Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance VMware Ready for Mail Security

InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance v8 (IMSVA) achieves new VMware Ready(TM) status for email security virtual appliances

September 2, 2010

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CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at VMworld 2010, Trend Micro announced that Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Virtual Appliance (IMSVA) is the first of its kind to achieve VMware Ready(TM) for Mail Security, a new status in the VMware Ready program. Trend Micro underwent a rigorous three-level testing process that included: a VMware Ready application test, a virtual appliance build test, and a Zimbra Collaboration Suite integration test. This collaboration opens a new VMware Ready product category, and gives Trend Micro another opportunity to deepen its relationship with VMware.

A VMware Ready virtual appliance since 2009, Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance's most recent validation in this category provides added assurance that customers will gain a successful deployment of their gateway messaging appliance within a virtualized environment. It guarantees that IMSVA can integrate with one of Zimbra's core products - the Zimbra Appliance, an enterprise-class email and collaboration solution delivered as a virtual appliance that provides email, calendaring, document management, file sharing, mobile-sync and simplified administrative controls all in an award-winning webmail user-interface built on the VMware vSphere(TM) platform.

Trend Micro gateway email security is designed to proactively stop threats before they enter your network while securing data before it leaves your network by scanning email links, attachments, email and web reputation services, providing layered anti-spam engines with inbound pre-filtering in the cloud and comprehensive content filtering and encryption for outbound protection.

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"The certification of Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance as VMware Ready(TM) for Mail Security is an important milestone in our mission to provide a simplified IT experience for administrators," said John Robb, senior director of products and marketing, Zimbra, a division ofVMware. "Through this integration, IT administrators can now effortlessly discover and download complementary security virtual appliance products that are validated to work out of the box with the Zimbra Appliance, reducing risk and deployment time."

"Being VMware Ready for Mail Security means that our InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance customers can scan messages both in- and outbound from their Zimbra virtual appliance for spam, phishing, malicious emails and sensitive content," said Rohit Gupta, senior director, global alliances, Trend Micro. "We're pleased to be included within the Zimbra ecosystem of email security providers, as well as extend our partnership with VMware in providing superior, cloud-based email protection for our mutual vCloud providers, channel partners and businesses looking for a virtualized email and email security solution built specifically for VMware."

"VMware is making a significant investment in the first real email application for the private cloud. The trend for the industry will be to look at alternative and agile ways to manage the communication and collaboration of their environment. Trend Micro has been way ahead of the competitors around securing the cloud and the applications of the cloud, like Zimbra," said Ryan Narinesingh,senior vendor marketing manager - storage and infrastructure, Softchoice.

"We are definitely seeing increased interest in the Zimbra platform from VMware. This collaboration between VMware and Trend Micro means that channel partners can offer a complete solution to our customers backed by two trusted vendors," said Tom Maloney, director of corporate software sales for CDW.

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Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Virtual Appliance is part of Trend Micro(TM) Enterprise Security - delivering immediate protection with less complexity, securing the network gateway from today's threats -- spam, data stealing spyware, viruses, phishing, while protecting and securing outbound information to rightful recipients.

Powered by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network, Trend Micro Enterprise Security delivers immediate protection that improves automatically -- closing the window of vulnerability -- and reduces complexity and costs by reducing the time to acquire, deploy and manage enterprise security. The Trend Micro Smart Protection Network is a unique cloud-client infrastructure behind many of Trend Micro's products and solutions and it is designed to protect customers from Web threats.

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