Press Release

Trend Micro Deep Security 8 Certified for VCE Vblock™ Infrastructure Platforms

CUPERTINO, Calif. – April 3, 2012 –Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global virtualization and cloud security leader, today announced it is now part of the VCE independent software vendors (ISV) program and that Trend Micro Deep Security has been certified on the VCE Vblock™ infrastructure platform. Trend Micro Deep Security is the industry’s first agentless security platform that unlocks virtual machine performance, and this certification enables workloads to be deployed effectively with VCE’s optimized cloud infrastructure, while meeting compliance and governance requirements.

The certification will also enable mutual channel partners and customers to accelerate the evolution and innovation of solutions that will achieve increased consolidation, ease of management, comprehensive virtualization security, and increased ROI with Trend Micro Deep Security for Vblock Infrastructure Platforms. VDI is at the forefront of these innovations increasing availability and scalability while maintaining security of enterprise data.

VCE Vblock Infrastructure Platforms combine industry-leading technologies from Cisco, EMC, and VMware to deliver a pre-configured, rapidly deployable, converged infrastructure for cloud computing. This certification provides Trend Micro customers with effective security solutions certified to work with the Vblock Infrastructure Platform. Customers can now have the assurance that adding Trend Micro security to their Vblock platforms will not hinder performance. Rather, customers will be able to achieve the high consolidation rates with less management burden that Vblock platforms provide.

Supporting Quotes

D. Martin, Vice President, Global Channels, VCE

“As customers move more mission critical workloads to virtualized and cloud infrastructures, security is a major requirement. We’re providing our mutual customers and channel partners with the ability to leverage their Trend Micro and VCE investments and expertise to deploy a comprehensive converged infrastructure that meets their most demanding compliance and security requirements.”

Parag Patel, Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware

“Through our work with Trend Micro over the years in creating security and compliance solutions for the VMware cloud infrastructure suite, we have come to appreciate Trend Micro’s agility and determination in using new platforms and partner technologies to provide security solutions that help our customers accelerate their journey to the cloud. Their work with VCE is another example of Trend Micro’s ability to consistently evolve as customers seek cost-effective and secure cloud environments.”

Partha Panda, vice president of business development, Trend Micro

“Our official certification of Deep Security is an extension of the foundation we’ve already established with Vblock channel members and we’re pleased to continue our collaboration with VCE, a true leader in converged infrastructure solutions. With this certification, Trend Micro will leverage its extensive partner ecosystem, offering our valued resellers a server and virtualization security product that’s ready for Vblock platform, and giving them the tools and resources they need to help them grow a profitable and sustainable business around this new solution.”

Channel Partner supporting quotes:

Vid Sista, Director, Network and Security Practice, Accudata Systems, Inc.

“We have been using Trend Micro’s solutions to secure our clients’ journey to the cloud and to have Trend Micro [Deep Security] certified on the VCE platform is a big win for us and our customers.”

Paul Timmerman, Vice President of Solution Strategy, AdvizeX

“Building a private cloud based on VCE and securing it with Trend Micro Deep Security allow customers to accelerate their journey to the cloud. As a Trend Micro and VCE partner, AdvizeX is excited that these two leading solutions will now be certified to work together.”

Thatcher Alexander, President, Alexander Open Systems

“Alexander Open Systems believes that the VCE Vblock provides a fast, simple and fully supported way for customers to build and expand virtualized infrastructures. We also believe that Trend Micro Deep Security, integrated into the VMware vSphere environment, offers customers the best way to secure virtual servers and desktops. At AOS, our customers expect the best. The fact that Deep Security is now certified on the VCE Vblock architecture allows us to offer our customers exactly that -- the best possible solution for secure virtualized environments.”

Alex Mayerson, gCubed Practice Lead, International Computerware, Inc (ICI)

“Virtualization is now a critical business initiative for more and more companies. With VCE providing customers with both a private cloud and hosted cloud pre-configured stack, security has become the focal point of Vblock adoption in the marketplace. The end-to-end protection provided by Trend Micro Deep Security has enabled our customers to take full advantage of their virtualized environments. Robust intrusion detection and prevention, advanced firewall controls and features, and virtual patching and now file integrity monitoring features have made virtualization of critical tier-1 applications a reality by providing a PCI compliant solution for Vblock environments. As a close partner to both Trend Micro and VCE we are thrilled to see VCE work with Trend Micro to provide Vblock customers with this unparalleled level of security and compliance.”

PJ Thelen, Senior Vice President of Public Sector, Commercial and Enterprise Markets, Pomeroy

“Trend Micro’s certification on the VCE Vblock platform is validation of the investments Pomeroy has made in our partnerships with both organizations. As we continue to help our clients build their private cloud environments, we can be confident that these technologies provide a highly secure and robust integrated solution.”

Steve Kaplan, Vice President, Data Center Virtualization Practice, Presidio

“As both a Trend Micro and VCE partner, we are excited that these two industry leaders are working together. Having Trend Micro Deep Security certified on the VCE platform is a big win and will provide our clients with an even more robust and secure solution as they increasingly transition to enterprise virtualization and cloud computing.”

Stephen Power, Managing Partner, RoundTower Technologies

“As a Trend Micro and VCE partner we are excited that these two leading solutions have been certified providing our customers an even more robust solution.”

Larry Gross, Business Development Executive, Technology Integration Group

“Technology Integration Group, as a Vblock and VCE certified focused partner, recognizes the need to design and implement the latest techniques for meeting security requirement for Data Center or VDI converged infrastructure requirement. The announcement of Trend Micro joining the VCE joint partnership is very exciting to TIG, which completes and simplifies this area of the solution.”

Jason Nash, Data Center Solutions Principal, Varrow – Specialists in Virtualization, Storage and Disaster Recovery

“We have been very impressed with Trend Micro’s products and how they have helped us secure our clients’ migration to the cloud. Now that [Trend Micro Deep Security] is certified on the Vblock consolidated infrastructure, they are even more compelling for both us as a partner and our clients.”

Supporting Assets

  • VCE is leading the way in converged infrastructure solutions. For information on the Vblock Infrastructure Platform, click here.
  • For more information on how Trend Micro Deep Security provides advanced protection for physical, virtual and cloud servers, click here.
  • Trend Micro has been working closely with VMware for years to create cutting-edge solutions that leverage the VMware platform. To learn more about how the two companies are collaborating, click here.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a 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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