Learn about the important security how Trend Micro Deep Security is working hand in hand with Microsoft to provide customers a secure cloud to meet their business needs for the hybrid cloud reality of today, and tomorrow.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Microsoft Ignite announcements for Azure
  • Maersk’s security journey to the cloud
  • How organizations should be thinking about security for the hybrid cloud
  • How to use Deep Security to manage and deploy security in the cloud
  • How to achieve cost effective compliance
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Trend Micro has developed a security platform that is optimized for hybrid cloud deployments. It includes a wide range of security controls that help to address an organization’s server security responsibility  and simplify security management.

To learn more about Maersk and their journey to the cloud, listen to our Microsoft Ignite 2016 session featuring the Head of Security and Security Manager sharing what they learned and the role that security played in the migration from the data center to the cloud. Watch the full session here.

Are you a CISO in cloud or security operations and architecture? The decisions you make when migrating and securing workloads at scale in Azure have a large impact on your business. Trend Micro close and personal with the team at Maersk to better understand their Azure migration and how security played a role in the decisions they made.

This recorded session from Microsoft Ignite 2016 will help you jump-start your migration to Azure or, if you’re already running workloads in Azure, learn how companies just like you are using Azure to improve efficiency of their deployments. Maersk’s Head of Security and Security Manager share what the organization learned while tackling these issues at scale in their hybrid environment. You’ll hear about the security challenges that they faced and lessons learned in moving from on premise servers to a cloud environment in Azure.

The integration with Trend Micro Deep Security on Maersk’s Azure cloud platform resulted in several security and hybrid cloud benefits, including:
  • Visibility across their physical and cloud environments
  • A much more stable system and standardized environment on a supported platform
  • Analysis of security incidents from one central, unified location
  • Decreased time invested to analyze data
  • Real-time alerts for file integrity changes
  • Establish compliance in a streamlined and cost-effective manner
  • Efficient internal communication due to the holistic, single platform solution

The Maersk Group is a worldwide conglomerate operating in more than 130 countries with a workforce surpassing 89,000 employees. Owning the world’s largest container shipping company, Maersk is involved in a wide range of activities in the shipping, logistics and oil and gas industries. Due to Maersk’s breadth of business channels and global reach, it required an integrated system to manage its various data centers across the world for seamless flow of information.

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To learn more about how Deep Security can protect your Azure migration and projects, read about our features or contact us for a quick demo today.

Now that public cloud is a generally accepted, and expected, path for enterprises dealing with large amounts of applications and data, it’s up to cloud solution providers and partners to make it that much easier to provide a quick and painless transition to the cloud. Thanks to the introduction of the Azure Quickstart Templates at Microsoft Ignite 2016, customers are given the tools they need to truly embrace the possibilities of the cloud.

The cloud security manager’s balancing act

Many enterprises are facing common challenges in cloud security, a lack of both time and expertise. The speed of cloud means that needs are constantly changing, and having the time and expertise in your team can be an overwhelming challenge. Time is your most valuable resource and without the right expertise, your time is spent on trying to improve your IT infrastructure can be fruitless.

Partnering to help customers embrace cloud

We often run into situations where our customers want to launch multiple products from the Azure Marketplace, but the time that it takes to do this can be daunting, not to mention the level of technical expertise required to ensure that all settings and variables are appropriately entered. That’s where Azure Quickstart Templates come in.

Azure Quickstart Templates are ARM templates created by trusted Microsoft partners and designed to help save you time when looking to get started with integrated, multi-artifact solutions on Azure. Quickstart Templates are helpers and learning tools that you can customize to meet your unique business needs.

The goal of the Trend Micro Quickstart is to reduce the amount of time and technical expertise required to launch numerous products within an Azure account, integrating pre-configured products like Deep Security, Chef and Splunk with a single click. See the Trend Micro Quickstart here.

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How will Azure Quickstart Templates help you?

