Yesterday David Marshall revealed that the rumors that where already spreading around VMworld in Vegas, are true: VMware has acquired Blue Lane Technologies.

Blue Lane might be known by it’s recently lost Marketing VP Greg Ness but especially by the products ServerShield and VirtualShield. One of the reasons VMware adopted Blue Lane, according to David is:

That Blue Lane’s deep understanding of application protocols allows them to focus on network security from the physical datacenter perimeter, which has become increasingly porous, towards the ‘application perimeter’ – which consists of application-centric security policies based on the logical zoning and partitioning of applications and services rather than machine boundaries.

This might seem like a logical/useful acquisition, but is it? David looks at the matter more closer and raises a couple of very interesting questions. Read the whole story here.