Trend Micro is moving ahead with its virtualization and cloud security strategy with new anti-malware technology for virtual environments and encryption key management for the cloud.
Trend Micro continued its push around virtualization and cloud security Aug. 31 with two new product releases.
Part one of the announcement - which was made in conjunction with
the VMworld 2010 conference running this week in San Francisco
- is Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5, which leverages the latest
VMware vShield Endpoint API and now includes an agent-less anti-malware
By integrating the vShield APIs, Trend Micro is able to provide
completely agent-less security for VMs (virtual machines), Harish
Agastya, director of data center security marketing at Trend Micro told
"No need to put an agent on any of those VMs, so no need to
configure it, reconfigure it, patch it...we've taken all of that headache
away from the administrator," he explained.
The new module adds to the product's existing toolkit of
protections, which includes among other things deep packet inspection,
integrity monitoring and intrusion detection and prevention.
In addition to Deep Security, Trend Micro also announced a beta
release of SecureCloud, a hosted key management and data encryption
service designed to give enterprises more control over data stored in public
, private or hybrid clouds.
"The challenge that we are addressing is one of control," said Todd
Thieman, senior director of datacenter security marketing at Trend
Micro. "If you look at what the cloud does in terms of controlling
data, it poses some new challenges."
The technology will facilitate the movement between the datacenter
and the cloud, he added. With SecureCloud, enterprises can decide when
and where keys are released and secure volumes are accessed as well as
establish accountability over data access and key deployment with
logging and audit functionality.
"The cloud's been the sexy topic du jour
a lot of people are talking about how they want to use it and that
security is a significant inhibitor," Thieman said. "While there's a
lot of talk...we're delivering substance so enterprises can go out there
and take advantage of the cloud economics and the flexibility that the
cloud has to offer."
Delivered via software as a service, SecureCloud supports
Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus or VMware vCloud. The product is expected to be
generally available in the fourth quarter of 2010. Organizations
interested in the beta can apply here