Trend Micro™ Deep Security 9 Enables Organisations to Extend from Their Data Center to the Public Cloud

Designed to maximise the return on investment in virtualisation and cloud technologies


Marlow, London - August 28, 2012 – Today at VMworld® 2012, Trend Micro Incorporated, the global cloud security leader, announced the latest version of its comprehensive server security platform designed to provide server, application and data security across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Deep Security 9 is specifically designed to maximise the return on investment in virtualisation and cloud technologies for large and small enterprises, as well as managed service providers with an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) practice.

While previous versions of Deep Security have already delivered on the innovation and market leadership in virtualisation security with an agentless security platform designed specifically for VMware® environments, Deep Security 9 offers additional performance and ease-of-use enhancements to the agentless architecture. At the same time, Deep Security 9 extends the power of the Deep Security server security platform to the public and hybrid cloud, enabling organisations to dynamically instantiate workloads in this environment while still maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance.

“More and more data centers 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 center and private cloud workloads to public and hybrid clouds, so they can recognise even greater agility and cost savings.”

Deep Security leverages both agentless and agent-based protection mechanisms to automatically and efficiently secure virtual servers and desktops, and private and public clouds and accelerate ROI. Comprised of anti-malware, web reputation, firewall, intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection technologies in one integrated solution; the solution protects mission critical enterprise applications and data from data breaches and business disruptions without expensive emergency patching. Deep Security 9 also enables cost-effective compliance to many regulations such as PCI DSS 2.0, HIPAA, NIST and SAS 70.

"We’re very happy to see Trend Micro continuing to work closely with VMware to bring customers the benefits of advanced security for virtual and cloud environments," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "Trend Micro developed Deep Security 9 with VMware in mind by including integrations with VMware vCenter™, vSphere Endpoint™ and vCloud Director®, and providing improved manageability of security in VMware environments.”

What’s NEW in Trend Micro Deep Security 9

Integration into vCloud Director and Amazon Web Services, as well as a unified management console, enables organisations to extend their data center security to workloads in VMware vCloud® and Amazon-based public cloud workloads enforcing the same corporate policies across both environments and managing the security of both environments through a single pane of glass.

Support for latest VMware releases – vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Networking and Security 5.1
Deep Security 9 will support VMware vSphere® 5.1 and vCloud Networking and Security™ (vCNS). This release will mark the product’s 4th generation of integration with VMware products.

Enhancements to Deep Security Agentless Platform to include improved performance through VMware ESX® level caching and deduplication, and recommendation scans that take the guesswork out of tuning security policies.

Hypervisor integrity monitoring in Deep Security 9 extends security and compliance of virtualised systems to the hypervisor. By utilising Intel TPM/TXT technology, Deep Security 9 is able to monitor for any unauthorised changes to the hypervisor thereby helping organisations meet evolving compliance requirements like PCI DSS Virtualisation Guidelines.

Deep Security 9 has an agile multi-tenant architecture for software-defined data centers and providers that enables logical separation of tenant policies and data, allows delegation and self-service for tenants, and supports elastic cloud-scaling with automated deployment and provisioning of Deep Security components. RESTful management APIs also facilitates extensibility and integration into modern cloud infrastructure.

Supporting quotes:

Adam Bari, Managing Director, IPM Technology Consultants
"As an IT consulting firm, partnerships are an integral part of our solutions arsenal. We look for partners, like Trend Micro, that are at the forefront of their industry, pioneering technologies that inspire new approaches to business solutions. Trend Micro's latest Deep Security 9 release delivers a suite of innovative performance and ease-of-use enhancements that will enable us to offer clients a more robust and dynamic solution to secure their data across all key points - from the server to the cloud. We look forward to partnering with Trend Micro and giving our client's access to leading-edge security solutions."

Bill Gillis, CIO, Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organisation
“We are Deep Security customers and we look forward to version 9’s ‘single pane of glass’ view for virtualisation and cloud, with its simplified multi-tenancy support, lowered operating costs and improved managed services business model.”

Pricing & Availability for UK
Deep Security 9 is available in the Winter of 2012. Pricing is based on a per server model and also depends on the number of modules licensed.

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