Trend Micro's 'Trend Ready' Cloud Security Verification Program Gains Momentum Global expansion continues after launch in 2012
CUPERTINO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As global companies continue to transition to the public cloud, cyber security remains paramount. To address this challenge, Trend Micro's (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) "Trend Ready for Cloud Service Providers" program was established in 2012 as a testing ground to verify compatibility of the Trend Micro's security solutions with well-known global cloud providers. A first-of-its kind initiative for cloud infrastructure providers, it helps alleviate concerns regarding the ability to add security to cloud deployments. To date, more than 20 leading cloud service providers, including Amazon Web Services, HP Cloud Services and Dell have been certified.
"The 'Trend Ready' initiative is off to a great start with some of the best known brands in cloud infrastructure services already participating," said Kevin Simzer, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Trend Micro. "We are proud of the success thus far and the confidence that each company has placed in us as we work together to protect their customers. This level of involvement and the ongoing growth reinforces the strength of both the program and Trend Micro's cloud and data center security offering."
Being "Trend Ready" is the validation of a cloud infrastructure to support and operate Trend Micro's comprehensive Cloud and Data Center Security Solution. This includes Deep Security, the industry's first agentless security platform offering anti-malware, Web reputation and firewall in addition to intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection; and SecureCloud™, which provides encryption for protecting sensitive data in public cloud and virtualized environments.
The "Trend Ready" designation indicates that the installation, activation and functionality of Trend Micro solutions will seamlessly operate within each cloud provider's ecosystem. By participating in the program, cloud service providers are confirming to their customers that their cloud infrastructures will work with Trend Micro security products.
Recent additions to the program span a variety of regions around the world:
"CSC is committed to providing its clients with next-generation security and data protection in the cloud," said Siki Giunta, vice president and general manager for CSC Cloud. "Our Trend Micro relationship is an example of our commitment to securing our enterprise cloud as the preferred destination for strategic workloads and applications."
"With our self-service cloud portal, vCloud, customers demand scalability and accessibility," said Lubomir Ocko, managing director, Rackscale, a growing cloud provider based in Slovakia. "Our 'Trend Ready' stamp of approval allows us to provide them with the confidence that with the use of Trend Micro solutions, their cloud infrastructure will be backed by one of the global pioneers in information security."
"Trend Ready indicates to SmartCloud's customers that there is an option for an additional level of protection that can be integrated into our dynamics platform with VMware virtualization," said Samir Mazzer Chuffi, product manager, data center and security for OI, one of Brazil's largest telecom operators. "Now our customers will have the option to add industry-leading cloud security, adding value to their environments and more confidence for their end users."
Trend Micro seeks to evolve the program to encompass even more qualified cloud service providers interested in offering the industry's leading cloud security solutions through "Trend Ready" validation. For more information, please review this data sheet or visit: http://www.trendmicro.com/TrendReady.
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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.
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