Trend Micro Ramps up its Cloud Security Optimized for Amazon Web Services

  Trend Micro Ramps up its Cloud Security Optimized for Amazon Web Services

Introducing advanced elastic security offerings designed for customers using
Amazon Web Services (AWS), extending best of breed enterprise security
software for organizations realizing the agility and cost effectiveness of
cloud computing.

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AWS Summit 2013, Booth #101
--Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cloud security,
today announced new advancements in its Cloud and Data Center Security
solution that simplify, automate, and extend security for organizations
running their enterprise applications and storing sensitive data in the cloud,
including Amazon Web Services (AWS) environments.

Automatic, Cloud-based Security for AWS

Trend Micro™ Deep Security as a Service provides a comprehensive suite of
security capabilities delivered from the cloud that are specifically designed
to augment AWS' existing security capabilities. Deep Security as a Service
takes advantage of AWS APIs to automate and simplify the deployment process
while not impeding the flexibility and scalability of AWS. The service
offers:

  oProven Security for servers deployed in the AWS environment. Trend Micro
    Deep Security, already selected by thousands of customers to protect
    millions of server instances, delivers enhanced security to AWS's core
    offerings including host-based intrusion detection/prevention and
    firewall, hosted on AWS. These complement additional key capabilities for
    securing servers, including anti-malware, web reputation, and file
    integrity monitoring, as a part of a single, integrated suite. Deep
    Security as a Service offers customizable policy templates and automated
    rules managed from a single administrative console, dramatically reducing
    administration time.
  oSecurity capabilities built on the cloud, for the cloud. To support the
    way businesses use the cloud, Trend Micro Deep Security as a service is
    built on AWS, leveraging the power and agility of the cloud to deliver a
    scalable, highly available service. Deep Security as a Service can be set
    up and deployed in minutes, supporting the elastic way that organizations
    use the cloud. Through this innovative service, organizations can easily
    add additional enterprise security capabilities to Amazon Elastic Compute
    Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) deployments. These
    capabilities can be immediately and automatically turned on when a new
    Amazon EC2 instance is created, removing the risk of time lag between
    creation and additional security tuning. The service also comes with an
    investment model that reflects this on-demand environment--a simple flat
    rate per server hour.
  oOptimized for organizations using AWS. Deep Security is optimized for AWS
    deployments to dramatically reduce the time and cost of setting up and
    maintaining additional security best practices. It provides instant-on
    active deployment of host-based intrusion detection/prevention and
    firewall, as well as anti-malware, web reputation, and file integrity
    monitoring. The included autosync capability dynamically detects new
    Amazon EC2 instances allowing customers to maintain security policies as
    their environment scales. It also provides detailed Amazon EC2 specific
    instance information that can be used to automatically extend security
    policies without administrator intervention.

"Ensuring the security of our customers' data is our top priority. We work
closely with our partners like Trend Micro to help them provide security
solutions that complement the existing Amazon Web Services security features,"
said Terry Wise, head of worldwide partner ecosystem, Amazon Web Services.
"We see Trend Micro's latest innovations and offerings as valuable
capabilities for organizations to easily and effectively extend proven
security practices to their cloud deployments."

Extending data protection to the cloud

Customers of all sizes have identified encryption of sensitive data as one of
the key security capabilities that organizations should leverage for certain
workloads. As part of this announcement, Trend Micro is also introducing the
latest version of its breakthrough cloud encryption and key management
product, designed to extend additional data protection to cloud environments.
With Trend Micro SecureCloud 3.5, organizations can take advantage of several
new enhancements focused on supporting the benefits of the elastic cloud:

  oAutomatic Encryption that can be deployed and activated dynamically with
    instance launch, removing the need for any additional administrative
    actions. SecureCloud 3.5 works with major cloud deployment tools,
    including RightScale, AWS CloudFormation, Chef, and Puppet, so that no
    change to current processes is required.
  oAutomatic Security Policy implementation based on dynamic detection of
    "instance type" (e.g. OS, file system). This eliminates the need to
    separately manage different instance configurations and reduces
    administrative burden.
  oEnhanced Boot & Volume Protection based on policy for complete boot and
    data volume protection, helping to eliminate security and compliance
    risks, especially for legacy applications being deployed to the cloud.

"As more of our clients are taking advantage of the cloud benefits by moving
to AWS, they are coming to Accuvant seeking solutions that include added
protection," said Jason Prost, Accuvant solutions director. "Trend Micro cloud
security offerings help organizations that are deploying on AWS by extending
the capabilities available to protect critical servers, applications, and
sensitive data. As such, they are frequently included in our client
discussions as an important component of a holistic cloud security solution."

"In the cloud world, proliferation is the enemy of protection," said Wendy
Nather, research director of the Enterprise Security Practice at 451 Research.
"Enterprises need to be able to add essential security controls in an agile
manner; they have to support cloud operations, not slow them down. Trend
Micro's Deep Security as a Service offering has been designed with these needs
in mind."

"As organizations move to the cloud, they take on shared responsibility for
their security with their cloud or Infrastructure as a Service partner," says
Kevin Simzer, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Trend
Micro "While cloud providers take on responsibility for things like physical
access control and hypervisor security, responsibility to protect the
environment from the guest operating system and above remains a customer
driven activity. At Trend Micro, we want to make it easy to add the required
security that fits into the agile nature of how organizations are using the
cloud."

Product Availability

Trend Micro Deep Security as a Service is available today and delivers its
suite of security capabilities for Windows and Linux instances deployed in
Amazon EC2 and VPC environments. More information can be found at
http://deepsecurity.trendmicro.com.

Trend Micro™ SecureCloud™ 3.5 will be available globally in May, 2013.
SecureCloud represents a robust offering for safeguarding information in
private clouds and public Infrastructure-as-a-Service environments.
SecureCloud supports Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus, and the VMware platform. More
information can be found at www.trendmicro.com/securecloud.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the global cloud security
leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its
Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and
consumers. A pioneer in server security with 25 years' experience, we deliver
top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers'
and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical,
virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend
Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ global threat intelligence data mining
framework, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the
Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the
globe.

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