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Trend Micro announces new cloud security software

Company is enhancing data protection from virtualisation to private and public clouds

Trend Micro announces new cloud security software
Trend Micro has announced two new security software offerings for the cloud and virtualisation environments.

Trend Micro has announced the release of two new products designed for use in virtualisation and cloud computing.

Trend Micro SecureCloud 1.1 provides encryption in the cloud for enterprise-class data, while Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 Update 1 offers performance improvements that are designed to enable the Deep Security virtual appliance to provide agentless intrusion detection and prevention using VMware vShield Endpoint for higher virtual machine density levels.

Trend Micro is working with enterprise security needs across three stages of evolution: server consolidation, expanded server and desktop virtualisation, and then public clouds. The enterprise cloud security journey starts with private clouds, adds hybrid clouds, and evolves to public clouds.

"Most customers have completed the first phase of the journey by securing workloads on virtualised servers using traditional network security techniques," said John Maddison, executive general manager of Trend Micro's data center business unit.

"In 2011 customers will look to optimise virtual security performance as they virtualise more traffic-heavy applications. This includes security technologies that integrate with the virtualisation platform. As companies take their first steps into hybrid clouds, data protection will be critical. And as sensitive data moves beyond corporate firewalls, companies must maintain control of information," said Maddison.

Trend Micro SecureCloud is designed to enhance and extend the customer's security and data protection as it evolves from virtualisation to private and public clouds. 

SecureCloud protects data through encryption and policy-based key management in the cloud and allows users to move between different cloud vendors and their encryption systems.

The software also controls how and where data is accessed by authenticating the identity and integrity of servers requesting access to secure storage volumes and defends information against unauthorised disclosure or theft.

The software also helps ensure compliance with encryption requirements and automatically facilitates the release of encryption keys. 

With the Trend Micro SecureCloud release, customers can manage their encryption keys for Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus and VMware vCloud environments from Trend Micro's hosted SecureCloud service or from a SecureCloud key server running in their own physical data centres.

TrendMicro's second new offering, Trend Micro Deep Security provides protection for virtualised systems.

The current version of Deep Security announced in August 2010 added agentless anti-malware to other specialised security technologies comprising IDS/IPS, web application protection, firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection modules.

Deep Security is tightly integrated with VMware vShield Endpoint allowing Trend Micro to provide anti-malware and intrusion prevention for VMs in an agentless manner without requiring a third-party agent to be installed on each VM thereby consuming fewer VMware vSphere  system resources and enabling higher VM densities. 

"We are excited about the new version of Trend Micro Deep Security and the opportunity it provides our customers in being able to achieve the economic benefits of virtualisation and cloud computing without compromising security. The capabilities of Deep Security in terms of advanced technologies such as anti-malware, intrusion prevention, web application protection and integrity monitoring delivered across physical, virtual and cloud servers in both agent-based and virtual appliance form factors is truly unparalleled," said Chris Reed, INXI, VMware Partner of the Year for 2010

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