Trend Micro Delivers Agentless Anti-Malware for VMware-Virtualized Data Centers

Leveraging new VMware vShield Endpoint, security solution allows enterprises to improve performance and savings.

September 1, 2010

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CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ --Today at VMworld 2010, Trend Micro, a long-time security innovator and provider of security and compliance solutions for VMware environments, is the first security vendor to unveil an anti-malware solution that leverages the new VMware vShield Endpoint.

VMware vShield Endpoint strengthens security for virtual machines and their hosts while significantly improving performance for virtual machine (VM) protection by offloading anti-malware processing to dedicated security-hardened virtual machines delivered by VMware partners.

Integrating VMware vShield Endpoint APIs has enabled Trend Micro to create anti-malware protection for VMs without requiring a third-party agent to be installed on each VM, thereby reducing memory and CPU load. As a result, Trend Micro is able to provide anti-malware protection for VMs, while minimizing performance and operational impact.

"VMware vShield Endpoint further demonstrates VMware's ongoing commitment to security," said Parag Patel, vice president, global strategic alliances, VMware. "Security solutions like Trend Micro Deep Security that leverage this new technology enable VMware vSphere(TM) customers to secure their virtualized desktops and servers while minimizing performance and operational impact. Customers can accelerate their virtualization investments, achieve higher VM consolidation rates and reap greater operational expenditure savings, while helping to ensure compliance with regulations and corporate policies."

Trend Micro delivers agentless anti-malware for VMware through Trend Micro(TM) Deep Security 7.5, which was also announced today (please see press release here). Deep Security provides advanced protection for virtualized systems, and the latest version includes agentless anti-malware, together with IDS/IPS, web application protection, firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection modules.

"As an early VMware security partner, Trend Micro has been heavily committed to delivering solutions that are tightly integrated with and fully leverage VMware technologies," said Wael Mohamed, senior vice president of business development, Trend Micro. "The availability of VMware vShield Endpoint is an important step forward for customers, as it has allowed us to deliver a solution that does not require the installation of security software onto each VM. This further conserves the performance and memory of the server, and allows enterprises to consolidate more VMs on each server."

By leveraging VMware vShield Endpoint, Trend Micro is able to provide effective solutions to businesses that want the cost-savings and operating efficiencies of virtualization, but need the protection from malware and other Web threats that may compromise their networks.

Trend Micro Deep Security is part of Trend Micro(TM) Enterprise Security -- a tightly integrated offering of content security products, services and solutions which is powered by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM). Trend Micro Enterprise Security delivers maximum protection from emerging threats while minimizing the cost and complexity of security management.

The vShield media backgrounder can be found here:

About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Visit TrendWatch at to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, a next-generation cloud-client innovation that combines sophisticated cloud-based reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabs(SM) researchers to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit

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