Trend Micro has become the latest security vendor to expand its offerings in the virtualisation security sphere.
Trend Micro Core Protection for Virtual Machines is a new content security solution designed to protect VMware ESX/ESXi environments.
IT uses the VMsafe APIs from VMware to offer comprehensive scanning to protect active and dormant virtual machines, said the firm.
Trend argued that traditional content security solutions not built with virtualisation in mind will often allow dormant machines to become infected, as virus scans and signature updates don't work.
To this end, Trend says its offering provides scanning and pattern updates from a separate scanning virtual machine, ensuring dormant machines are secured.
It also integrates tightly with VMware management infrastructure, and can be managed from the same Trend Micro OfficeScan console used to manage desktops and physical servers,, reducing management headaches.
"We were interested to try out Trend Micro Core Protection for Virtual Machines since most security solutions are focused on the operating system software and this was the first solution we found for addressing the unique aspects of virtual machines," said Terence Snijtsheuvel, a senior consultant at Canadian SI, Compugen.
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