VMware has launched the VMware Service-defined Firewall (http://tinyurl.com/y25md4r8), an approach to internal firewalling designed to reduce the attack surface for on-premises and cloud environments with security that is an intrinsic part of the infrastructure. 

Through the proven capabilities of VMware NSX and VMware AppDefense, the VMware Service-defined Firewall combines unprecedented application visibility and understanding of known good application behavior with intelligent, automated and adaptive firewalling capabilities to help better protect apps, data and users, says Tom Gillis, senior vice president and general manager, networking and security business unit, VMware. 

The new VMware Service-defined Firewall is focused on internal network firewalling and changes the game by validating known good application behavior, rather than chasing threats, he adds. It takes a new approach to firewalling that focuses on assets that enterprises know well—applications they themselves have deployed—rather than scrutinizing the unknown. 

This solution works on bare metal, VM and container-based application environments, and will support hybrid cloud environments such as VMware Cloud on AWS and AWS Outposts in the future. Enterprises can use this solution as their sole firewall solution for their internal needs.