December 7, 2022
VMware Inc. today released a new extended detection and release product designed to significantly improve threat detection and prevention across endpoints and networks. VMware Carbon Black XDR extends VMware’s network visibility and detection to VMware Carbon Black Enterprise EDR by enhancing lateral security through leveraging telemetry within VMware Contexa. VMware Contexa is VMware’s cloud-delivered threat…

VMware Inc. today released a new extended detection and release product designed to significantly improve threat detection and prevention across endpoints and networks.

VMware Carbon Black XDR extends VMware’s network visibility and detection to VMware Carbon Black Enterprise EDR by enhancing lateral security through leveraging telemetry within VMware Contexa. VMware Contexa is VMware’s cloud-delivered threat intelligence solution that shares context across users, endpoints and workloads across multiple clouds.

VMware Contexa records and processes more than 1.5 trillion endpoint events and more than 10 billion network flows daily. It also curates threat intelligence data captured through technology partnerships. VMware Carbon Black XDR taps into Contexa to allow security teams to identify threats quickly across their environment and make better-informed decisions in applying prevention policies.

“As multicloud environments grow in complexity, security teams are challenged with increasing sophistication and scale of attacks,” Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Networking and Advanced Security business group, said in a statement. “They can no longer rely on disparate security approaches that leave blind spots in coverage.”

Alongside Carbon Black XDR at VMware Explore 2022 Europe, VMware also announced new and enhanced offerings for VMware Cross-Cloud services to help customers navigate the multicloud era with freedom, flexibility and security.

VMware Cross-Cloud services offer a unified and simplified way to build, operate, access and better secure any application on any cloud from any device. The service’s pillars include App Platform, Cloud Management, Cloud & Edge Infrastructure, Security and Networking, and Anywhere Workspace.

Other announcements at the VMware Explore 2022 Europe event included VMware targeting remote workers with a beefed-up software-defined wide area network product.  The new offering is said to provide “simplicity at scale” with a new client that runs on all major desktop and mobile platforms.

In the words of Craig Connors, general manager of VMware’s Secure Access Service Edge business unit, the new SD-WAN service offers “a lot of the capabilities customers expect from the VMware SD-WAN in terms of a single pane of glass, secure connectivity and a layer of error correction on top.”

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