VMware announces Carbon Black partnership with Dell

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VMware has made a slew of announcements at its annual European conference, starting with a partnership with Carbon Black's cloud and hardware security and Dell PCs.

The Dell-owned company said it was expanding its enterprise endpoint security portfolio to include Carbon Black Cloud to make organisations more resilient against advanced cyber attacks.

The announcements were made as part of the company's vision of "intrinsic security", which is about making it more automated, proactive and pervasive across its entire distributed enterprise.

Rahul Tikoo, Dell's senior VP of Commercial Client, said that cyber criminals are constantly pushing the limits with difficult-to-discover attack vectors, especially those targeting endpoint devices.

"We have to take a multi-layered approach to security," he said. "With the addition of VMware Carbon Black Cloud as the preferred endpoint security solution for Dell Trusted Devices and Secureworks, our customers can be more secure while doing their best work."

The company called it a "unique combination of threat prevention". It said that detection and response functions from Secureworks use AI and machine learning to proactively detect and block endpoint attacks, while security experts can hunt for threats across the endpoint, network and cloud.

"As we continue to build on VMware's vision for intrinsic security, it's clear that we are all stronger when we combine the right people and the right technology," said Patrick Morley, general manager of the Security Business Unit at VMware. "Dell's selection of VMware Carbon Black Cloud as its preferred endpoint security, in combination with Dell Trusted Devices and Secureworks, serves as continued validation that we are providing a comprehensive form of endpoint protection. We now have the opportunity to work together and further expand our collective ability to keep worldwide customers protected from advanced cyberattacks."

Along with Carbon Black, there were also updates to the recently unveiled VMware Tanzu portfolio of products and services. These were aimed at transforming how enterprises build, run and manage software on Kubernetes.

Updates included the rollout of a beta program for Project Pacific, as well as the debut of a new VMware Cloud Native Master Services Competency that help customers build Kubernetes-based platforms.

There were also two previews of brand new offerings, Project Path and Project Maestro. Project Path is for cloud providers and Managed Service Providers to adopt new business models and help bring new value, revenue and improved margins to their cloud business.

Whereas Project Maestro promises a cloud-first service that delivers a unified approach to modelling and managing virtual network functions and services.

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