Category Archives: Virtualisation security

Trend Micro @ Infosecurity Europe: Three Must-See Presentations

by Frank Schwittay

The stage is all set for another packed-out three days when Infosecurity Europe throws open the doors to London Olympia on 7 June. The organisers are expecting over 12,000 visitors and in excess of 300 exhibitors – Trend Micro included on Stand D25. But while the show floor offers a great chance for information security professionals and other industry stakeholders to engage with the vendor community and network with each other, let’s not forget the Conference Programme.

If anything, the speaker line-up will be even bigger and better than last year. So be sure to catch Trend Micro experts – Global CTO Raimund Genes, VP Research Rik Ferguson and Senior Anti-Malware Engineer, David Sancho – as they take part. Continue reading

Riding High as the Number One Global Server Security Vendor

by Raimund Genes

Once considered something of an afterthought for CISOs, server security is finally getting the attention it deserves. Driven by cloud, virtual, social and mobile trends, these workhorses of the datacentre must be protected at all costs, without degrading performance. But that’s not always easy given the complexity of modern day computing environments. Years ago Trend Micro anticipated these burgeoning IT trends and developed Deep Security – our flagship datacentre product which now protects millions of servers for thousands of global customers.

So it’s fantastic to hear that analyst IDC has just reaffirmed our leadership in this market. For the sixth year in a row, we’re in top spot for server security globally. In fact, we’ve even increased our revenue share to over 30%. Continue reading

Award-Winning Cloud Security: Deep Security Triumphs at V3 Technology Awards

by Bharat Mistry

All over the UK and across the globe, organisations are waking up to the transformative benefits of cloud computing. Whether it’s software-as-a-service, PaaS or IaaS, it offers IT managers a whole new computing platform on which to drive greater efficiency, business agility and even cost savings. But fail to secure your data and that major cloud project could be making headlines for all the wrong reasons. It’s no surprise that cloud security market is predicted to soar by nearly 50% over the next few years.

At Trend Micro we were one of the first cyber security vendors in the industry to spot the potential, and the dangers, of doing business in the cloud. So it was fantastic to see our flagship platform Deep Security voted Best Cloud Security Product at the V3 Technology Awards 2015 last Friday.

A shared responsibility
Cloud adoption is growing at a rate we’ve barely seen before. Goldman Sachs predicted recently that the global market for infrastructure and platform services would grow at nearly 20% CAGR from 2015 to 2018 – more than doubling over the next three years to reach a staggering $43 billion. But where there’s money, there’s usually cybercrime, and the cloud is no different. As more and more organisations start their journey to the cloud, online attackers are finding that there are some commonly overlooked security holes ripe for exploiting.

Many IT leaders make the mistake of trying to apply traditional security tools into their virtual or cloud environments. This simply won’t do. The sheer number of VMs to be scanned and updated simultaneously means that agent-based security can lead to resource contention and AV “storms” – threatening to wipe out all the productivity and efficiency benefits of the cloud. There’s also a wider issue of IT buyers failing to appreciate their security responsibilities when embarking on a cloud project. Most providers will take care of some security in the datacentre, but the buck still stops with the customer when it comes to keeping corporate data safe.

Award-winning protection
When we first released Deep Security onto the market several years ago there was still a certain amount of education that had to be done to highlight these challenges to IT managers. The market itself was still in its very early stages, with relatively little choice out there. That’s not the case today of course. In fact, the latest estimates from Research and Markets suggest the global cloud security software market will grow at a CAGR of 48.46% over the period 2014-2019. In that report, Trend Micro is placed firmly in the top category of just four Key Vendors.

But we know there’s a lot of choice out there for IT security bosses looking to secure their cloud-based data. So it’s always pleasing to have our products validated by an independent third party. On Friday, enterprise technology website announced its much anticipated Technology Awards 2015 winners at a ceremony at five star luxury hotel The Montcalm in central London. We were thrilled to see Deep Security take the award for Best Cloud Security Product. What’s particularly pleasing about these awards is that the nominees are shortlisted first by a panel of experts and then voted for finally by V3 readers – who are primarily enterprise IT staff.

With Deep Security you get comprehensive, award-winning protection for your physical, cloud or virtual servers, with the following:

  • Anti-malware with web reputation
  • File and system integrity monitoring for compliance and targeted attacks prevention
  • Intrusion detection and protection to shield unpatched vulnerabilities
  • Stateful firewall to provide a customizable perimeter around each server
  • Log inspection to identify targeted attacks and other security events
  • Designed to be cloud and virtual-ready, so there are no resource constraints or performance hits
  • Instant-on security protects each VM wherever it is, helping customers meet their shared security responsibilities in the cloud

If you want to find out more about why the readers and editors of liked our flagship cloud security platform so much, get in touch today.

Expect the Unexpected as CLOUDSEC Conference Comes to London Next Week

by Raimund Genes

Knowledge is power. Nowhere is this frequently over-used expression more relevant than in the information security industry. After all, how can security managers begin to plan effective cyber defences if they don’t fully understand the ever-evolving threat landscape? At the very least, they need to cast the net as wide as possible to take advantage of a broad range of industry expertise. Documents and articles from commercial vendors, non-profits, academics and others can certainly be a useful source of information. So can threat data generated from specific security tools and systems. But so can trade shows and industry events.

That’s why we’re bringing our popular APAC security conference CLOUDSEC to London for the first time. Held next week Thursday, 17th September, it’ll be a fantastic place to network with fellow IT professionals, share experience and best practice, and hear from a range of industry experts on the latest cyber security trends. Continue reading