Trend Micro Opens Cloud Security Verification Program
Trend Micro’s new Trend Ready Cloud Service Providers program supplies business customers with a vehicle to verify the compatibility of the security vendor’s Deep Security and SecureCloud platforms within public clouds. So what’s in it for channel partners? Here are the details:
The initiative aims to help enterprises overcome security threats that inhibit broad cloud adoption by certifying interoperability between the vendor’s Deep Security and SecureCloud offerings and the user’s cloud infrastructure. In essence, Trend Ready is an assurance program. Who does the checking and offers the assurance? Channel partners and Trend Micro.
Helping customers to understand the cloud, move past barriers to adopting the technology, and transition safely to the public cloud is the Trend Ready program’s blueprint, according to the security vendor. Of course, buying and deploying Trend Micro’s products and services is central to the equation.
“Though all software companies verify their solutions against leading hardware products, Trend Micro is the first software company to extend this verification to include cloud infrastructures,” said Steve Quane, Trend Micro chief product officer.
Cloud providers thus far earning the Trend Ready seal of approval — indicating interoperability with Trend Micro’s Deep Security and SecureCloud products — include Amazon Web Services (NASDAQ: AMZN), Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), Global Access Internet Services, HP Cloud Services (NYSE: HPQ), NTT Communications, Dimension Data’s OpSource, CenturyLink’s Savvis and Telefonica.
Chris Richter, Savvis vice president, Security Products and Services, had positive things to say about the Trend Ready offering: “Savvis works with security vendors such as Trend Micro to strengthen the security position of enterprises that rely on our Symphony Virtual Private Data Center (VPDC) cloud computing services. The Trend Ready program allows us to broaden the suite of cloud security solutions we offer to our customers.”
Participants in the Trend Ready program will receive implementation guides to share with their customers describing the best practices and recommended configurations for deployment of specified Trend Micro products in their cloud infrastructures, according to the company.