VMware will acquire CloudCoreo, adding a public cloud security tool to its lineup.
The virtualization giant didn’t disclose the purchase price for the Seattle-based startup. It will offer CloudCoreo’s security platform as a standalone service, according to a VMware spokesperson. “There will be integration points between it and the broader lineup of services we offer based on events or issues the service discovers,” he added.
CloudCoreo’s platform monitors the entire cloud infrastructure stack (cloud services, hosts, and application configuration), and looks for misconfigurations or risks at deploy time. This allows security and DevOps teams to fix any issues before breaches or compliance policy violations can occur, the company claims.
The deal is another example of VMware’s push into multi-cloud, partnering with Amazon Web Services on hybrid cloud as well as Pivotal and Google on Pivotal Container Service (PKS), which allows enterprises to run Kubernetes on premises as well as in Google Cloud.
It also boosts VMware’s security play, which has been another key focus area for the vendor over the past six months.
Last August, at its annual event in Las Vegas, VMware launched its first pure-play security product, AppDefense, which monitors applications running in the cloud and in on-premises data centers for abnormal behavior. And in December, the company announced new cloud-based security software, co-developed with Carbon Black, which automates threat detection and remediation.
“As a part of VMware, CloudCoreo will enable us to extend our model of supporting consistent operations across any cloud,” wrote Milin Desai, general manager, cloud services, in a VMware blog about the acquisition. “We will help customers to access the best cloud for the needs of each individual application, while optimizing security and compliance. And we will give customers the ultimate choice to develop any type of application their business needs and deploy to any cloud, without increasing complexity or risk to the business.”