On the Datanauts podcast today, we have a chat with VMware, this episode’s sponsor, about AppDefense.
According to VMware, AppDefense is “a new security solution for protecting applications running in virtualized and cloud environments. Rather than chasing after threats, AppDefense understands how applications are supposed to work and monitors for changes to that intended state that indicate a threat. When a threat is detected, AppDefense automatically responds.”
Our guest is Tom Corn, Senior VP, Security Products at VMware. We set the stage by examining the state of security, and then dive into how AppDefense works, including how it leverages the hypervisor.
We also review how security policies are described in AppDefense, where and how those policies are enforced, and what actions AppDefense can take.
In addition, we discuss the operational impacts of running AppDefense, including its use of system resources and how new applications are profiled.