Symantec has also pressed forward into architecting its existing security products, such as its data-loss prevention (DLP) and control compliance suite, for integration into the VMware vShield security controls available in the vSphere platform. Symantec and VMware today jointly announced achievements made so far.
"What we're jointly saying is it's possible to be as secure in a virtualized environment as in a physical environment," said Francis deSouza, senior vice president, enterprise security group, at Symantec. And as far as specific products go, "we're saying these things are available to our customers now."
According to Todd Zabrovitz, senior product marketing manager at Symantec, it's now possible for Symantec DLP, for example, to align with vShield App, VMware's hypervisor-based application firewall, to share cross-platform data related to attacks. Other Symantec products also aligned more closely with vShield include Critical System Protection intrusion prevention, Security Information Manager for security event and log management, and Endpoint Solution. Some of the integration pertains to how consoles from VMware and Symantec can share data for security purposes, and Symantec will be demoing how all this works at the RSA Conference this week.
Ellen Messmer is senior editor at Network World, an IDG publication and website, where she covers news and technology trends related to information security.
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