Wiz protects virtual machines in hybrid cloud with new vSphere integration

by | Nov 7, 2022 | Technology

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Out of all the challenges facing modern security teams, cloud security is one of the trickiest to address. When considering that 39% of tech professionals report cybersecurity and cloud computing as their top skills gaps, many organizations simply don’t have the expertise necessary to secure cloud-based apps and services. 

However, cloud security vendor Wiz announced today it’s aiming to address these security concerns with a new integration for VMware vSphere. The new integration, unveiled at VMworld, is designed to help enterprises gain more visibility over virtual machines and vulnerabilities. 

The organization claims this integration will make Wiz the first agentless cloud security platform to protect on-premises and cloud environments, with the ability to detect vulnerabilities across services including AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, and Kubernetes. 

Filling the cloud skills gap 

The announcement comes as more and more organizations are struggling to fill cloud skills gaps, with research showing that 57% of respondents report cloud security (cloud, data center, application security) are the hardest roles to fill. 

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Yet in spite of this skills gap, the majority of enterprises are still maintaining applications and infrastructure across on-premise and hybrid cloud environments, that need to be secured. 

“These architectural decisions have led to security teams needing multiple siloed tools, processes and organization structures to protect these environments.,” said co-founder and VP of product at Wiz, Yinon Costica. 

“This is costly and complex for businesses to maintain and leaves them without a holistic visibility or security across their organization. For …

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