VMware vShield Endpoint strengthens security for virtual machines and their hosts while improving performance by orders of magnitude for endpoint protection. vShield Endpoint enables offloading of antivirus and anti-malware processing to dedicated security-hardened virtual machines delivered by VMware partners. The solution is designed to leverage existing investments and allows customers to manage antivirus and antimalware policies for virtualized environments with the same management interfaces they use to secure physical environments.
VMware vShield Endpoint is a unique solution that optimizes antivirus. vShield Endpoint improves performance by offloading key antivirus and anti-malware functions to a security virtual machine, eliminating the antivirus agent footprint in virtual machines. This advanced architecture frees up system resources, improves performance of antivirus and anti-malware functions and eliminates the risk of antivirus "storms" (overloaded resources during scheduled scans and signature updates). vShield Endpoint enhances security with a hardened, tamperproof security virtual machine (delivered by VMware partners) that uses robust and secure hypervisor introspection capabilities in vSphere, preventing compromise of the antivirus and antimalware service itself. Demonstrating compliance and satisfying auditor requirements are enabled through detailed logging of activity from the antivirus or anti-malware service.
Streamline antivirus and anti-malware deployment
With vShield Endpoint, administrators need to deploy the enterprise antivirus engine and signature file to a single security virtual machine instead of each and every individual virtual machine on a vSphere host.
Improve virtual machine performance
vShield Endpoint helps organizations securely achieve higher consolidation ratios by offloading activities such as antivirus and anti-malware scans from individual virtual machines to a single security virtual machine on each vSphere host.
Prevent antivirus storms and bottlenecks
Administrators can use vShield Endpoint to prevent antivirus storms and prevent bottlenecks associated with multiple simultaneous antivirus and anti-malware scans and updates.
Protect Antivirus security software from attack
vShield Endpoint lets administrators deploy and run the antivirus and anti-malware client software in a hardened security virtual machine to prevent attacks that target antivirus and antimalware solutions.
Antivirus and anti-malware service across virtual machinesProduct Highlights
Antivirus engine and signature files are only updated within the security virtual machine, but policies can be applied across all virtual machines on a vSphere host.
- Streamline and accelerate antivirus and antimalware deployment
- Improve virtual machine performance and eliminate antivirus and anti-malware bottlenecks
- Reduce risk by eliminating agents susceptible to attacks, and enforce remediation more easily
- Satisfy audit requirements with detailed logging of antivirus and anti-malware activities