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We Have a Bigger Plan For Security

“Fundamentally, we have a bigger plan for security,” says VMware COO Sanjay Poonen. “We felt it was the perfect time for us to come up with a disruptive play that was based on big data, was AI, and was cloud-based. There were only two companies doing it, CrowdStrike and Carbon Black. We felt Carbon Black …

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Years in the making: Carbon Black is the capstone for VMware’s security business strategy

(This article has been updated with an extended review of Carbon Black to reflect Tom Barsi’s selection as theCUBE’s Guest of the Week.) Don’t look now, but VMware Inc. has built a significant cybersecurity practice. The August acquisition of Carbon Black Inc. for $2.1 billion represented a major step forward for the network virtualization vendor’s …

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VMware’s big-ticket shopping spree sharpens focus on Kubernetes and cybersecurity

When he was head coach of the NFL’s New England Patriots in the 1990s, Bill Parcells was once asked if he thought he should be involved in acquiring players for his team. “If they want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries,” Parcells said. …

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VMware goes on a shopping spree, scoops up Carbon Black and Pivotal for a combined $4.8B

It’s a pivotal moment for VMware Inc., which announced the acquisition of security company Carbon Black and cloud application platform Pivotal Software Aug. 22. The acquisition of Carbon Black, worth $2.1 billion, combined with the $2.7 billion purchase of Pivotal, address major priorities for the company, according to VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger: building modern, enterprise-grade …

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VMware acquires Pivotal and Carbon Black for nearly $5 billion

(Reuters) — VMware said on Thursday it bought two software companies in separate deals valued at about $5 billion, looking to expand the range of products and services it offers to its corporate clients. In a deal brokered by Dell Technologies, VMware bought Pivotal Software for $2.7 billion. Dell is a controlling stakeholder in both …

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Carbon Black Uses AI to Analyze 500 Billion Daily Security Events, Says CEO

“Carbon Black is analyzing 500 billion security events across the globe every single day,” says Carbon Black CEO Patrick Morley. “Of course, you can’t do that with people. You have to do that with a number of techniques. We certainly leverage the compute capability of the cloud. Then we apply AI and machine learning models …

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