Yesterday, VMware announced its intention to acquire E8 Security and integrate the technology into its Workspace ONE platform. This makes sense as Workspace ONE collects, processes, and monitors data about users, applications, networks, and endpoints. Add E8 Security and you can use this very data to fingerprint devices, build models around normal usage patterns, and identify anomalies in real-time.
Beyond VMware’s plans, this announcement supports a logical albeit slowly moving trend – management tool unification into a modern management platform.
Here’s the thing: Every large enterprise has management tools for mobile devices, endpoint devices, data protection, security, etc. Each of these management tools has its own agents and management consoles. Each one must be tested, deployed, and operated. Each management tool requires administrator training.