Trend Micro Announces Trend Micro™ Deep Security 7.5: New Agentless Anti-Malware Module for VMware Environments Provides Unprecedented Security, Manageability and Performance for Dynamic Datacenters

New virtualization-aware capability breaks 20 years of industry dependence on securing a system with an agent on the same machine.

Aug 31, 2010, 10:30 ET from Trend Micro Incorporated

CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at VMworld 2010, Trend Micro announced the latest version of its advanced security software that protects operating systems, applications and data on physical, virtual and cloud servers, and virtual desktops. Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5, which leverages the latest VMware® vShield Endpoint API, now comes with a new agentless anti-malware module that adds to the product's existing toolkit of protections including: intrusion detection and prevention, web application protection, application control, stateful firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection.

"Although anti-malware protection is widely deployed across organizations of all sizes within virtual environments, traditional deployments perform poorly leading to lower levels of virtual machine consolidation, and generally impede virtualization efforts," said Steve Quane, chief product officer, Trend Micro. "Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 offers the world's first anti-malware solution that is specifically designed for virtual environments and can be completely deployed with zero footprint on the virtual machine. This leads to maximum security and efficiency for our customers."

Together with its other modules, Deep Security is a comprehensive server and application protection software that enables physical, virtual, and cloud computing environments to become self-defending. Whether implemented as software, virtual appliance, or in a hybrid approach, this solution minimizes overhead, streamlines management, and provides strong, transparent security for virtual machines. Deep Security also helps enterprises to achieve compliance with important standards and regulations such as PCI, FISMA and HIPAA.

Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 is designed to prevent data breaches and business disruptions from emergency patching by providing a line of defense at the system itself, whether physical, virtual or cloud.

What's NEW in Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5

Virtualization-aware, anti-malware module for VMware environments makes Trend Micro Deep Security one of the most comprehensive server security solutions available. The new module integrates new VMware vShield Endpoint APIs for anti-malware protection of VMware virtual machines with zero in-guest footprint. It optimizes security operations to remove security brown-outs commonly seen in full system scans and pattern updates, and it tamper-proofs security from sophisticated attacks by isolating malware from anti-malware. Deep Security 7.5 creates a giant leap in manageability and performance standards over other AV in virtual server and virtual desktop environments.

Integration with VMware vShield Endpoint APIs and VMware vShield Manager enables rapid deployment on VMware vSphere hosts and enables the Deep Security virtual appliance to immediately and transparently protect VMware vSphere virtual machines. Trend Micro has successfully implemented this latest API within Deep Security and will be collaborating with VMware for future solutions – see the press release here.

Powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™

Deep Security's anti-malware module also integrates with the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, the core technology infrastructure behind Trend Micro solutions. It uses a number of patent-pending technologies and combines Internet-based (or "in-the-cloud") technologies with real-time correlation and analysis to provide immediate, real-time protection. Through this integration, Deep Security not only removes anti-malware pattern files altogether from the virtual machines, but the patterns that now reside in the virtual appliance have a much smaller footprint than with typical solutions.

Complements Trend Micro SecureCloud™ security platform, which empowers businesses to operate in the cloud, whether public or private. While Deep Security provides the secure container into which customers can put their applications and data, SecureCloud uses encryption and patented key management so enterprises can protect and control their data in the private or public cloud. Trend Micro SecureCloud was announced today – see the press release here.

Supporting quotes

"Trend Micro continues to work closely with us to help ensure the compatibility of Deep Security within VMware environments," said Parag Patel, vice president, global strategic alliances, VMware. "Leveraging our latest VMware vShield Endpoint API, Deep Security now includes more secure and high-performance anti-malware protection, a crucial and significant ingredient for customers doing business in today's virtualized IT environments."  

"Trend Micro Deep Security is an advanced security solution that protects operating systems, applications and data on physical, virtual and cloud server and virtual desktop environments," said Richard Stiennon, chief research analyst, IT-Harvest. "This advanced protection, which includes anti-malware and server and application defense solutions, helps ensure compliance, while allowing higher server consolidation rates, and maximizing performance and operational flexibility."

Adopting virtualization is a strategic datacenter initiative for our clients," said Robert Dupuis, practice director, infrastructure and security, Concordant. "Trend Micro Deep Security enables them to achieve the economic benefits of virtualization and cloud computing without compromising security. The new anti-malware module promises to give even better protection against online threats and attacks in a form factor that is significantly more manageable than prior solutions."

Pricing & Availability for North America

Deep Security 7.5 is in beta and expected to be available in Fall 2010. Pricing starts at $1000/cpu socket.

Supporting assets and materials

Please visit our online media kit here. It includes:

  • Detailed product information
  • Press presentations
  • Product screenshots and other visuals
  • An exclusive ESG whitepaper commissioned by Trend Micro entitled "Information Security, Virtualization, and the Journey to the Cloud."
  • A Trend Micro whitepaper entitled "Changing the Game for Anti-Virus in the Virtualized Datacenter" that examines the challenges of endpoint security within virtual environments.

Watch an online video of chief product officer Steve Quane talk about why Trend Micro has spent years developing a new product line optimized for virtualized environments. To see the video, please click here.

To get a better understanding of how Deep Security works, watch an online product demo here. Or, visit the Deep Security product page here.

The vShield media backgrounder can be found here:

Trend Micro Deep Security is part of Trend Micro™ Enterprise Security – a tightly integrated offering of content security products, services and solutions that delivers maximum protection from emerging threats while minimizing the cost and complexity of security management. 

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