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VMware Carbon Black Announces Data Center in Australia, Strengthening Commitment Across ANZ

New data center gives customers access to the full power of the VMware Carbon Black Cloud

Australia Post leverages VMware Carbon Black technology to stay protected from advanced cyberattacks

SYDNEY — VMware vFORUM 2019  — November 19, 2019 –– VMware Carbon Black, a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection, today announced the creation of a data center in Australia, slated to open in the first half of 2020. The new data center allows VMware Carbon Black to deliver its cloud-native endpoint protection platform (EPP) to Australian customers, while supporting customers with a range of regulatory and data residency use cases across ANZ.

The data center announcement comes on the heels of VMware’s acquisition of Carbon Black, which closed in October 2019 and prompted the creation of VMware’s Security Business Unit, led by former Carbon Black CEO Patrick Morley, who now serves as VMware Carbon Black’s General Manager. 

“VMware Carbon Black remains committed to the success and protection for customers in the ANZ region,” said Morley. “We know these customers have specific compliance requirements regarding data sovereignty and want to achieve the strongest form of endpoint and workload protection. We look forward to working closely with ANZ customers, like Australia Post, over the coming years by continuing to innovate and bring intrinsic security to the enterprise.”

The new data center in Australia will support VMware Carbon Black’s cloud-native EPP, built on an extensive, cloud-scalable architecture, which consolidates prevention, detection, response, threat hunting and managed services for endpoints and workloads into a single platform with a single agent and a single console.

Signing on to VMware Carbon Black, Australia Post’s Chief Information Officer, John Cox, said this was an important step to protect data in a growingly complex environment.

“Australia Post has been trusted for over 200 years to protect our customers and their information. As digital adversaries become more skilled in their techniques and technologies, we need to make sure we stay one step ahead by using advanced methods of defense. We selected VMware Carbon Black to deploy advanced, cloud-based endpoint protection across our entire corporate environment. This means we can protect our data against international threats before they hit Australia, we’ll have greater visibility across the entire environment and the ability to respond quickly to incidents.”

About VMware Carbon Black

VMware Carbon Black is a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection dedicated to keeping the world safe from cyberattacks. The VMware Carbon Black Cloud consolidates endpoint protection and IT operations into an endpoint protection platform (EPP) that prevents advanced threats, provides actionable insight and enables businesses of all sizes to simplify operations. By analyzing billions of security events per day across the globe, VMware Carbon Black has key insights into attackers’ behaviors, enabling customers to detect, respond to and stop emerging attacks.

More than 6,000 global customers, including approximately one third of the Fortune 100, trust VMware Carbon Black to protect their organizations from cyberattacks. The company’s partner ecosystem features more than 500 MSSPs, VARs, distributors and technology integrations, as well as many of the world’s leading IR firms, who use VMware Carbon Black’s technology in more than 500 breach investigations per year.

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