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2013 Press Release

Trend Micro Launches Deep Security 9 To Provide The World’s Leading Protection for Virtual and Cloud Data Centres in Asia Pacific

Trend Micro offers the award-winning and most complete server and data security solution designed for enterprises and service providers with virtualization, cloud computing and software-defined data centre requirements

Singapore, 3 July, 2013 – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO:4704; TSE:4704), the global leader in cloud security, announced the latest version of its comprehensive server security platform designed to provide server, application and data security across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Trend Micro™ Deep Security 9 is specifically designed to maximize the return on investment in virtualization and cloud technologies for large and small enterprises, as well as managed service providers with an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) practice.

Well-regarded by industry peers, Trend Micro™ Deep Security is the Preferred Product Award Winner in the Virtualization Review 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards for the cloud security category, and also awarded best secure virtualization solution of the year in 2012 and 2013 by SC Magazine. Experton Group, a German analyst firm, named Trend Micro the leader in cloud security in its 2013 Cloud Vendor Benchmark report noting the company’s strengths in offering cloud service providers solutions, with one of the highlights being Deep Security.

While previous versions of Deep Security have already delivered on the innovation and market leadership in virtualization security with an agentless security platform designed specifically for VMware® environments, Deep Security 9 offers additional performance and ease-of-use enhancements to the agentless architecture. At the same time, Deep Security 9 extends the power of the Deep Security server security platform to the public and hybrid cloud, enabling organizations to dynamically instantiate workloads in this environment while still maintaining the highest levels of security and compliance. "More and more data centers are becoming virtualized or moving to a public or hybrid cloud," said Steve Quane, Chief Product Officer, Trend Micro. "Deep Security offers VMware customers intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring, and virtual patching on an agentless basis in addition to agentless AV. It allows customers to securely extend their data center and private cloud workloads to public and hybrid clouds, so they can recognize even greater agility and cost savings."

Deep Security leverages both agentless and agent-based protection mechanisms to automatically and efficiently secure virtual servers and desktops, and private and public clouds and accelerate ROI. Comprised of anti-malware, web reputation, firewall, intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and log inspection technologies in one integrated solution; the solution protects mission critical enterprise applications and data from data breaches and business disruptions without expensive emergency patching. Deep Security 9 also enables cost-effective compliance to many regulations such as PCI DSS 2.0, HIPAA, NIST and SAS 70.

"We're very happy to see Trend Micro continuing to work closely with VMware to bring customers the benefits of advanced security for virtual and cloud environments," said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. "Trend Micro developed Deep Security 9 with VMware in mind by including integrations with VMware vCenter™, vSphere Endpoint™ and vCloud Director®, and providing improved manageability of security in VMware environments."

What's NEW in Trend Micro Deep Security 9

Integration into vCloud Director and Amazon Web Services, as well as a unified management console, enables organizations to extend their data center security to workloads in VMware vCloud® and Amazon-based public cloud workloads enforcing the same corporate policies across both environments and managing the security of both environments through a single pane of glass.

Support for latest VMware releases – vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Networking and Security 5.1

Deep Security 9 will support VMware vSphere® 5.1 and vCloud Networking and Security™ (vCNS). This release will mark the product's 4th generation of integration with VMware products.

Enhancements to Deep Security Agentless Platform to include improved performance through VMware ESX® level caching and deduplication, and recommendation scans that take the guesswork out of tuning security policies.

Hypervisor integrity monitoring in Deep Security 9 extends security and compliance of virtualized systems to the hypervisor. By utilizing Intel TPM/TXT technology, Deep Security 9 is able to monitor for any unauthorized changes to the hypervisor thereby helping organizations meet evolving compliance requirements like PCI DSS Virtualization Guidelines.

Deep Security 9 has an agile multi-tenant architecture for software-defined data centers and providers that enables logical separation of tenant policies and data, allows delegation and self-service for tenants, and supports elastic cloud-scaling with automated deployment and provisioning of Deep Security components. RESTful management APIs also facilitates extensibility and integration into modern cloud infrastructure.

Supporting quotes:

Alex Ng, General Manager, Clearmanage, Singapore

“Compliant to stringent IaaS security requirements, Trend Micro’s Deep Security solution provides comprehensive protection with great cost efficiencies. This solution is an attractive and economic option for businesses that wish to embark on the Cloud journey, and hence, we have chosen Trend Micro as our security solution provider and partner.”

Haruki Kobayashi, Research & Business Development Promotion Div., Network-security Consultant Project Promotion Management, Cloud Solution Div., CISSP, TCSE, Softbank Technology Corp, Japan

“Operational management duties could be performed in any situation, and we were able to boost the availability of clients’ services. Moreover, the setup of PCs, and the application of security countermeasures had traditionally been performed independently by each employee. Now, however because central management is possible with Trend Micro’s Deep Security solution, administrative tasks have been reduced by 75 percent and we have been able to spare that time up for more important work.”

Alex Chan, Manager - Data Centre and Operations, National Institute of Education, Singapore

“As Trend Micro’s Deep Security is tightly integrated with VMware solutions, we have a better peace of mind in being armed with complete protection that is seamless and transparent across our servers. The agentless approach has also significantly reduced administration and installation time spent, catering to the vast numbers of VMs and servers within the Institution.”

Pricing & Availability

Deep Security 9 is available in Asia Pacific. Pricing is based on a per server model and also depends on the number of modules licensed.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years’ experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers’ and partners’ needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

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