During the deployment, the City of Fresno took advantage of the PCI compliance templates provided with Deep Security. “We started with the PCI security profiles in Deep Security, and modified those to our needs,” said Mello. “That really helped a lot, since I did the deployment on my own with just phone-in support.”
“We take advantage of the deep packet inspection rules, and virtual patching,” said Bryon Horn, IT manager for the City of Fresno. “The overall deployment, while it has required that we learn a lot of features and rules, has actually given us a pretty intuitive solution. It is obvious that Trend Micro put a lot of time and effort into the design of the Deep Security console and the ability to have a unified console over virtualised and physical servers. It’s a great approach, and one of the reasons that I have full confidence in Trend Micro products.”
"We feel that Trend Micro solutions will ease the way as we introduce more cloud services to our employees and constituents."
City of Fresno
Today, Deep Security saves time for the City of Fresno’s IT staff. “Since deploying Deep Security, we don’t have to scramble to deal with every new vulnerability that pops up,” explained Mello. “With the rules in place, the protection is transparent and kept up to date automatically. It gives us real peace of mind that even zero-day threats are taken care of, before patches are available. Deep Security’s virtual patching also protects us from legacy vulnerabilities—those that are not patchable or that the vendor will never fix. Deep Security discovers the holes and protects us until we can replace those older systems.”
Constantly expanding and upgrading its virtual environment, the City of Fresno has positioned its infrastructure to evolve into the cloud. “We are definitely watching cloud computing as it evolves,” said Horn. “Public cloud services are still pretty new, but Trend Micro’s in-the-cloud security has already introduced us to private clouds. That’s our first step into the cloud, and we feel that Trend Micro solutions will ease the way as we introduce more cloud services to our employees and constituents.”