VMware and Kaspersky Lab: Virtualization Meets Security
VMware (NYSE: VMW) appears to be the only third-party software company with a major presence at Kaspersky Lab 2012 North American Partner Conference (May 10-12, Bahamas). A big theme for the conference, obviously: Security across virtualized environments. But just how deeply are VMware and Kaspersky Lab working together? Hmmm…
The VAR Guy will get some specific answers later today during VMware sessions hosted at the Kaspersky Lab conference. Parag Patel (VP, global strategic alliances, VMware) and Jonathan Gohstand (director of product marketing, networking and security, VMware) both are expected to be on hand.
It has been about a year since Kaspersky Lab announced support for VMware vShield Endpoint. According to a statement from both companies in 2011:
“Kaspersky’s support of VMware vShield Endpoint will offer comprehensive protection for virtual machines from the latest malware threats without compromising speed and performance. VMware vShield Endpoint streamlines and accelerates antivirus and anti-malware processing. It improves performance and provides comprehensive security by eliminating the need for agents in every virtual machine. In addition, the solution optimizes resource utilization by offloading anti-virus processing to a single security virtual machine, delivered by Kaspersky Lab.”
- How is the VMware-Kaspersky Lab relationship working out?
- How are channel partners potentially benefiting from the partnership?
- Where might VMware and Kaspersky Lab take the relationship next?
The VAR Guy will be seeking answers to those questions — and more — in the hours ahead.