Trend Micro’s Deep Security 9 secures virtual and cloud environments

Trend Micro Incorporated has announced the latest version of its comprehensive server security platform designed to provide server, application and data security across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Trend Micro Deep Security 9 is specifically designed to maximize the return on investment in virtualization and cloud technologies for large and small enterprises, as well as managed service providers with an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) practice.

Supporting VMware vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Networking and Security (vCNS), Deep Security 9 extends the power of the Deep Security server security platform to the public and hybrid cloud, enabling organizations to dynamically instantiate workloads in this environment while still maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance.

“More and more data centers are becoming virtualized or moving to a public or hybrid cloud,” said Steve Quane, Chief Product Officer, Trend Micro. “Deep Security offers VMware customers intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring, and virtual patching on an agentless basis in addition to agentless AV. It allows customers to securely extend their data center and private cloud workloads to public and hybrid clouds, so they can recognize even greater agility and cost savings.”

Deep Security leverages both agentless and agent-based protection mechanisms to automatically and efficiently secure virtual servers and desktops, and private and public clouds.

Comprised of anti-malware, web reputation, firewall, intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection technologies in one integrated solution; the solution protects mission critical enterprise applications and data from data breaches and business disruptions without expensive emergency patching. Deep Security 9 also enables compliance to many regulations such as PCI DSS 2.0, HIPAA, NIST and SAS 70.

“We’re very happy to see Trend Micro continuing to work closely with VMware to bring customers the benefits of advanced security for virtual and cloud environments,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “Trend Micro developed Deep Security 9 with VMware in mind by including integrations with VMware vCenter, vSphere Endpoint and vCloud Director, and providing improved manageability of security in VMware environments.”

New features of Trend Micro Deep Security 9 include integration into vCloud Director and Amazon Web Services, as well as a unified management console, enabling organizations to extend their data center security to workloads in VMware vCloud and Amazon-based public cloud workloads enforcing the same corporate policies across both environments and managing the security of both environments through a single pane of glass.

Deep Security 9 extends security and compliance of virtualized systems to the hypervisor. By utilizing Intel TPM/TXT technology, Deep Security 9 is able to monitor for any unauthorized changes to the hypervisor thereby helping organizations meet evolving compliance requirements like PCI DSS Virtualization Guidelines.

Deep Security 9 has an agile multi-tenant architecture for software-defined data centers and providers that enables logical separation of tenant policies and data, allows delegation and self-service for tenants, and supports elastic cloud-scaling with automated deployment and provisioning of Deep Security components.  RESTful management APIs also facilitates extensibility and integration into modern cloud infrastructure.