VMware AppDefense Plug-In 2.1.0 for Platinum Edition | Released 19 Feb 2019 | Build 12316909
What's New In AppDefense Plug-In
With the 2.1.0 release, AppDefense focuses on scale and performance improvements in the AppDefense Plug-in and does not
include new feature updates for the Platinum Edition.
With this release, AppDefense announces General Availability of the AppDefense Plug-in for Platinum Edition. The AppDefense
Plugin integrates application security capabilities directly in the vSphere Client. It provides high-level security metrics about your
environment, deep visibility into the behavior of individual VMs, and end-to-end lifecycle management
for AppDefense components. The AppDefense plug-in is supported only in the HTML5 version of the vSphere Client.
The Plugin Dashboard delivers aggregated security metrics, visibility, and health statistics for applications and workloads running
on vSphere. Users can drill into individual behaviors and reputation scores, leading to deeper visibility in the VM Monitor page.
This high-level summary provides focused, at-a-glance statistics and a starting place for additional discovery.
AppDefense announces one-click, integrated installation and upgrade workflows for AppDefense directly within vCenter. Users
can now get a full report of their protection status, deploy AppDefense modules into entire clusters with a single click, and
schedule regular upgrades, all while leveraging familiar workflows. Managing AppDefense components in this way greatly
increases ease of operation for IT admins.
This release delivers a new virtual machine monitor tab that provides VM-specific behavior monitoring for visibility, security
assessment, and troubleshooting directly within vCenter. Integrating this capability in vCenter enables IT admins to play pivotal
roles in the protection of their organizations’ apps and data.
The AppDefense Plugin can operate in three different connectivity modes: Online, Offline, and SaaS. Offline mode requires no
internet connectivity and provides a basic visibility-only view of your environment. Online mode adds security feeds from
the AppDefense Service. SaaS mode (recommended) provides the full AppDefense feature set. Select the connectivity mode that
meets your compliance requirements. For more information, go to AppDefense Appliance Connectivity Modes.