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Carbon Black + VMware at RSA2019: Working Together to Secure the Digital Workspace

March 5, 2019 / Tom Barsi

VMware and Carbon Black have a strong history of working together to fundamentally change the model for securing the virtualized data center, a concept that is resounding with attendees here at RSA2019 in San Francisco. 

A little more than a year ago, we announced a jointly developed, integrated cloud-based security solution that combines the enforcement of known good application behavior provided by VMware AppDefense with advanced threat detection, prevention and remediation provided by CB Defense. The powerful combination has helped secure virtualized data centers while providing advanced threat detection and in-depth application behavior insight to stop sophisticated attacks and accelerate response for joint customers. 

And to help better protect the digital workspace ecosystem, Carbon Black announced an expanded collaboration with VMware with support for the Workspace ONE Trust Network, a security approach that combines the industry’s first intelligence-driven digital workspace platform, Workspace ONE, with trusted security partner solutions to deliver predictive and automated security in the digital workspace.

As part of the Workspace ONE Trust Network approach, critical endpoint data, alerts, and events from CB Defense, and the CB Predictive Security Cloud™ (PSC), are fed into and analyzed by Workspace ONE to enhance orchestration capabilities, analytics, and response/remediation.

We are excited to offer our continued support of the Workspace ONE Trust Network and put the rich data from the CB Predictive Security Cloud (PSC) to good use. The integration between the intelligence-driven Workspace ONE platform and Carbon Black’s PSC gives customers the continuous risk monitoring and mitigation capabilities they need to meet modern security requirements.

More About Recent Developments to the Workspace ONE Trust Network:

1. As organizations bolt on more security tools, complexity and time to respond to threats increases. To counter this, IT can reduce complexity using Workspace ONE because security is treated as a first-class citizen and not just bolted on. Security is intrinsic throughout Workspace ONE, being built-in to help secure all attack vectors of a digital workspace.

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An example is leveraging real-time device compliance and state assurance from the cloud for any endpoint, which is natively built into the Workspace ONE platform. Having intrinsic security simplifies maintenance of baseline configurations and ongoing device hygiene, decreasing the time IT spends on responding to threats. Another example of intrinsic security is zero trust conditional access. Built into Workspace ONE, zero trust conditional access helps IT maintain more secure configurations through verification prior to granting the endpoint access to apps and data.

2. To help stay a step ahead of malicious actors by being proactive, Workspace ONE provides insights and automation through Workspace ONE Intelligence. IT is typically in a reactive state investigating suspected incidents reported by InfoSec. As the backlog grows, vulnerabilities related to high risk exploits may go without remediation. With real-time and continuous insights, IT can get visibility into the entire digital workspace, helping secure the known and unknown. And automation built into Workspace ONE Intelligence helps eliminate manual tasks and leads IT to a proactive security model, removing the decades-old binary security policies approach.

3. Too many silos of security tools being used in a quick-fix approach increases complexity and overhead. An integrated ecosystem is essential to eliminate complexity and expand breadth of security, which is where Workspace ONE Trust Network enters the equation. Workspace ONE integrates with best-of-breed solutions focused on mobile threat defense, cloud application access, endpoint detection and response, and more. Customers can leverage existing security investments by utilizing threat intelligence from our rich ecosystem of trusted partners, helping respond to threats faster.

VMware is continuing its investment in its ecosystem integrations by working on interoperable solutions with partners like Carbon Black. To help provide a comprehensive view of security for deeper insights for the digital workspace, VMware is also launching a new Unified Threat View in Workspace ONE Intelligence. This view provides a simple summary of threats and threats by platform for IT:


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There’s a lot of great stuff coming from VMware and Carbon Black is thrilled to play a critical role in helping joint customers achieve stronger cybersecurity.

If you’re at the RSA Conference this week, visit VMware’s booth at the North Hall Booth #5655 (directly next to Carbon Black in #5663) to learn more about the exciting announcements and demos and learn how the companies are working together to secure the digital workspace. 

TAGS: Carbon Black / VMware / Workspace ONE