We know that architecting your virtual data center or cloud environment is not easy…as you build your environment, you are looking for those important components to fit together. Security is just one of those components – a critical piece of course! – but it is just one part and it needs to fit with the overall infrastructure you have to have in place. How do you know if your security will fit? Start with these three checks:
Check 1 – Fit with your virtual environment – both virtual desktops and virtual machines
Just how well does your security solution understand and work with your virtual environment? If you don’t have the right fit – best case, you could hit with performance issues. Worst case, vulnerabilities in your environment that have caused a security breach.
As part of our cloud and data center solutions, Deep Security, provides an agentless, virtual security appliance running directly on the physical host machines in the VMware environment. This innovative approach provides complete security coverage to virtual data centers and virtual machines without requiring software on each machine. Using APIs, co-developed by Trend Micro and VMware, Deep Security has complete visibility into all hypervisor and inter-VM traffic on the physical host machine. VM machines are automatically protected with the latest security policies and the right patch O/S levels.
Check 2 – Fit with your move to the cloud
With the shift of some applications and environments to the cloud, we know you don’t want to have to maintain separate policies for your cloud environment, while ensuring you also have consistent security coverage.
Deep Security integrates with vCloud Director to provide unified management and common security policies across data center and cloud-based virtual machines. Policies can be automatically applied to any new virtual or cloud deployments and administration is significantly reduced with just one console needed to manage all environments.
Check 3 – Fit with your application landscape.
We have heard concerns about managing vulnerabilities with the increasing number of web applications - it is not easy to keep up-to-date and fix the issues. With many web applications now considered business critical, downtime or compromised apps can mean millions in lost revenue or severe damage to brand reputation. You need to make sure your security solution fits with the types of applications you are deploying in your cloud and virtual environment.
As part of our cloud and data center solution, Trend Micro provides both detection and protection at the web app and platform layer for all your business critical applications.
So, what is the “security fit checklist” – deep integration with your virtual environment, applicability across cloud and data center environments, protection for your applications and fit with your day-to-day.
What’s next? VMworld, of course! Watch for the Trend Micro “#1 for a Reason” banners around San Francisco this week! We are proud to be your #1 choice for security in your cloud and data center… Stay tuned to hear more from others on why we are number 1…