Thoughts and Insights about VMware AppDefense
Updated August 13, 2019

Thoughts and Insights about VMware AppDefense

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware AppDefense

Their support chat system is very responsive, and if they don't resolve it quickly with that method, then they will remote in and help that way.
VMware AppDefense is installed in our virtual environment on all of our Windows VMs. It protects servers across multiple departments in the whole organization. It provides a layer of protection and visibility against bad server processes.
  • Easy to install and maintain.
  • Easy to interpret GUI to access status.
  • Very good support.
  • New product had some growing pains.
  • Email notifications need to be added.
  • Upgrade process needs to be more automatic.
  • It's had a positive impact of an added layer in our multi layer approach to security.
  • Positive in its visibility that it creates into running server processes.
  • No negative impacts that I've seen.
We have not directly benefited yet as there hasn't been a credible attack against these servers (that we are aware of anyways) so the application is mostly just idling along and acts as another level of insurance at this point.
The benefit we have received has been purely educational. In the event of an attack, it should be obvious from the visibility VMware AppDefense provides where the attack is coming from or headed to.
The alerts we have seen have predominantly been of an informational nature. We haven't seen alerts of a serious nature as of yet.
We have several security applications, but none exactly like VMware AppDefense. That is one of the reasons I like it, as it seems to take a different angle on monitoring and protection. The other apps monitor different things, but one thing AppDefense seems to have over them is a streamlined interface and not a lot of false positives.
If you have a virtual environment, then VMware AppDefense is a cost-effective additional layer of security that can easily be added to that environment. It provides valuable visibility and protection into the processed running on your VMs. It is sold per socket, so if you don't have many VMs on your host it wouldn't be as cost effective.