Tom Gillis, VMware‘s SVP and GM at Networking and Security Business Unit announced the company’s intent to acquire Lastline in a blog post. According to the announcement, the acquisition will allow VMware to take advantage of the intrinsic attributes of the virtualization platform to yield innovative security capabilities.
The transaction to close in VMware’s Q2 FY21
Gillis stated that the company aims to build security solutions that can uniquely deliver, spanning from the heart of the data center to users in a branch office and all the way to mobile users at home or on the road. CEO of Lastline, John Dilullo also published a blog post announcing the definitive agreement between two companies. He also stated that the transaction is expected to close in VMware’s Q2 FY21 ending July 31, 2020.
According to Dilullo’s announcement, two companies will be able to offer additional capabilities to customers and bring to market comprehensive security solutions for the data center, branch office, and remote and mobile users. John Dilullo, CEO of Lastline said,
“VMware’s well-articulated strategy combines visibility into apps, workloads, networks, users, and endpoint devices with advanced threat detection and response to deliver a unique (and better) intrinsic security approach. As one combined company, we will be able to offer an even broader array of integrated security solutions for both networking and security, and complement many of VMware’s established solutions for cloud, data center, end-user, and workload protection. There are few security companies that have the breadth of network and endpoint capabilities as we expect the combined Lastline and VMware will have.”