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Trend Micro Collaborates with VMware to Secure Next Generation Virtualized Data Centers Product integration reinforces combined leadership in virtualization & cloud security

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:

  • "Is 911 a Joke in Your Network? – How VDI Can Improve Threat Response" (#EUC5143)
    This session explores two of the principal weaknesses of network monitoring and how VDI environments offer new opportunities to improve detection and response.
  • "Why Hackers are Winning and What Virtualization & Cloud Can Do About It" (#PHC5120)
    This session will outline a framework defining the various stages of a targeted attack and how to detect and mitigate APT threats.
  • "Dynamic or Dud? Why Software-Defined Data Centers Need Dynamic Security" (#SEC5168)
    The session highlights the design criteria for security products and how to deploy security to automate and optimize the data center.

Keep track of Trend Micro live on Twitter at VMworld by following #1ForAReason.

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 TrendMicro.com.

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)

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