VMware has launched Carbon Black Workload for AWS to bring advanced protection designed for securing both traditional and modern workloads via a single unified console.
According to the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company, Carbon Black Workload for AWS uses a single unified console that integrates into an existing infrastructure that allows IT and security teams to reduce their organization’s attack surface and strengthens their security postures while maintaining consistent visibility into their AWS workloads, VMware Cloud and on-prem infrastructure.
VMware bills Carbon Black Workload for AWS as a way to provide IT teams context to help them better secure modern applications by automatically gathering and listing vulnerabilities to help identify risk and harden workloads to shrink the attack surface. By onboarding their AWS account, organizations can get more comprehensive visibility into the workloads that extend beyond when the Carbon Black Workload sensor was first deployed.
The solution combines foundational vulnerability assessment and workload hardening with next-generation antivirus to analyze attacker behavior over time and stop new attacks.
With enterprise threat hunting for workloads that includes behavioral endpoint detection and response (EDR), AWS customers can turn threat intelligence into a prevention policy to avoid hunting for the same threat twice, the company says. This telemetry feeds into VMware Contexa, a full-fidelity threat intelligence cloud that VMware says shrinks the gap between attackers and defenders while enabling greater visibility, control, and anomaly detection for workloads.
“Security and IT teams lack visibility and control in highly dynamic and distributed environments,” said Jason Rolleston, vice president of product management and co-general manager for VMware’s security business unit, in a statement. “VMware Carbon Black Workload for AWS improves collaboration between these teams via a single consolidated platform for all workloads, regardless of where they’re running, to help defenders see and stop more threats. This real-time visibility into workloads helps prevent attacks on your most valuable assets and provides AWS customers a finite surface area to protect.”