The company hired Christopher Young, the former Senior Vice President of RSA Products at EMC, as new head for the BU.
Young has been in that position for almost 6 years. Before that he was the Vice President of Safety and Security Premium Services at AOL.
With this move VMware probably wants to send out a strong message, suggesting that security is going to become a key part of its desktop virtualization offering.
A first step in this direction comes from the new vShield products recently announced: the security framework provided by vShield Endpoint is already integrated with View 4.5.
Additionally, the company just acquired TriCipher, a startup providing a single sign-on (SSO) solution for hybrid cloud computing infrastructures, which supports an impressive number of Software-as-a-Service (Saas) public clouds.