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Johnny b

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This is a news article, but security oriented and perhaps more relevant to this forum than the tech news forum.
Essentially, how many security apps are too much>

VMware's CEO has a vision that should terrify the security industry: 'Start getting rid of products'

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/vmware-apos-ceo-vision-terrify-230347378.html

This stood out to me:

Having fewer security products may seem counterintuitive as a way to fight cyberattack, but too many security products can create opportunity for attackers. A complicated, patchwork security infrastructure can slow down the detection of threats and makes it easier for attackers to find and exploit any software vulnerabilities.
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"How do you make all that work, right? The patches of the patches, and integration—it's just nuts and that has got to get much simpler," Gelsinger said.
IMO, stay vigilant with knowledge gained through web sites like TSG.
 

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This has been a paid public announcement. John, your cheque is in the mail. :D
 

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While I agree to some degree with what he's saying, I feel there's another reason why he's saying what he's saying. VMware is pushing their NSX technology hard. It's VMware's take on SDN (software defined networking) and their push to establish the other buzz tech buzz words such as software defined data center or SDx.

Within NSX is a concept called microsegmentation which VMware places security gates at different parts of the VM network as granular as being able to isolate individual VMs. VMware has a huge vested interest to get businesses to adopt NSX as a way to lock in VMware into the data center. VMware is under assault from other technologies such as Openstack and cloud hypervisors not to mention other hypervisor alternatives such as KVM, Acropolis, and Hyper-V.
 

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CEO's and visions are often like that.
Market driven.

Still, interesting to see how that filters down to common users.
 

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I would say CEO statements many times are driven by what is best for their company and what will keep the lights on.
 
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