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Trend Micro expands alliance with VMware

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As organisations seek a comprehensive approach to transition seamlessly and securely to the cloud, Trend Micro International has announced a global agreement to expand its strategic alliance with VMware.
This partnership helps customers to accelerate and maximise investment in VMware NSX and realise advanced security, speed, agility and operational efficiency with Trend Micro Deep Security.
“This is a natural and exciting evolution of our long-standing relationship with VMware, which reinforces the use of Deep Security to deliver comprehensive security for mutual customers,” says Partha Panda, vice-president of global channels and strategic alliances, Trend Micro. “With this new agreement, Trend Micro is better positioned to address the needs of organisations that are adopting a software-defined data centre and VMware NSX network virtualisation while helping ensure the success of our mutual customers and partners.”
This agreement builds on established interoperability and a history of innovation, to better position and more easily deliver the combined solution to customers through coordinated sales and market development activities. This includes single item ordering both directly and through channel partners. Customer issues will be resolved more quickly and efficiently through an enhanced shared support escalation process.
As demonstrated through the success of mutual customers on a global basis, customers leverage the combined power of VMware NSX and Deep Security to build and secure hybrid cloud deployments with layered, unit-level protection, unified policies and single-pane-of-glass management. Additionally, the solution simplifies and automates workload lifecycles, and further reduces the attack surface in VDI environments through isolation and segmentation of traffic, while maximising consolidation ratios. Automated deployment and provisioning of Deep Security components with VMware NSX allows organisations to address key regulatory and compliance requirements, separate tenant policies and data, and support elastic cloud scaling.
“Trend Micro has a long track-record of delivering security solutions that have been designed to fully leverage and complement VMware solutions,” says Chris King, vice-president of product marketing, networking and security business unit at VMware. “The interoperability of Deep Security with VMware NSX, as well as our collaboration on support and product efficiencies, support customers’ ability to more quickly, fully and confidently realise the full benefits of the software-defined data centre.”