Written by Jeremiah Cornelius - Security Architect – VMware Global Strategic Alliances

VMware vShield Endpoint enables Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 – offloading anti-virus and anti-malware agent processing to a dedicated secure virtual appliance – streamlining deployment and monitoring for your VMware environment.

One year ago, there was really only a single option available if a VMware customer wished to use the vShield Endpointintrospection possible on vSphere to protect servers or virtual desktops.  As 2013 begins, the number of partner solutions has grown to a half-dozen and continues to grow. It’s probably an understatement to call the latest of these, “much anticipated”.  The introduction I’m referring to is Symantec’s Endpoint Protection 12.1.2. With the mid-December availability of Symantec’s entry to the field of virtual guest protection, we welcome a new year.

Symantec has been working with the VMware vCloud Security team for several years. Now, I’m glad to see that our shared customers can begin to enjoy the rewards of our strategic alliance.

“We collaborated closely with Symantec so that VMware vShield Endpoint and Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 will work together… our customers need the right security solutions to embrace virtualizing business critical applications and to accelerate cloud adoption.”

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