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  • February 27, 2020 27 Feb'20

    VMware security for Cloud Foundation ties to Carbon Black

    The new VMware Advanced Security for Cloud Foundation binds the company's security offerings with other key VMware offerings such as Carbon Black and NSX.

  • September 12, 2011 12 Sep'11

    PacketMotion purchase no slam dunk for VMware

    VMware has its work cut out for it integrating PacketMotion's hardware-based security appliances. Some virtualization pros say user access management isn’t on their radar yet.

  • November 09, 2010 09 Nov'10

    Virtualization pros grapple with PCI DSS 2.0

    PCI DSS 2.0 officially acknowledges server virtualization, but PCI compliance in virtual environments is still more art than science.

  • November 08, 2010 08 Nov'10

    VMware and partners release PCI guidance: Virtualization news in brief

    Virtualization product vendors offer guidance for PCI-compliant virtual data centers. These briefs also include news on CA's acquisition of Hyperformix and Zimbra's certification program.

  • August 19, 2010 19 Aug'10

    VMware 'vFabric' revealed as vShield enhancements

    A cryptic VMworld preview video sent industry-watchers' imaginations running wild about a new 'vFabric' offering. But it was much ado about two already previewed products: vShield Edge and App.

  • March 31, 2010 31 Mar'10

    VMware password management on the brain

    A spate of new VMware password management products suggests that enterprises are grappling with security in virtualized environments.

  • February 01, 2010 01 Feb'10

    VMware shops weigh ESX vs. ESXi

    Migrating from ESX to ESXi can be a hassle, but forward-looking users say there are clear management benefits from using the slimmed-down hypervisor.

  • July 07, 2009 07 Jul'09

    VMsafe APIs reassure wary IT security professionals

    For security professionals, offerings like the Altor Virtual Firewall, which integrates with VMware's VMsafe application programming interfaces, make virtualization less scary.

  • April 21, 2009 21 Apr'09

    VMware launches vSphere 4

    VMware has launched vSphere 4, the successor to VI3. With much-anticipated features such as VMware Fault Tolerance, beta users look forward to the new release.

  • March 22, 2009 22 Mar'09

    VMware users ponder need for management from iPhone, BlackBerry

    Products that manage virtual environments from mobile devices are here, but not all VMware users are interested.

  • February 24, 2009 24 Feb'09

    VMware spawns new vShield Zones network security tool

    At VMworld Europe, VMware threw network teams a bone with vShield Zones, which will enable them to preserve virtual machine security settings without using physical segmentation.

  • November 12, 2008 12 Nov'08

    VMware makes the case for PCI DSS compliance

    Is credit card data truly safe in a virtualized environment? By joining the PCI Security Standards Council, VMware hopes to sway the discussion in its favor.

  • September 16, 2008 16 Sep'08

    DMTF releases OVF virtual machine standard, management initiative

    The Distributed Management Task Force has released the first version of the Open Virtualization Format (OVF), a standard for deploying virtual machines (VMs) in heterogeneous environments. DMTF also announced the VMAN VM management initiative.

  • April 14, 2008 14 Apr'08

    With VM security at the fore, security software vendors respond

    Virtual machines are more vulnerable than virtualization vendors let on, but that doesn't mean new security software can solve VM vulnerabilities.

  • February 28, 2008 28 Feb'08

    VMware says it can eliminate malware with VMsafe

    Using VMware's new VMsafe APIs, security vendors can use the ESX hypervisor to bring an extra layer of security to apps running within virtual machines.

  • January 07, 2008 07 Jan'08

    Does virtualization need specialized management tools?

    Virtualization-specific management software that governs virtual machines throughout their lifecycle may fill a void unsolved by traditional systems management tools.

  • November 06, 2007 06 Nov'07

    VMware ACE virtual desktop alternatives home in on security

    Virtual desktop technologies from companies like Kidaro and Sentillion can spare companies the cost, embarrassment and legal liability of lost and stolen laptops.

  • February 06, 2007 06 Feb'07

    IBM 'sHype' secures Xen

    IBM Research latest endeavor, sHype -- short for secure hypervisor – extends the concept of a trusted computing platform to Xen virtualization.

  • December 06, 2006 06 Dec'06

    Virtual appliances: The risks and benefits

    As server virtualization continues to gain acceptance, vendors and customers feel more and more confident to use it for a variety of tasks and not just to support for legacy applications and server consolidation. One more recent use for server ...

  • June 01, 2006 01 Jun'06

    Taking the hype out of hypervisors

    The next wave of virtualization is hypervisor technology, and for many vendors, the future is now.

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