According to VMware, the inclusion of Octarine security platform in its security portfolio will help to provide new support of security features for containerized applications running in Kubernetes, further reduce the need for additional sensors in the stack, provide full insight into cloud-native environments for customers, analyze and control application risks in line with developers lifecycle, as well as, provide runtime monitoring and control of Kubernetes workloads across hybrid environments for threat detection and response.
Octarine operations are also expected to run alongside service mesh frameworks such as VMware Tanzu platform, including current investments in Service Mesh and Open Policy Agent.
“Acquiring Octarine will enable us to further expand VMware’s intrinsic security strategy to containers and Kubernetes environments by embedding the Octarine technology into the VMware Carbon Black Cloud,” said Patrick Morley, general manager and senior vice president, Security Business Unit, VMware.
“This, combined with native integrations with Tanzu, vSphere, NSX and VMware Cloud Foundation, will create what we believe is a unique and compelling solution for intrinsically securing workloads. And, with the addition of our AppDefense capabilities merged into the platform, we can fundamentally transform how workloads are better secured.”
VMware made this announcements during its annual cybersecurity user and partner conference Connect 2020, hosted virtually by VMware Carbon Black. The company however, did not mention an offer or other financial details of the deal.
“While we are very proud of what we have accomplished so far, there is so much more we have planned in our roadmap. And we continue to expand our platform functionality in order to provide more value to our customers,” said Shemer Schwarz, CEO of Octarine.
“What a delightful new chapter for Octarine and its vision. VMware’s commitment to cloud native computing and intrinsic security, which have been demonstrated by its product announcements and by recent acquisitions, makes it an ideal home for Octarine. We are very excited to have the opportunity to be part of VMware’s ‘best in class’ technology portfolio and engage with new customers.”
At the conference, VMware further announced the creation of a Next-Gen Security Operations Center (SOC) Alliance which features SIEM/SOAR vendors such as Splunk, IBM Security, Google Cloud’s Chronicle, Exabeam, and Sumo Logic. VMware summarizes that the alliance empowers SOC teams with visibility, prevention, detection and response capabilities that can uniquely leverage the VMware fabric.