It seems a very provocative title, and that is the intention! So why do we think that a HCI vendor produces the last security appliance you will ever buy? Because as far as we're concerned you'll never need to buy a physical security appliance again. Thanks to the proliferation of virtualisation and cloud over the last decade or so we can achieve the same levels of security virtualising security solutions/products as we can deploying dozens of ‘branded’ appliances which in the majority of cases are just rebadged commodity servers/appliances.
With all the benefits brought forth by virtualisation over the last decade and a half including consolidation, better ROI, higher availability - the threat landscape has expanded, and virtualisation was not designed with security at the forefront. As we see progression towards application mobility and hybrid clouds it's imperative that security is part of every design, enforcing policy for applications at the most granular levels.