VMware helps CIOs tunnel their way to more secure mobile apps
VMware is combining iOS and Android encryption features with its own network virtualization platform to offer more secure access to enterprise applications and resources.
Today, organizations typically provide mobile users access through a secure VPN gateway connection into the data center where applications and data reside.
But while this perimeter-based approach secures the communication, it doesn’t protect against attacks that hack remote employees and use their secure connections. Once inside, hackers can move between workloads in the data center with few controls to block propagation, according to VMware.
VMware contends it can solve this problem in a way that’s easier to manage than VLANs through what the company calls network micro-segmentation in the data center. That means that at the network level users can only access their own resources from a smartphone or tablet, limiting what they as well an enterprising hacker can do.