Helping to drive secure digital transformation with Amazon Web Services

by Bharat Mistry

To call cloud computing transformational is an understatement. All over the globe deployments are enabling firms to go further and faster than they’ve ever gone before, driving agility, cost efficiencies and innovation-fuelled growth. But security and compliance remain key challenges for organisations looking to drive maximum value from their cloud investments. That’s why Trend Micro has partnered closely with the leading public cloud platform providers over the years, to offer a comprehensive set of capabilities to our mutual customers.

On Tuesday September 17 we’ll be joining one of these partners, Amazon Web Services (AWS), at its AWS Transformation Day in London to share our expertise with attendees.

Complexity and responsibility
We’re well past the tipping point of cloud adoption. As far back as 2017, 88% of UK organisations were running some form of cloud services, according to the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF). Today the picture is increasingly complex, as organisations invest in multiple clouds, often from multiple providers, to run alongside private clouds and physical and virtual on-premises environments. Container-based and serverless workloads are also increasingly common as developers look to drive down costs, enhance agility and simplify their computing environment.

Amidst this backdrop are escalating threat levels, and the shared responsibility model which requires cloud customers to take charge of security “in” the cloud: that is, everything that sits on top of the hardware, software, networking, and services that compromise the AWS infrastructure.

The Trend Micro difference
Organisations therefore need cybersecurity designed to work across their disparate cloud computing environments, applying layers of protection to physical and virtual machines, containers and serverless workloads. Trend Micro Deep Security as been architected specifically with this in mind, and designed for use by AWS customers, to offer the following:

Intrusion prevention

Full stack intrusion prevention (IPS) examines each packet to stop attacks before they reach your applications.

Secure DevOps

Bakes protection into your DevOps processes via the full API, scriptable components, or central UI. Automates app control whitelisting through integration into your software change pipeline. For Docker image pipelines, scan ECR for image assertion before deployment to ECS and EKS runtime environments.

Virtual patching for live environments

Organisations need to ensure that legacy workloads are protected from vulnerabilities like WannaCry, Shellshock and Heartbleed. Deep Security shields unpatched systems to remove the need for expensive emergency patching.

Automated container security

Adoption of ECS, EKS and Fargate presents dynamic environments that require both CI/CD pipeline security integration and image scanning, as well as optimised runtime protection of Docker and Kubernetes, and monitoring of communications including east-west inter-container traffic. Deep Security does it all.

Actionable insight

Integrates with leading third-party systems to provide continuous monitoring of OS and app logs. We filter out the noise and reduce false positives, leaving you time to focus on urgent issues.

Accelerated compliance

PCI DSS, GDPR, NIS Directive: the regulatory landscape is more varied than at any time, but compliance isn’t a one-off activity, it must be continuous. Deep Security, offers a single tool to meet most compliance requirements not covered by AWS. In addition, Deep Security as a Service now has a Level 1 Service Provider certificate for PCI DSS.

Trend Micro Deep Security delivers on all eight core control layers identified by Gartner for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms (CWPPs). That’s peace of mind where you need it most to support your cloud-driven digital transformation projects.

We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show.

What: AWS Transformation Day
Where: Etc venues, 133 Houndsditch Liverpool Street, London, EC3A 7BX
When: 17 September, 2019

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