Trend Micro has teamed up with VMware to integrate Trend Micro’s Deep Security with VMware’s NSX platform used for network virtualization, giving joint customers a security solution that automates security deployments in virtualized data centers.
The announcement was made surrounding the VMworld conference taking place this week in San Francisco.
The new offering includes new configuration techniques to simplify provisioning and new tagging capabilities to automate workflows between Trend Micro and VMware technology.
Trend’s Deep Security integrates anti-malware, Web reputation and firewall protections in addition to intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection. The platform leverages both agentless and agent-based software to automatically secure virtual servers and desktops, as well as private and public clouds.
“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.”
“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.”