  • Save time: In under and hour, you can deploy fully integrated solution stacks to suit your enterprise needs. Reducing the time and manpower needed to test and launch your cloud project.
  • Provide Expertise: The heavy lifting is done for you, the Quickstart Templates help automate much of the manual work that would be otherwise normally be involved in stitching artifacts together.
  • Speed Time to Value: Whether you’re looking for a proof of concept, or are ready to start your cloud project or migration, deploying the Trend Micro Quickstart will give you an enterprise-ready environment so that you can start using your environment immediately.

For a more technical overview and steps to get started, you can read my colleague Saif’s blog and check out his video here.

Ready to get started on your own, visit the Azure Quickstart Template website to learn more.

Technology advancements such as high-speed Internet connectivity, ability to create abstract layers in computing environments has allowed us to achieve things that were unthinkable ten years ago. I have personally experience these advancements in my professional life. At one point, I was happy to get my hands on virtualization and ability to run integrated solution from my laptop and an external portable storage device for my work. Now, with the eruption of cloud computing combined with the power of orchestration tools is mind blowing. We have entered into an-era where we are looking to automate everything aka Infrastructure as a Code.

Today, I’m happy to talk about our “Azure quickstart template”, let’s get started and get to the technical details.

What makes this quickstart template?

This integrated stack consists of Trend Micro Deep Security, Splunk Enterprise and Chef automation platform, all running on Azure.

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How is this quickstart template created?

This integrated stack is built using a JSON template, the template is based on Microsoft Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates. With ARM templates, we can deploy topologies quickly, consistently with multiple services along with their dependencies. You do it once and consume it many times. It’s pretty powerful, since we by working with our Azure partner did for you already, you can simply consume.

What’s in it for me?

It saves you a lot of time that you can spend on things that matters to you, I don’t know perhaps watching a hockey game (yes, I’m Canadian and it’s our sport). Seriously, thing about it, if you are familiar with these solutions then you must be aware of it that each element has various components such as web based management application, database etc. and requires specific communication paths, database schema etc. To setup this type of environment where you have a fully functional integrated components would take you at least couple of hours and this estimate is by assuming your three-year-old daughter is not screaming in the background and you have your full attention and focused time to build this up.  I don’t know but I love when someone else can do part of my job and make it easy for me.

I’m with you tell me more.

Okay, if you are sill reading then I like to think I have your attention so let’s look at this diagram on what is involved here to give more technical details about this quick start;

To break it up, we have;

  • A storage account in the resource group.
  • A Virtual Network (vNet) with four subnets
  • Virtual Machines to host solution components
  • Network security groups to control what communication paths are allowed
  • Azure SQL DB to host Deep Security persistent data
  • Three test Virtual Machines; 2 VMs (Linux, Windows) with bootstrap scripts to install TrendMicro agents (through Azure VM extensions) and 1 VMs (Linux) with bootstrap scripts to install Chef Agents

There is a lot happening here as you can see and the only thing you need to do as part of consuming this is to provide some values for the template parameters such as;

  • Where you want to deploy this stack.
  • Web application administrators account and Virtual machine administrator account credentials for the various stack components.
  • Communication ports for Deep Security
  • Virtual machine size and number of test virtual machines

It takes roughly 30-45 minutes or so to have this environment fully functional. At the end, we will return the URL’s for each solution component (Trend Micro, Splunk and Chef) to you so that you can go ahead and simply login to these applications and do what ever you wanted to do e.g. protecting your Azure based workloads from various vulnerabilities, remember cloud security is a shared responsibility i.e. although cloud providers deliver an extremely secure environment but you need to protect what you put IN the cloud—your workloads.

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I’m sold, where can I get this template for quick start?

That was easy! The ARM template is available on the Azure website (here). You can simply click the “Deploy to Azure” button on or select Browse in GitHub repository. You can also use PowerShell, Azure CLI etc. to start the deployment, the GitHub link provides necessary documentation for it.

The Chef recipe for Deep Security Agent is available here.

Questions? Reach out to us by email at azure@trendmicro.com and we’ll be happy to help!

Trend Micro Deep Security enables you to manage a broad set of security capabilities across multiple environments from a single integrated console.

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