VMware is the global leader in virtualization solutions from the desktop to the data center — bringing cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. Customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, ensure business continuity, strengthen security, and go green.
With VMware VMsafe, customers gain access to a rich ecosystem of third-party security solutions for virtualized environments. VMware is the first and only virtualization vendor to introduce this open security framework that is fully integrated with its virtualization platform.
The customer problem of endpoint security in virtual environments can be solved jointly by McAfee and VMware, by reinforcing our security differentiation in this space. The customer value proposition is threefold:
Virtualization continues to become mainstream, with more companies consolidating their data centers. The new virtual environments require customers to take unique measures to combat the next generation of security threats and compliance challenges. VMware has been working with McAfee and other strategic security partners to manage this strategic shift.
VMware already has the most trusted virtualization platform, vSphere, for running applications, and is now raising the bar on security in ways physical systems simply cannot match. The VMsafe APIs allow security vendors to develop advanced security products that combat the latest generation of malware. VMsafe technology integrates into the VMware hypervisor and provides the transparency to prevent threats and attacks, such as viruses, Trojans, and keyloggers, from ever reaching a virtual machine. VMsafe technology provides transparency into the memory, CPU, disk, and I/O systems of the virtual machine, and monitors every aspect of the execution of the system.
Security products from McAfee built on VMsafe technology are able to stop malware before it harms a machine or steals data, including the latest generation of rootkits, Trojans, and viruses, which are undetectable on physical machines.
VMware delivers solutions for business infrastructure virtualization that enable IT organizations to energize businesses of all sizes. With the industry-leading virtualization platform VMware vSphere, customers rely on VMware to reduce capital and operating expenses, improve agility, ensure business continuity, strengthen security, and go green. With 2010 revenues of $2.9 billion, more than 150,000 customers, and 22,000 partners, VMware is the leader in virtualization, which consistently ranks as a top priority among CIOs. VMware is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world.