Video: VMware acquired cybersecurity platform Carbon Black
September 09, 2019
VMware has acquired Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. The price of the acquisition is about $2.1 billion. Carbon Black provides the security features necessary to secure modern applications and infrastructures. The idea is to seamlessly integrate Carbon Black’s cloud-native endpoint protection platform into all of VMware’s control points. This type of bold move is exactly what the IT and security industries have been looking to see for a very long time.
Speaking about Cybersecurity platforms it's interesting to remind that:
Earlier this year Cybersecurity platform Confluera snaged $9M:
Confluera, the startup that wants to help companies protect themselves in the face of an onslaught of attacks, announced a $9 million Series A investment led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. The company’s solution watches across the customer’s infrastructure, finds issues and recommends ways to mitigate the attack. The platform has visibility across the infrastructure, and uses security information from multiple sources to make that determination of where the attacker currently is and how to mitigate that. It’s early days for Confluera, as it has 19 employees and three customers using the platform so far. For starters, it will be officially launching next week at Black Hat. After that, it has to continue building out the product and prove that it can work as described to stop the types of attacks we see on a regular basis.
Earlier this year Microsoft Defender came to Mac:
Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is coming to the Mac. Previously, this was a Windows solution for protecting the machines of Microsoft 365 subscribers and assets of the IT admins that try to keep them safe. It was also previously called Windows Defender ATP, but given that it is now on the Mac, too, Microsoft decided to drop the “Windows Defender” moniker in favor or “Microsoft Defender.” There are plenty of enterprises that use a mix of Windows machines and Mac, and which provide all of their employees with Office already. Having a security solution that spans both systems can greatly reduce complexity for IT departments — and keeping up with security vulnerabilities on one system is hard enough to begin with.
In 2016 Cisco acquired cybersecurity-as-a-Service provider CloudLock:
Cisco announced it plans to acquire (for $293 million) CloudLock, a cloud-based security provider that uses APIs to let enterprises apply and monitor security on documents and other content that they share and store in cloud-based applications. CloudLock works with Office365, Google Drive, and Salesforce applications, among thousands of other apps and software. Its focus is on offering security and enforcing policies to protect documents, regardless of device used to access it, and allowing for specific controls based on location.