VMware beefs up security, announces IBM and Intel collaborations

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VMWare campus logoVMware has moved to patch flaws in several of its services and has worked with Intel Security to beef up its protection of mobile cloud systems.

In a security announcement on its web site VMware told clients that versions of VMware ESXi, Workstation, Player and Fusion for Windows suffer from a kernel memory corruption which could be exploited.

Earlier this week VMware announced that it is working with Intel Security on two joint mobile initiatives involving AirWatch. It has also joined the Intel Security Innovation Alliance.

The two vendors will allow clients to share mobility data via the McAfee Data Exchange Layer, a component within Intel Security’s system. The integration of AirWatch with Intel Security technologies will help customers get more out of their existing security investments, resolve mobile threats more quickly and reduce operational costs, claims VMware. Additionally, Intel Security has joined the AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance (MSA).

The alliance formed by Intel Security and VMware addresses three areas of enterprise security:  data protection, threat detection and prevention and security management with integrated workflows.

Mobile business transformation will run its course much quicker if companies can get their foundation security system to work with their mobility assets, according to Noah Wasmer, VP of mobile engineering and product management for end-user computing at VMware. “This partnership with Intel Security will deliver a complete mobile security solution. McAfee Data Exchange Layer will communicate essential threat intelligence that can help drive faster response and remediation,” said Wasmer.

News of another partnership was announced on the VMware site, which unveiled a new VMware IBM Partner Hub. This new sales enablement portal has been modified to make it easier for IBM partners to get sales assets, training and event information pertaining to the two companies’ joint efforts on Cloud, Systems, Networking, Mobility and Resiliency. Access is restricted to those with an IBM or VMware email address.