Trend Micro Collaborates with VMware to Secure Next Generation Virtualized Data Centers

  Trend Micro Collaborates with VMware to Secure Next Generation Virtualized
                                 Data Centers

Product integration reinforces combined leadership in virtualization & cloud

PR Newswire

CUPERTINO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013

CUPERTINO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --To advance
its position as the number one provider of server security[1], Trend Micro
(TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) is announcing a collaboration with VMware to enable the
next evolution of virtualization — the software defined data center. The
company is working with VMware to integrate Trend Micro's Deep Security with
VMware NSX™, the platform for network virtualization. This can result in a
best-of-breed security framework for joint customers that increases protection
and automates security deployments in virtualized data centers. Demonstrations
will be conducted during VMworld in San Francisco, Aug. 25-29 at booth 1505.

"As VMware launches its next-generation VMware NSX™ network virtualization
platform, Trend Micro is excited to work alongside to create a comprehensive
security backbone that protects the data center of the future," said Kevin
Simzer, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Trend
Micro. "This relationship will help simplify and automate how security is
deployed, delivering reliable protection that easily scales to the needs of
each customer."

The Software Defined Data Center maximizes all resources necessary to host an
application including storage, networking and security. 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.

At VMworld® 2013, Trend Micro will demonstrate integration between VMware NSX
and Trend Micro's advanced network security capabilities. This will include
new configuration techniques to simplify provisioning and new tagging
capabilities to automate workflows between Trend Micro and VMware.

"When we developed VMware NSX™, we recognized customers have made huge
investments in security infrastructure. We developed VMware NSX as an
extensible platform that leverages a distributed service framework for easy
insertion of partner services such as those offered by Trend Micro," said
Hatem Naguib, vice president, Cloud Networking and Security, VMware. "Through
this integration, our joint customers can realize the promise of VMware NSX
itself – better, faster and more secure IT services."

According to a recent report published by research firm IDC titled "Worldwide
Endpoint Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012 Vendor Shares" (doc #242618,
August 2013), Trend Micro was once again ranked No.1 in worldwide corporate
server security revenue with a 30.8 percent share of the overall market,
reinforcing its leadership in the corporate server security market. The
Experton Group also ranked Trend Micro first in cloud security in its 2013
Cloud Vendor Benchmark report.

Satisfied customers continue to emphasize the effectiveness and reliability of
Trend Micro's solutions for the virtual enterprise:

"Deep Security has been great—Trend Micro is leading the way for agentless
security in virtualized and cloud environments," said Tom Ruane, manager, IT,
Churchill Corporate Services. "I often get questions about our technology,
since we have a leading-edge data center. When people ask, I recommend Deep
Security. Trend Micro is definitely going in the right direction. Their
alignment with VMware makes sense and we appreciate that the resulting
security model is fluid enough for the cloud."

At VMworld 2013, Trend Micro will be discussing the latest advances in
virtualized server and VDI security, along with sophisticated capabilities for
detecting the latest in targeted attacks and web application vulnerabilities.
Sessions include:

  o"Is 911 a Joke in Your Network? – How VDI Can Improve Threat Response"
    This session explores two of the principal weaknesses of network
    monitoring and how VDI environments offer new opportunities to improve
    detection and response.
  o"Why Hackers are Winning and What Virtualization & Cloud Can Do About It"
    This session will outline a framework defining the various stages of a
    targeted attack and how to detect and mitigate APT threats.
  o"Dynamic or Dud? Why Software-Defined Data Centers Need Dynamic Security"
    The session highlights the design criteria for security products and how
    to deploy security to automate and optimize the data center.

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About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated a global leader in security software, rated number
one in server security (IDC, 2013), strives to make the world safe for
exchanging digital information. Built on 25 years of experience, our solutions
for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to
protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the
cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with
innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits
an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global
threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™
infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the
globe. For more information, visit

VMware, VMworld and VMware NSX are registered trademarks or trademarks of
VMware, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. The use of the word
"partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship
between VMware and any other company.

[1] IDC report: "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2013-2017 Forecast and 2012
Vendor Shares" (doc #242618, August 2013)

SOURCE Trend Micro

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