VMware AppDefense makes sense and is easy to deploy
October 12, 2019

VMware AppDefense makes sense and is easy to deploy

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with VMware AppDefense

It is being used to add another layer of security in our data center. AppDefense so far has given IT the visibility inside the managed Virtual Machines and what processes are running. It gives us the ability to be alerted if new or rogue processes are running and if those processes are communicating to public IP and which port.
  • Configuration and deployment were simple.
  • Consuming the data from the OS and presenting it to the user with simplicity.
  • AppDefense Manager has built in Online Chat Support, so it is easy to reach a representative for assistance.
  • PowerShell functionality.
  • Sorting results in some areas are not applicable.
  • Email alerting through AppDefense Manager does not exist, but support has said it is a feature to come.
  • For the cost of the upgrade to vSphere Platinum compared to the costs we were already paying for vSphere Enterprise Plus with Operations Management was comparable. It made sense to upgrade and with that, we received the added features of AppDefense.
It is still early in the game to see any added benefit.
It is cool to see how much chatter a VM actually has. Not only can we see the public and private IP's that a VM is communicating with, but we can also see the port they are communicating over. We haven't found anything suspicious up to this point. but it at least gives us the tools to see a whole new spectrum.
We have not identified any threats at this time, but we are still in the early stages.
Simple. I have used the Online Chat Support that is on the side screen of the AppDefense Manager page. The couple times I've used the support, the support representative has always responded and answered in questions in a timely manner.
None. We selected AppDefense because our vSphere Enterprise Plus with Operation Management needed to be renewed. It also was at the End of Life and new offerings were being presented, so it made sense to upgrade to vSphere Platinum and gain AppDefense as another solution to deploy.
We have a small IT team, so the added visibility of seeing processing inside the virtual machine is an added benefit. To be able to lock down more infrastructure for secure proposes is an added benefit.