The AppDefense Getting Started provides a complete overview of VMware AppDefense™ and information about how to sign up for VMware AppDefense™, use, and configure AppDefense to secure applications.

The information includes step-by-step instructions to use AppDefense Service (SaaS), and suggested best practices.

Intended Audience

This information is intended for anyone who wants to sign up for AppDefense Service and use AppDefense. The information is written for experienced Windows or Linux system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and data center operations. This manual assumes familiarity with VMware vSphere ®, including VMware ESXi ™, vCenter Server, vSphere Client, and VMware Tools ™.

VMware Technical Publications Glossary

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in the VMware technical documentation, go to