Trend Micro offers virtualization and cloud security

Trend Micro today announced the launch of two new new products which will further extend the company’s strategy to help enterprises reap the benefits of virtualization and cloud computing without giving up high levels of security along the way.

Trend Micro SecureCloud 1.1 provides enterprise-class data protection through encryption in the cloud, while Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 Update 1 offers performance improvements that will enable the Deep Security virtual appliance to provide agentless intrusion detection and prevention using VMware vShield Endpoint for higher virtual machine density levels.

Trend Micro SecureCloud enhances and extends the customer’s security and data protection as it evolves from virtualization to private and public clouds. Through the use of encryption and policy-based key management, SecureCloud protects data in the cloud and allows the flexibility to move between cloud vendors without being tied to any one provider’s encryption system.

SecureCloud gives control over how and where data is accessed by authenticating the identity and integrity of servers requesting access to secure storage volumes. It defends information against unauthorized disclosure or theft, helps ensure compliance with encryption requirements and automatically facilitates the release of encryption keys.

Trend Micro Deep Security provides advanced protection for virtualized systems. The current version of Deep Security announced in August 2010 (please see press release here) added agentless anti-malware to an array of other specialized security technologies comprising IDS/IPS, web application protection, firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection modules. Deep Security is tightly integrated with VMware vShield Endpoint, thereby allowing Trend Micro to provide anti-malware and intrusion prevention for VMs in an agentless manner without requiring a third-party agent to be installed on each VM, thereby consuming fewer VMware vSphere system resources and enabling higher VM densities.

At this time, Trend Micro continues to be the first and only security solution in the market to offer this agentless anti-virus capability designed for the VMware platform.