VMware and guardDog.ai form new partnership

guardDog.ai is using VMware’s Tanzu containerization technology to support hardware-free and entirely remote deployment of cyber security protection.

Cybersecurity software company guardDog.ai, and VMware have formed a new partnership. guardDog.ai is using VMware’s Tanzu containerisation technology to support hardware-free and entirely remote deployment and management of cyber security protection for any size MSSP or organisation.

guardDog’s subscription-based Fido technology uses patent-pending artificial intelligence from the company’s cloud-based Autonomous Incident Response (AiR) database to pre-emptively recognise all devices connected to a network (including the IoT and smart device connections device management solutions can’t see). The solution exposes and shuts down most cybersecurity threats before exploits can happen, protecting users and organisations from threats such as ransomware, man-in-the-middle attacks, denial of service, and emerging novel threats, protecting networks and the devices attached to them.

Peter Bookman, CEO and founder of guardDog.ai says: “Full virtualisation has been on our product roadmap from the date of our inception. I have had the opportunity to partner with VMware through multiple organisations I have founded and led and am particularly compelled by the power of the containerisation architecture exemplified in VMware Tanzu. We are extremely pleased to provide what we believe is one of the most exemplary use cases for Tanzu implementation, and we look forward to using this technology to protect users and networks and to move the needle on the war against cybersecurity for many seasons to come.”

Industry veteran CIO Steve O'Donnell says: “The implementation of guardDog.ai Fido 3 as a containerised appliance is a game changer, creating opportunities for anyone who wants to keep bad actors out of their systems.

“A wide variety of industry colleagues and I have had the opportunity to test Fido pre-launch and can report that it operates as advertised, it is fully automated, simple to implement and provides effective protection that can be deployed anywhere.”

With the VMware implementation of guardDog.ai’s Fido technology, MSSPs and IT departments can now replace the Fido hardware plugins with entirely virtual and remotely manageable implementations. This provides the ability to deploy and manage guardDog’s protection remotely, from a single location.

guardDog.ai uses AI-driven overlay technology in Fido to find and protect users and networks from attempted cyberattacks in less than two milliseconds, by identifying the threats that device and network management solutions can’t see and proactively halting potential exploits before they begin.

In both wired and Wi-Fi networks, Fido protects network and the device users from the threats across the entire Attack Surface, and most especially within the edge territory outside the perimeter of the network or on attached devices that other solutions cannot see. These include the myriad of IoT (Internet of Things) devices such as specialised health monitoring equipment, printers, doorbells, thermostats, smart refrigerators, smart pens, smart TVs, and game systems that are inherently vulnerable to the networks they join.

 

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