Trend Micro unveils new program to assist enterprises to securely move into public cloud

Infotech Lead India: Trend Micro has introduced the Trend Ready for Cloud Service Providers program that assists enterprises to securely move into the public cloud.

Amazon Web Services, Dell, HP Cloud Services, NTT Communications, OpSource, Savvis, and Telefonica | Vivo are the leading public cloud service providers that have worked with Trend Micro in achieving the Trend Ready status.

“Though all software companies verify their solutions against leading hardware products, Trend Micro is the first software company to extend this verification to include cloud infrastructures. Hybrid cloud infrastructures are commonplace for our customers and we are proud to be working with this marquee group of cloud service providers to enable stronger security and greater cloud deployments,” said Steve Quane, CPO, Trend Micro.

The new program will allow both Trend Micro and select Trend Ready partners to verify the compatibility of Trend Micro products within cloud service providers’ infrastructures.

In 2011, IDC said that among organizations not considering cloud computing, more than one third (37 percent) agreed that that multi-tenant cloud architectures were too risky, from a security and privacy standpoint, to host their critical applications and data.

“Security is biggest obstacle to public cloud adoption because enterprises find it difficult to assess cloud security risks and approaches to mitigation. The Trend Ready for Cloud Service Providers program helps educate enterprises about the risks and benefits of cloud computing, and provides an approach to adopting public cloud services without compromising data security,” said Christian Christiansen, vice president of security products and services, IDC.

The Trend Ready for Cloud Service Providers program educates, guides and delivers a proven compatible solution suite which helps customers understand cloud, overcome adoption inhibitors and safely adopt public cloud computing.

Currently, the program verifies the compatibility of Trend Micro Deep Security and Trend Micro SecureCloud, two world-leading virtualization and cloud security solutions.


Nnamdi Orakwue, vice president, infrastructure cloud services for Dell

Customers consistently tell us that security is a primary requirement for deploying solutions in the cloud. Our work with Trend Micro, and now being a part of this Trend Ready program, are important additions to our security offerings that help customers realize the benefits of cloud computing.

Craig Hurley, NTT America’s director of product management for data center services, NTT Communications, U.S. division

Offering our customers the ability to safely access the economic and operational benefits offered by our cloud computing platforms is crucial to NTT America. The Trend Ready program adds another layer of assurance that NTT America can offer our customers who are intrigued by the benefits cloud computing can offer, yet are sensitive to the security issues involved.

Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource, a Dimension Data company

OpSource’s mission is to provide cloud and managed hosting solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to accelerate growth and scale operations, while controlling costs and reducing IT infrastructure support risks. That we are Trend Ready is another level of commitment we are able to offer our customers to ensure the security of their infrastructure.

Chris Richter, vice president of security products and services at Savvis, a CenturyLink company

Savvis works with security vendors such as Trend Micro to strengthen the security position of enterprises that rely on our Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud computing services. The Trend Ready program allows us to broaden the suite of cloud security solutions we offer to our customers.

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