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New Trend Micro solution targets data centres in AP

Veronica C. Silva | July 15, 2013
Deep Security 9 is designed for large and small enterprises with virtual or cloud setup

Trend Micro, a security solutions provider, recently launched a new solution geared towards helping large and small enterprises alike protect their IT investments whether they are using physical, virtual and cloud computing. 

Trend Micro said its Deep Security 9 solution, which is now available in the Asia Pacific region, can protect servers, applications and data so that enterprise customers can maximise their return on investments regardless of IT setup. It is also aimed at service providers offering data centre services in virtualisation or cloud computing environments.  

Deep Security includes anti-malware, web reputation, firewall, intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection technologies in one integrated solution. 

While Trend Micro has been in the business of protecting virtualised computing environments, including an agentless security platform for VMware, the company said it has added enhancements to its security platform to include improved performance and easy integration. Deep Security 9 is also available for both public and hybrid cloud, which is the direction some data centres are pursuing these days.  

"More and more data centres are becoming virtualised or moving to a public or hybrid cloud," said Steve Quane, chief product officer, Trend Micro. "Deep Security offers VMware customers intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring, and virtual patching on an agentless basis in addition to agentless AV. It allows customers to securely extend their data centre and private cloud workloads to public and hybrid clouds, so they can recognise even greater agility and cost savings." 

VMWare said Trend Micro developed Deep Security 9 with VMWare in mind as it integrates with VMware vCenter, vSphere Endpoint and vCloud Director, and provide “improved manageability of security in VMware environments." Deep Security 9 supports VMware vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Networking and SecurityTM (vCNS). This update marks Deep Security’s 4th generation of integration with VMware products. 

Trend Micro also enhanced Deep Security to include improved performance through VMware ESX level caching and deduplication, and recommendation scans that take the guesswork out of tuning security policies. 

Some Deep Security customers have expressed confidence in the security solution because of its features and cost efficiencies. 

Trend Micro said pricing for Deep Security 9 is based on a per server model or on the number of modules licensed. 


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