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Hi everyone, this week we are pleased to bring you a new VMware TAM Blog. This latest blog post is entitled "Documenting Your IT Security Posture”, by our Senior Technical Account Manager, Jason Gaudreau. Here is an excerpt.

 

The VMware Security Hardening Guides contain recommended processes for deploying and operating VMware products in a secure manner given a specified risk profile. You may not need, or may not be able, to follow each step in the security Hardening Guides because of the balance of operational efficiency, cost, risk tolerance and security requirements. The security hardening practices are recommended by VMware, but equally important is having a security controls document that incorporates VMware best practice recommendations combined with your specific security policies. It can be an invaluable tool during an audit.

 

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      Workspace Environment Management with Horizon (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7193)By Sachin Sharma, Product Marketing, End-User Computing, VMware A constant theme I hear when talking to customers about managing their virtual, physical, and cloud-hosted environments tends to center around the challenges they face with applications and users. In particular, the questions that customers are looking to solve are ones like how can I simplify management […]

       

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      Socialcast and the Annual Performance Review (http://blogs.vmware.com/euc/?p=7162)by Inna Fabrikant, Sr. Client Development Manager, Socialcast With 2014 in our rearview mirrors, many workplace conversations are turning to performance reviews. Employees are racking their brains trying to document all of their accomplishments over the past 12 months, while managers have the equally daunting task of acknowledging the successes of all direct reports. At […]

       

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      Introducing AirWatch 8 (http://blogs.air-watch.com/?p=34615)Whether you use AirWatch’s administrative console to secure and manage your company’s mobile fleet or you rely on it to get work done on your mobile devices, AirWatch 8 will help you be more productive. The latest version of the enterprise mobility management platform — the most significant update since VMware acquired AirWatch a year […]

       

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    Date Published: 2/16/2015

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