a leading provider of multi-cloud services for all apps and works to enable digital innovation with enterprise control. It aims to offer flexibility and choice in its wide-ranging software for the best cybersecurity protection for current and future company operations.

The new XDR solution aims to take detected threat behaviour and turn it into a prevention policy.

Security teams and incident responders will benefit from:
  • Enhanced visibility: VMware Carbon Black aims to monitor the processes running in both container and Kubernetes environments.
  • Context and historical data: Carbon Black keeps historical data in the cloud and allows security teams to analyse alerts from previously existing containers.
  • Simple alert triaging: Security analysts can work to understand the steps an attacker might have taken with enhanced visibility into which events are coming from where.

New Cloud Native Detection and Response capabilities aim to provide security teams with real-time, unified visibility and context into containers and Kubernetes environments.

According to VMware, Containers and Kubernetes have become synonymous with modern application transformation as organisations increasingly adopt multi-cloud and hybrid technology infrastructures. 

Better capabilities to prevent digital vulnerabilities

However, this growth also expands an organisation's vulnerability to attacks. As Security Operations Centre (SOC) teams are tasked with learning the complexities of cloud native environments, they are also challenged with containers running in production with limited-to-no security coverage, disparate tools that create gaps in coverage and limited visibility into the different layers of these applications, according to VMware.

Continued ransomware and phishing hacks on global businesses across 2023 speaks to wider concerns about increased cyber threats. VMware has stated that Carbon Black hopes to deliver enhanced threat detection by helping to protect applications from emerging threats and help eliminate blind spots that attacks can take advantage of.

“The rise of containers, and often the resulting lack of visibility and limited control security teams have, has created a perfect storm for attackers to target cloud native applications as a means of entry into an enterprise,” said Jason Rolleston, VP and General Manager of VMware Carbon Black.

“In order for security teams to keep up, it’s critical that organisations have security visibility and control that spans the entire application lifecycle and does not require them to be experts in containers and Kubernetes. 

“With our advanced CNDR solution, VMware Carbon Black is the only partner that delivers threat detection and response from a single console across endpoints, workloads, and containers.”



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