Trend Micro has long history of providing organizations with advanced server security for physical, virtual, and cloud environments. We protect enterprise applications and data from ransomware, breaches, and business disruptions without requiring emergency patching. Trend Micro™ Deep Security™ helps simplify security operations while accelerating regulatory compliance and the ROI of virtualization and cloud projects.
You might have heard, VMware® has recently announced end of support for some of their products that will impact Deep Security customers. While these changes might have an impact on you, Trend Micro continues to be the market leader in securing VMware environments. Deep Security continues to offer a range of agentless and agent-based solutions, depending on your VMware environment.
Let's review what has changed and the options you can consider as you transition from these legacy VMware products.
VMware has released NSX (6.2.4) that now has a default license that allows you to enable Deep Security anti-malware scanning and integrity monitoring capabilities without purchasing a full NSX license.
NSX now offers a range of licensing options. The following can be used with Deep Security:
*Log Inspection excluded, consistent with past integrations
VMware vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS) 5.5 became end of general support as of September 2016. For customers using vCNS Manager specifically to manage vShield Endpoint for agentless antivirus, VMware has extended technical guidance until March 31, 2017.
The approach to securing VMware is changing:
Options for your Organization:
1. Migrate to VMware NSX for vShield Endpoint (free default license)
Customers can migrate to NSX for vShield Endpoint with the default, free anti-malware only license.
2. Migrate to VMware NSX Standard Edition (license investment)
Customers can migrate to NSX Standard Edition to maintain agentless anti-malware and integrity monitoring. This version provides additional VMware NSX functionality. However, the Deep Security Integration is the same as with the NSX for vShield Endpoint (default license).
3. Migrate to VMware NSX Advanced or Enterprise Editions (license investment)
Customers can also migrate to the Advanced or Enterprise editions of VMware NSX to maintain the full agentless protection for multiple security controls (anti-malware, IPS, integrity monitoring, and more) they have today with vCNS, with the added benefits of micro-segmentation and policy automation with VMware NSX.
4. Move to full agent-based protection
Customers can focus on deploying agent-based security controls across their VMware environment, which is consistent with cloud deployments.
Table: Summary of Agentless and Agent-Based Options for Deep Security Controls
As you determine the best migration path for your organization, we will be there to support and enable a smooth transition.