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VMware announces new innovations to redefine networking and security for multi-cloud

VMware announces new tech previews that will help transform the way customers consume networking and security across cloud environments

VMware announced new innovations across its expanding networking and security portfolio with an internet to help customers embrace the cloud operating model. These new innovations include:

  • Project Northstar for multi-cloud networking, security and end-to-end visibility
  • Expansion of network detection and visibility to the Carbon Black Cloud endpoint protection platform, with early access available now
  • Project Trinidad that extends and advances VMware’s API security and analytics
  • Project Watch, a new approach to multi-cloud networking and security that provides advanced app to app policy controls

“Enterprises are facing an unprecedented level of threat and complexity as they operate in today’s multi-cloud world,” said Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager of VMware’s Networking and Advanced Security business group. “VMware is radically transforming how our customers consume networking and security – allowing them to realize the agility and efficiencies of the cloud operating model through a cloud-smart approach. With a privileged position in the infrastructure and a scale out distributed software architecture, we’re able to leverage the intrinsic attributes of our platforms and deliver these unique solutions in a consumption-oriented manner.”

In Project Northstar, VMware announces a major advancement of its NSX platform. Announced in technology preview today, Project Northstar will transform how enterprises consume networking and security in a multi-cloud world. Project Northstar will deliver multi-cloud networking, security, workload mobility and end-to-end threat detection and response with a centralized cloud-console for consistent and simplified software-as-a-service (SaaS) consumption. This family of services includes network & security policy management, network detection and response (NDR), network visibility and analytics (NSX Intelligence), advanced load balancing (ALB), and workload mobility (HCX) for private cloud environments and VMware Cloud deployments. 

“As an innovator in software-defined networking, VMware offers a full-stack of networking and security services in an integrated solution that benefits thousands of enterprise customers today,” said Umesh Mahajan, senior vice president and general manager for VMware’s Networking and Security business unit. “Customers are seeking a uniform policy model across multi-cloud deployments, along with consistent network connectivity, security, and load balancing services. With Project Northstar we continue to shape how enterprises consume networking and security in a multi-cloud world.” 

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