Trend Micro Ramps up its Cloud Security Optimised for Amazon Web Services

Introducing advanced elastic security offerings designed for customers using Amazon Web Services (AWS), extending best of breed enterprise security software for organisations realising the agility and cost effectiveness of cloud computing

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Marlow, 30th April 2013 -Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cloud security, today announced new advancements in its Cloud and Data Center Security solution that simplify, automate, and extend security for organisations running their enterprise applications and storing sensitive data in the cloud, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments.

Automatic, Cloud-based Security for AWS

Trend Micro™ Deep Security as a Service provides a comprehensive suite of security capabilities delivered from the cloud that are specifically designed to augment AWS' existing security capabilities. Deep Security as a Service takes advantage of AWS APIs to automate and simplify the deployment process while not impeding the flexibility and scalability of AWS. The service offers:

 

"Ensuring the security of our customers' data is our top priority. We work closely with our partners like Trend Micro to help them provide security solutions that complement the existing Amazon Web Services security features," said Terry Wise , head of worldwide partner ecosystem, Amazon Web Services. "We see Trend Micro's latest innovations and offerings as valuable capabilities for organisations to easily and effectively extend proven security practices to their cloud deployments."

Extending data protection to the cloud
Customers of all sizes have identified encryption of sensitive data as one of the key security capabilities that organisations should leverage for certain workloads. As part of this announcement, Trend Micro is also introducing the latest version of its breakthrough cloud encryption and key management product, designed to extend additional data protection to cloud environments. With Trend Micro SecureCloud 3.5, organisations can take advantage of several new enhancements focused on supporting the benefits of the elastic cloud:


"As more of our clients are taking advantage of the cloud benefits by moving to AWS, they are coming to Accuvant seeking solutions that include added protection," said Jason Prost , Accuvant solutions director. "Trend Micro cloud security offerings help organisations that are deploying on AWS by extending the capabilities available to protect critical servers, applications, and sensitive data. As such, they are frequently included in our client discussions as an important component of a holistic cloud security solution."

"In the cloud world, proliferation is the enemy of protection," said Wendy Nather , research director of the Enterprise Security Practice at 451 Research. "Enterprises need to be able to add essential security controls in an agile manner; they have to support cloud operations, not slow them down. Trend Micro's Deep Security as a Service offering has been designed with these needs in mind."

"As organisations move to the cloud, they take on shared responsibility for their security with their cloud or Infrastructure as a Service partner," says Kevin Simzer , senior vice president, marketing and business development, Trend Micro "While cloud providers take on responsibility for things like physical access control and hypervisor security, responsibility to protect the environment from the guest operating system and above remains a customer driven activity. At Trend Micro, we want to make it easy to add the required security that fits into the agile nature of how organisations are using the cloud."

Product Availability
Trend Micro Deep Security as a Service is available today and delivers its suite of security capabilities for Windows and Linux instances deployed in Amazon EC2 and VPC environments. More information can be found here.

Trend Micro™ SecureCloud™ 3.5 will be available globally in May, 2013. SecureCloud represents a robust offering for safeguarding information in private clouds and public Infrastructure-as-a-Service environments. SecureCloud supports Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus, and the VMware platform. More information can be found at www.trendmicro.com/securecloud.

 


About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704), a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our solutions for consumers, Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ provide layered content security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, their evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks.

All of solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe.

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