We have heard from customers that you don’t want security to get in the way of the tremendous performance and agility benefits that you’ve seen with cloud and virtualization technology. In a virtual world, you cannot afford the time or effort it takes to maintain security software per virtual machine or the performance hit from running security software on every virtual machine.
You need security that is lightweight, fast and easy to deploy, and manage with minimal impact on your network and server efficiency.
Simplicity starts with how well your security fits the environment.
For virtualized and private cloud environments, where you have control of the hypervisor layer, you want to avoid (I hope!) deploying multiple security agents on each virtual machine while still ensuring security policies are up-to-date. For public cloud environments, you need the ability to immediately protect a new instance with the right policy.
At Trend Micro, we provide a complete agentless security solution for your virtual environments, including anti-malware, integrity monitoring, intrusion prevention, and firewall. This agentless approach removes the need to add software to every virtual machine, making it easy to deploy and manage security as workloads spin up and down. For public cloud environments, where the hypervisor is shared, a security solution can be easily deployed and managed through “instant-on” capabilities that can automatically apply the right policy to new environments.
Let’s not forget the cost to manage every day
For the day-to-day management, we know you look for ways to automate and integrate across all your environments – these are not just nice-to-have’s that make life a little easier. They are must-have capabilities to ensure you can truly take advantage of the agility within cloud and data center environments.
With one management console across virtual, private, public and hybrid clouds, Trend Micro is focused on helping you manage security within your evolving data center strategy.
I mentioned the smarts of our vCloud Director integration in my previous blog. This vCloud integration enables a single security model across public, private and hybrid cloud environments significantly reducing the effort to manage. In addition, role-based access through VMware vCenter makes it easy for administrators to manage security as part of daily operations.
So, how can you simplify security within the cloud? Ensure your solution understands and is optimized for your environment. And don’t forget about automation and integration are key to make the day-to-day manageable.
Coming soon – learn more about how important it is to have a solution optimized for your environment…
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