With knowledge comes power. Identifying applications within your virtualized environment, regardless of port, gives you unmatched visibility into your VMware® ESXi™ and vCloud® Air™ deployment. Armed with this knowledge, you can make more-informed security policy decisions.
Using the application as the basis for your VM-Series security policy lets you leverage the deny-all-else premise that a firewall is based upon for both gateway and workload-to-workload protection. You can safely enable allowed applications and deny all others.
In order to further protect your ESXi and vCloud Air deployment, you can deploy application-specific threat prevention policies that will block both known and unknown malware.