, VMware Deliver Virtualized Cyber Security

MSP TODAY NEWS, VMware Deliver Virtualized Cyber Security

By Greg Tavarez

The majority of IT leaders are seeing an increase in cybersecurity demands to protect their businesses in the wake of rising cyber attacks.  According to VMware, a significant portion of the increase in attack stems from the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The subscription-based Fido technology by Guard Dog Solutions, or, is protecting network and device users from threats across the attack surface and outside the perimeter of the network or on attached devices that other solutions cannot see. These include IoT devices that are inherently vulnerable to the networks they join.

Fido exposes and shuts down most cybersecurity threats before exploits can happen, protecting users, devices, networks and organizations from threats such as ransomware, man-in-the-middle attacks, denial of service and emerging novel threats. partnered with VMware and announced it is launching the VMware implementation of its Fido 3 technology. is using VMware’s Tanzu containerization technology to support hardware-free and remote deployment and management of cybersecurity protection for any size MSSP or organization.

With VMware implementation, MSSPs and IT departments will replace the Fido hardware plugins with virtual and remotely manageable implementations. This provides increased cost-effectiveness and an ability to deploy and manage’s protection remotely from any location.

Virtualizing Fido technology also eliminates the supply chain issues of availability delays, while allowing for instant and continual updates to the Autonomous Incident Response database of known threats and suspicious network behavior.

“Full virtualization has been on our product roadmap from the date of our inception,” said Peter Bookman, CEO and founder of “We look forward to using this technology to protect users and networks and to move the needle on the war against cybersecurity for many seasons to come.”

The virtualized alternatives for the Fido v3 technology are making it possible to cover all areas of the potential attack surface more effectively than ever before. MSSPs or organizations already using can exchange existing devices for new Fido v3 versions.

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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