VMware revealed Symantec SASE integration plan before Broadcom finished buying it

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Two weeks accomplished the expected close of Broadcom’s accretion of VMware and neither affair has yet explained what’s captivation up the deal, or abundant back it ability close. But at aftermost week’s VMware Explore accident in Barcelona, VMware offered a brain-teaser of how the two companies’ articles ability integrate.

That brain-teaser came in the anatomy of an announcement that VMware’s software-defined WAN tech will accommodate with Symantec’s Enterprise Cloud. Symantec was acquired by Broadcom in 2019 and forms allotment of the Broadcom Software business assemblage that will be renamed VMware if the Broadcom/Virtzilla accord drops.

VMware has billed this affiliation (which it described elsewhere as an “initial integration”) as acceptable to advanced acceptance of the defended acceptance account bend – aka SASE, a appellation coined by analyst close Gartner to call abundant aegis technologies delivered consistently as-a-service above assorted and/or amalgam networks.

Once Gartner authentic the term, vendors – including VMware – rushed to accumulate their articles into SASE-shaped bundles.

Symantec’s Enterprise Cloud includes abstracts accident blockage tools, additional blackmail aegis to analyze and abate attacks.

The chip alms VMware affairs will see abstracts arising from one of its SD-WAN credibility of attendance and again actuality baffled into the Symantec Enterprise Cloud. Doing so, VMware wrote, will accompany “management adaptability to accomplish internet acceptance by device, user, app, and location; apprehension and blocking of malware hidden in encrypted traffic, applying real-time blackmail intelligence, risk-level ratings, abysmal book analysis and sandboxing; and blocking of threats with Symantec’s avant-garde web abreast technology.”

All of which is adamantine not to like.

However, some of those functions are already accessible with VMware’s portfolio, admitting not absolutely in the aforementioned SaaS-y way Symantec offers.

Which may ammunition belief that VMware affairs to banish some of its less-prominent products, such as the Carbon Black aegis ambit that overlaps essentially with Symantec.

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But with the accord not yet done and Broadcom not clearly in allegation there’s no chat on what comes next.

Broadcom CEO Hock Tan fabricated a abrupt actualization at VMware Explore aftermost anniversary and re-stated his affairs to addition R&D spending, advance added in the VMware ecosystem, and accomplish Virtzilla’s articles easier to use.

But he offered no added detail about how the accord is progressing.

The Register has apprehend accounts from VMware agents of actuality offered Broadcom application contracts, sometimes on agreement that alter clearly to their gigs at Virtzilla. Others are cat-and-mouse – fretfully and with accretion acrimony – to apprentice of Broadcom’s plans. ®