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The Godfathers of Virtualization Returning to VMWorld

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The Godfathers of Virtualization Returning to VMWorld
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  • Ian Pratt and Simon Crosby sold XenSource to Citrix in 2007.
  • After working at Citrix, they decided to once again spin off and focus on cybersecurity.
  • They are available to meet during VMWorld if you’d like to talk virtualization and security.

We think of them as The Godfathers of Virtualization. They work they did with XenSource lead to what is today’s cloud computing. Bromium co-founders Ian Pratt and Simon Crosby never stopped believing in the power of virtualization. That’s what makes their return to VMWorld so meaningful. It is also what makes our cybersecurity product so solid.

Read: Can a “Superpower Force Field” Protect IS from Hackers? – Matthew Wall, BBC

The secret to virtualization-based security, or application isolation and control as Gartner is now referring to it (the NSA calls application isolation and containment the way forward for government entities), is using the hypervisor to kick off a micro-virtual machine to contain untrusted activities. That’s a complex sentence that essentially means the things you do regularly on your computer – download files, open applications, browse the internet – happen within a container.

Read the entire article here, The Godfathers of Virtualization Returning to VMWorld

via the fine folks at Bromium

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Bromium Bromium was founded in 2010 with a mission to restore trust in computing. The company’s founders, Gaurav Banga, Simon Crosby, and Ian Pratt, have a long and deep history of innovation in virtualization and security. Inspired by the isolation principles of traditional virtualization, the Bromium team has created a game-changing new technology called micro-virtualization to address the enterprise security problem and provide protection for end users against advanced malware. Bromium has its headquarters in Cupertino, California, and an R&D center in Cambridge, UK. The company is backed by top-tier investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Ignition Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Intel Capital, Meritech Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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