VMware AppDefense consists of two parts: VMware AppDefense Plug-In and VMware AppDefense Service (SaaS) combined in a single license.
When you add the license key for AppDefense, the AppDefense icon appears in the left navigation pane of the vSphere Client. You can now install and use the AppDefense plug-in to protect your application and ensure endpoint security.
VMware AppDefense Service (SaaS) is a VMware cloud hosted service which requires an active subscription to use the service. AppDefense Service (SaaS) subscription is included with the Platinum license.
For more information on AppDefense Service, refer to AppDefense Getting Started.