“With the VMware Virtual Cloud Network, we are delivering a modern network that understands the needs of applications and programmatically delivers connectivity and security services to meet those requirements. The ultimate result is a better experience for both users and applications. Today, we are furthering our efforts make modern applications more secure with our intent to acquire Mesh7. Once the deal closes, the Mesh7 technology will enable VMware to bring visibility, discovery, and better security to APIs,” said Tom Gillis, SVP/GM, Networking and Security Business Unit, VMware
According to VMware, joining forces with Mesh7 will give them the ability to deliver modern application connectivity services that enable a developer experience that can lead to more secure operations. In addition, developers and security teams will also gain a better understanding of when, where and how applications and microservices are communicating via APIs while enabling better DevSecOps.
“By joining forces with VMware, we expect to be able to accelerate the adoption of Mesh7 by enabling DevSecOps as an inherent part of VMware’s modern application platforms and solutions. Developers, security, and operation teams will each gain a better understanding of when, where and how APIs are communicating, even across multi-cloud environments, leading to better DevSecOps,” said Amit Jain co-founder of Mesh7.
Once the deal closes, VMware intends to integrate Mesh7’s contextual API behavior security solution with its Tanzu Service Mesh which is expected to enable VMware deliver high fidelity understanding of which applications components communicate using APIs.
As announced, Mesh7 team will be joining VMware upon the close of the deal with the expectation that Mesh7 will help in the delivery of an overall API solution that makes the developer experience for API’s more and more secure by default and easier to operate.