by Simon Young
Times have never been tougher for IT security leaders. Not only must they cope with unprecedented volumes of malware but also an increasingly determined, agile and sophisticated enemy. That’s not even to mention static budgets and cyber security skills shortages. In the face of these challenges it makes your security investments even more critical. So who do you trust to protect the organisational crown jewels?
Carrying out due diligence on shortlisted tech vendors is an important part of any IT manager’s job, but it doesn’t always provide the full picture. That’s why it’s worth keeping an eye on some of the biggest industry awards out there – they can be a useful reference point for under pressure IT buyers.
In that spirit, Trend Micro journeyed to the luxury May Fair hotel in central London for the V3 Technology Awards, and I’m delighted to say we didn’t come away empty handed.
Best in class
Trend Micro Deep Discovery won in the category Best Enterprise Security Product while our flagship Deep Security suite was voted Best Cloud Security Product. Now in their fifth year, the V3 Technology Awards are a litmus test for the biggest and best enterprise IT vendors and their products. What makes the double win even more satisfying is that we were first shortlisted by V3’s editorial team and then voted for by the business IT site’s massed ranks of readers – all technology professionals.
It’s always nice to be told you’re doing a good job, but it doesn’t come much better than when that compliment comes straight from the mouths of your customers. Trend Micro was also up against some stiff competition. Challenging us for best enterprise security product were the likes of FireEye, CyberArk, Websense and BT, while our rivals for the best cloud security product gong included Blue Coat and Veracode.
If you think all the talk of winning prestigious industry awards might go to our heads, don’t worry. We’ve been protecting businesses, consumers and governments around the world for 26 years now and during all that time we’ve been laser-focussed on just one thing – making the world a safer place to exchange digital information.
It’s this philosophy that led to the development of Deep Discovery – our innovative solution to the growing problem of covert targeted attacks and APTs. Slot this into your security environment and it’ll give you the network wide visibility and insight you need to detect and identify evasive threats, alongside actionable intelligence to remediate and defend.
Our crack team of threat protection specialists were also the first to anticipate the security risks of virtualisation and doing business in the cloud. That’s why they developed Deep Security – the first agentless security platform architected for VMware virtualized datacentres, virtual desktops, and cloud deployments- private, public and hybrid cloud.
It works across physical, virtual and cloud environments – all managed from a single dashboard – to address instant-on gaps, inter-VM attacks and other common threats. What’s more, an agentless architecture removes the risk of resource crippling “security storms” and allows you to accelerate virtualisation RoI with higher VM densities.
Just a few reasons why we can proudly say Trend Micro offers you award-winning protection.