Trend Micro is integrating its Deep Security with VMware NSX, the platform for network virtualization to produce a robust security framework that allows joint customers to increase protection and automate security deployments in virtualized data centers.
The collaboration will be a significant milestone in the companies’ efforts to drive the next evolution of virtualization – the Software Defined Data Center. The Software Defined Data Center maximizes all resources necessary to host an application including storage, networking and security.
Trend Micro’s expertise in server security will support VMware products to drive more innovations in this area of growth, the company said.
With the growth of cloud computing and virtualization, cyber threat landscape has evolved to bring new types of challenges to mission-critical data centers. The increasingly porous network perimeter demands for a self-defending data center to mitigate these risks, Trend Micro said.
“With the rise of software defined data centers, Trend Micro is excited to work alongside VMware to create a comprehensive security backbone that protects the data center of the future,” said Dhanya Thakkar, managing director, India & SAARC, Trend Micro.
“Through the product integration of Trend Micro advanced network security capabilities with VMware’s next generation network virtualization platform, we can help simplify and automate how security is deployed, delivering reliable protection that easily scales to the needs of each customer,” Thakkar added.
As part of the Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security Solution, Deep Security integrates anti-malware, Web reputation and firewall in addition to intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection to protect mission-critical applications and data.
The platform utilizes agentless and agent-based protection to automatically secure virtual servers and desktops, as well as private and public clouds.
Trend Micro Deep Security is the industry’s first agentless security platform built for VMware environments that yields more efficient resource utilization, higher VM densities and easier manageability over traditional anti-malware solutions.