The VMware vSphere software suite provides VxRail with a highly available, resilient, on-demand virtualized infrastructure. ESXi, vSAN, and vCenter Server are core components of vSphere. ESXi is a hypervisor installed on a physical VxRail server node in the factory that enables a single physical server to host multiple logical servers or VMs. vSAN is the software-defined storage used by the VMs, and VMware vCenter Server is the management application for ESXi hosts, vSAN, and VMs.
AppDefense is used to secure the applications running on the VMs. AppDefense protects the integrity of applications running on vSphere by using machine learning to understand the intended state and behavior of the application and machine in order to detect and prevent threats VxRail running vSphere Enterprise Plus
Like Dell EMC, VMware follows a rigorous Secure Software Development Lifecycle process and Security Response Center. VxRail is jointly developed and supported with VMware ensuring all components included in the solution are designed, built, tested, and deployed with security as a top priority. For more information, see VMware Product Security.