VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload

Additional Info

Company size (employees)5,000 to 9,999
Type of solutionSoftware


The modern enterprise faces a growing security challenge with protecting apps and data. Organizations are innovating and delivering new applications that are built, scaled and operated differently in the modern cloud world. They must secure a highly distributed workforce while supporting both modern and traditional workload types running in diverse cloud environments. All of this leads to exponentially more surfaces to defend.

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload delivers advanced protection purpose-built for securing modern and traditional workloads to reduce attack surface and strengthen security postures. This innovative solution combines prioritized vulnerability reporting and foundational workload hardening with industry-leading prevention, detection and response capabilities to protect workloads running in virtualized, private and hybrid cloud environments.

Tightly integrated with VMware vSphere, VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload provides agentless security that alleviates installation and management overhead and consolidates the collection of telemetry for multiple workload security use cases. This unified cloud workload protection (CWP) solution enables security and infrastructure teams to automatically secure new and existing workloads across all phases of the workload lifecycle, while simplifying operations and consolidating the IT and security stack.

Matt Berry, principal security advisor, global financials, World Wide Technology stated: “The interface of VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload allows security and operations teams to look at the same information without forcing them to use the same pane of glass and potentially lose functionality. Now we have shared data that we can start working together as a team to resolve challenges.”

VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload delivers security as a built-in distributed service, helps customers scale response with confidence, speed, and accuracy, and breaks down siloes on the journey to Zero Trust.

How we are different

Not just built in, built differently: Unlike its competitors, VMware builds security into the infrastructure everywhere workloads are deployed. This eliminates the trade-off between security and operational simplicity by providing a single source of truth for infrastructure and security teams to accelerate response to critical vulnerabilities and attacks, while enabling collaboration and reducing friction. VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload replaces multiple point security resources that compete for valuable resources and leverages VMware’s intimate knowledge of virtualization to deliver one unified cloud workload protection solution that enhances security posture across all phases of the workload lifecycle.

Find the right vulnerabilities: It’s not about finding the most vulnerabilities – it’s about finding the right ones. VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload helps security and infrastructure teams focus on the most high-risk vulnerabilities and common exploits across their environments. Customers can prioritize vulnerabilities based on a combination of the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS), real-life exploitability and frequency of attack and increase patching efficiency with best-in-class prioritization. This eliminates the need for resource-heavy scans, with no additional administrative overhead or setup.

Visibility into traditionally hard-to-secure areas: Security teams often lack visibility and control in highly dynamic virtualized data center environments. VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload protects workloads running in these environments by combining foundational vulnerability assessment and workload hardening with industry leading next-generation antivirus (NGAV), workload behavioral monitoring, and endpoint detection and response (EDR) for workloads. With advanced workload protection from VMware Carbon Black, the security team can analyze attacker behavior patterns over time to detect and stop never-seen before attacks, including those manipulating known-good software. If an attacker bypasses perimeter defenses, VMware Carbon Black Cloud Workload empowers security teams to shut down the attack before it escalates to a data breach.