Trend Micro has unveiled Deep Security 8, promising new protection and management options for systems ranging from on-premise servers to virtualised machines and cloud computing platforms.
The update is designed to provide a complete security package that bundles anti-malware protection with server-specific tools such as integrity monitoring to create a platform designed specifically for server systems.
Harish Agastya, Trend Micro director of product marketing, told V3 that servers need specialised protection.
"The way threats spread for servers is different from those for end users. The operating systems are different and the driving trends are different," he said.
Deep Security 8 provides anti-malware capabilities for physical servers on Trend Micro's on-premise server platform for the first time.
For virtualised servers, the company is looking to build on an announcement made at last year's VMworld conference by adding a component to its virtual anti-malware appliance to check for server integrity.
Agastya explained that, in addition to scanning for malware on multiple virtual machines with a single appliance, Deep Security 8 can check the integrity of virtual machines and detect critical files which may have been altered.
"All of these technologies are now available in agent-less form with one virtual appliance. As a result you are able to improve the level of security you offer a virtual machine without any of the performance costs," he said.
Trend Micro has also tied Deep Security 8 into its SecureCloud2 data encryption service. The update allows Deep Security systems to notify SecureCloud when a policy has been violated so that administrators can lock or revoke encyption keys to prevent unauthorised activity.
The company plans to ship the update in the US and UK later this year at a cost of $1,000 per server.
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