Thoughts and Insights about VMware AppDefense
Updated August 13, 2019

Thoughts and Insights about VMware AppDefense

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

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 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.