EXABEAM | June 07, 2022
Today, the XDR Alliance welcomed VMware as a new member. This is the alliance's newest cybersecurity innovator to join and proclaim a commitment to an open, inclusive, and collaborative extended detection and response (XDR) architecture. By bringing expertise in endpoint, workload, and network security efficacy, as well as developing threat detection capabilities, VMware expands the alliance's technological reach.
Gorka Sadowski, chief strategy officer, Exabeam and founder of the XDR Alliance said that “We are thrilled to add VMware to the XDR Alliance as we continuously work towards improving security for the industry at large. Most of today’s cyber attacks feature advanced tactics such as lateral movement that target legitimate tools to inflict damage. By welcoming VMware to the XDR Alliance, we can utilize its endpoint, workload, and network security expertise to drive the open XDR mission forward and ensure it is addressing these sophisticated threats.”
“Carbon Black was one of the earliest pioneers of endpoint detection and response (EDR) which fundamentally transformed security by acknowledging comprehensive telemetry is essential to defending against evolving attacks. XDR expands this concept beyond the endpoint to enable better detection, investigation, and response. Rather than building walled gardens that lock customers in, VMware believes in aligning to how customers buy and use security solutions today to enable a multi-vendor XDR solution that is far better than what any one company or closed partner program can provide.”
Jason Rolleston, VP, Product Management, VMware
The Charter of the XDR Alliance
The XDR Alliance's charter is to define and encourage an open XDR framework and architecture that works best for end users; to assist SecOps teams in better integrating new and evolving applications and technologies; to make it easier for SecOps teams to deliver on the value-add use cases that their organizations need; to ensure interoperability across the XDR security vendor solutions set; and to join forces on XDR market education and awareness.
Members of the XDR Alliance represent complementary technologies in security analytics, security information and event management (SIEM), endpoint, email, identity, cloud, network, and OT/IoT security and threat intelligence, and they work together to provide open XDR and threat detection, investigation, and response (TDIR). Managed security service providers (MSSPs), managed detection and response services (MDRs), and systems integrators are also alliance subcategories (SIs).
Armis, CyberArk, Exabeam, Expel, ExtraHop, Google Cloud Security, Mimecast, Netskope, Recorded Future, SentinelOne, and VMware are among the founding and new members of the XDR Alliance.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise | June 20, 2022
Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced that Datarewind, a Swedish IT service provider, has selected HPE Alletra cloud-native data infrastructure and high-performing, versatile HPE ProLiant servers to host virtual machines on behalf of its clients. The new compute, and data services solution enables Datarewind to provide its clients with improved performance and faster access to the work environment, addressing the hybrid office demands of today and creating a solid platform for readily adapting to future needs.
Datarewind provides its services to clients in Sweden, enabling users to use VDI systems during business hours and automate backups at night. Demand for VDI solutions rose as a result of the pandemic. HPE Alletra was chosen to address this demand because of its performance and scalability, as well as HPE's track record as a provider to Datarewind.
With Datarewind safeguarding client data via backups, speed and adaptability were of the highest significance when selecting a solution. With storage performance high enough to be restricted by network bandwidth rather than storage throughput, the expansion of the storage pool was considered when the contract was signed.
HPE Sweden is likewise excited to help Datarewind better serve its customers. The new HPE Alletra platform will enable Datarewind to satisfy customer SLAs and host a record number of concurrent users. It also alleviates VDI performance concerns and reduces downtime.
HPE Alletra is the edge-to-cloud data infrastructure that is native to the cloud. It includes a portfolio of workload-optimized systems that provide the architectural freedom to execute any application without restriction.
"The HPE Alletra solution has enabled Datarewind to develop its new cloud offering and position itself better on the service provider market, with superior performance, high availability and scalability. The HPE Alletra 6000 cloud native storage technology allows them to create a strong and attractive as-a-service offering for their clients."
Toni Drk, Channel and Service Provider Sales Manager, HPE Sweden
VMware | June 13, 2022
VMware has been rated a Visionary in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability for 2022. Tanzu Observability by Wavefront, a VMware observability platform, has been honored for its vision and execution. Visit the VMware Tanzu website to get a free copy of the Gartner 2022 Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring and Observability.
To satisfy the criteria of becoming a contemporary digital company, organizations are increasingly embracing multi-cloud strategies and modern application development. However, managing and monitoring app performance across these dispersed settings is challenging and requires unified observability throughout the tech stack, which conventional segregated monitoring technologies lack.
“VMware Tanzu Observability by Wavefront delivers enterprise-grade observability and analytics for multi-cloud and Kubernetes environments at scale, allowing our customers to quickly troubleshoot and reduce performance bottlenecks across their infrastructure and applications, and in turn, achieve higher availability of business-critical services to their end-users. This recognition by Gartner affirms our commitment to giving organizations the solutions they need to succeed in their cloud journeys.”