Reinforcing on-going support of the AWS shared security model, Trend Micro Incorporated, an AWS (Amazon Web Services) Advanced Technology Partner and global leader in cloud security, announced at the AWS Summit 2014 new initiatives that will help organisations fulfil their shared security responsibilities for protecting data and applications within their deployments on AWS.

“Trend Micro has invested heavily in optimising our cloud security technologies. We are committed to delivering solutions that take full advantage of the benefits of AWS and that address organisations’ shared responsibility for security in the cloud,” says Trend Micro.

“As AWS continues to gain momentum and develop new technologies, we plan to continue to deliver innovative security that is smart, simple to use and fits the way you operate in the cloud.”

These new initiatives empower organisations to work with AWS under a shared responsibility model, enabling comprehensive protection, including:

* Certified vulnerability scanner – increasingly, organisations are turning to AWS for the hosting of web applications. AWS has now certified Trend Micro Deep Security for Web Apps as a Pre-Authorised Scanner, eliminating the need for manual steps to enable a vulnerability scan and increasing security through the ability to continuously scan deployed applications and web servers for vulnerabilities, malware, and malicious links.

* Securing start-ups on AWS – Trend Micro is one of a select few AWS partners to provide security tools for the AWS Activate Program.
This program helps start-ups fully leverage the low cost, easy to use infrastructure of AWS along with additional critical resources such as security – required as part of the shared security responsibility model. Under the program, participants can utilise included free credits to protect deployed instances with a range of Trend Micro cloud security capabilities.

* Updated Trend Micro Test Drive – the AWS Test Drive Program allows organisations to quickly explore AWS-hosted solutions in a private sandbox environment with just a few minutes needed to launch and start using the systems. With a newly updated Trend Micro Test Drive now available, customers are able to deploy and evaluate the comprehensive capabilities of Trend Micro Deep Security on AWS.