On the eve of VMworld 2017, Cybersecurity firm Trend Micro said that Trend MicroDeep Security server security product is available to customers of VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware Cloud on AWS brings together VMware’s enterprise-class Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and the dedicated, elastic, bare-metal infrastructure of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to give organisations a consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud. “The addition of Trend Micro Deep Security provides seamless visibility and security for virtualized workloads across the SDDC, whether on-premises or in the new VMware Cloud on AWS,” said company.
Trend Micro said that organisations undergoing cloud transformation projects can face a range of operational challenges and regulatory considerations that must be addressed. Trend Micro enables security tool consolidation and streamlined regulatory compliance with a single security product that can consistently secure workloads across the cloud, including physical, virtual, cloud, & container environments. Leveraging multiple security techniques and deep integration with VMware and AWS, workloads can be automatically secured as they are launched, including vulnerability scanning & policy application to ensure that attacks like WannaCry and Erebus won’t be successful. With a consistent approach to securing all environments, operational costs can be reduced while taking advantage of the cost-benefits of the cloud, claims Trend Micro.
“Trend Micro’s long history of innovation by leveraging VMware and AWS makes us well-suited to provide security for our mutual customers’ data center and cloud workloads,” said Steve Quane, executive vice president of network defense and hybrid cloud security for Trend Micro. “We strive to provide exemplary protection for virtualized and cloud environments, which customers have come to depend on. And with millions of VMs secured and nearly 2.5 billion protection hours in the cloud, we have unparalleled experience and expertise to help our customers as they take advantage of the new VMware Cloud on AWS offering.”
VMware Cloud on AWS technology partners enable customers to deploy solutions both the public and private cloud. VMware simplifies deployment and eliminates the need for partners to refactor solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS. If a partner solution works on-premises in a VMware vSphere environment, it will support VMware Cloud on AWS. VMware technology partners complement and enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS service and enable customers to realize new capabilities.
“VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives them the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS,” said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president, products, Cloud Platforms Business Unit, VMware in a statement.
“Solutions such as Trend Micro’s Deep Security enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and create operational consistency across cloud environments. We’re excited to work with partners such as Trend Micro to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value,” he added.