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VMware Adds Leading Cloud Access Security Broker Partners to VMware Mobile Security Alliance

Extending the VMware AirWatch Platform to Cloud Security Partners Offer Validated and Integrated Solutions for Cloud and Mobile Security

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, today announced five leading cloud access security broker (CASB) leaders have joined the Mobile Security Alliance. The addition of Blue Coat Systems, Inc., CloudLock, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Skyhigh Networks adds to the growing support from security industry leaders for the VMware AirWatch® Enterprise Mobility Management™ (EMM) platform to collaboratively solve the challenge of mobile and cloud security. Integrating VMware Workspace™ ONE™ with products from CASB partners can deliver validated solutions that provide security, visibility and control of applications and devices, and secure digital workspaces from the cloud.

"VMware AirWatch is an Enterprise Mobility Management leader with a proven platform for the mobile-cloud era," said Noah Wasmer, senior vice president, product management, mobile products, End-User Computing, VMware. "We are extending the mobility management and identity management technologies in VMware Workspace ONE to the industry's leading cloud security providers to give customers a holistic view of their mobile-cloud health and security. Optimized integration between VMware Workspace ONE and CASB partner solutions enable quick action and remediation against threats from a single platform, simplifying mobile-cloud security and management."

As organizations embrace mobile and cloud technologies, security across cloud applications is a key factor in corporate security compliance. Integrations between CASB solutions, VMware AirWatch and VMware Workspace ONE help unify enterprise mobility, identity management and cloud security to provide customers a secure and compliant environment. The integrated solutions offer organizations the ability to detect security vulnerabilities in cloud applications and enforce specific actions on mobile devices seamlessly and instantly, reducing the risk and vulnerabilities of mobile devices accessing cloud applications. These joint solutions support common mobile-cloud use cases including secure cloud collaboration, access to sensitive information in customer reference management (CRM) products and, the reduction and control of "shadow IT."

The Mobile Security Alliance launched in 2015 and is supported by 17 partners, including Check Point Software Technologies, FireEye, Intel Security and Palo Alto Networks. Members work in conjunction with VMware engineering to develop validated, joint solutions and aligned roadmaps, providing customers seamless security management from a single pane of glass. The Mobile Security Alliance focuses on four key security areas: device, application, network and cloud.


Validated and integrated solutions from VMware, Blue Coat Systems, Inc., CloudLock, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Skyhigh Networks are available today.

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"The rate of smartphone and tablet adoption by the workforce has caught many enterprises off guard and ill prepared to maximize the full benefit of these devices while ensuring its secure use. The most logical approach is to deploy best-of-breed enterprise mobility management and content security solutions together at the enterprise to smartphones and tablets. Blue Coat and VMware have teamed up to offer a completely interoperable and comprehensive security solution to address the need and to safeguard enterprise customer data." - Peter Doggart, vice president of Business Development, Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

"We're very excited to announce the expansion of our initial collaboration with VMware on EMM and identity, enabling joint customers to benefit from end-to-end security visibility across their cloud and mobile infrastructure. Through the combination of these best-of-breed technologies -- VMware AirWatch, VMware Identity Manager™ and CloudLock's CASB and cybersecurity platform -- we can deliver unified remediation of risks with zero impact on users, without requiring agents." - Manolo Gonzalez, vice president of Platform and Technology Alliances, CloudLock

"We look forward to providing our joint customers enhanced capabilities and deeper integration as part of the Mobile Security Alliance. Employees and enterprises alike have embraced the combination of mobile and cloud to ensure productivity and efficiency, and integrating the Netskope Active Platform with VMware AirWatch and VMware Identity Manager provides IT with exceptional real-time visibility and actionable control for both sanctioned and unsanctioned cloud app traffic on mobile devices." - Rick Holden, vice president of Business Development and Alliances, Netskope

"Cloud applications built for mobile devices have become indispensable productivity tools for many organizations. With this growing trend, many IT teams are struggling to extend policy enforcement across devices, users and cloud applications. The extension of our partnership with VMware to include Aperture will provide a unique approach to securing SaaS applications accessed through mobile devices to prevent data risk, malware insertion and compliance violations." - Chad Kinzelberg, senior vice president of Corporate and Business Development, Palo Alto Networks

"In today's mobile-cloud era, organizations are seeking integrated solutions that provide seamless visibility and policy enforcement across users (identity), device and data. Skyhigh's proven scale across more than 30 million users, comprehensive deployment options (proxy and API), industry leading DLP and user behavior analytics, and agentless approach allows organizations to embrace mobile and cloud solutions while seamlessly enforcing their security, compliance and governance policies. We are thrilled to partner with VMware to bring the largest deployment of EMM with the largest deployment of CASB to deliver best-in-class mobile-cloud security for the industry." - Kamal Shah, senior vice president of products and marketing, Skyhigh Networks

Additional Resources

  • Watch a discussion between Sanjay Poonen, executive vice president and general manager, End-User Computing and head of global marketing and communications, VMware and Rajiv Gupta, chief executive officer, Skyhigh Networks
  • For information about the new unified endpoint management and security solution, VMware TrustPoint™ also announced today, read the press release here
  • For information about the updates to VMware Workspace™ ONE also announced today, read the press release here
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