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Trend Micro seeks to make Amazon Web Services more secure

Trend Micro seeks to make Amazon Web Services more secure

Trend Micro today announced a slate of cloud-based security services that it says protect servers for Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers.

Trend Micro Deep Security as a Service is offered as a variety of security modules that can be activated by AWS customers, according to Kevin Simzer, Trend Micro's senior vice president of business development, alliances and strategy. These Deep Security services for AWS servers include data encryption, firewall, malicious software detection and blocking, file-integrity monitoring, and compliance controls that can be managed through a cloud-based console hosted by AWS.

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The idea is that customers using AWS can add these Trend Micro services to their Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud deployments by simply turning them on when a new AWS instance is created, Simzer says. Trend Micro is also charging for activation of the security services to suit the on-demand environment through a simple per server per hour rate, which starts at 10 cents per hour per module.

Trend Micro is able to provide the activation of the Deep Security as a Service through a close partnership with AWS. Other security providers that have similar security-activation arrangements with AWS include BitDefender, McAfee and Symantec.

Whichever Trend Micro service is activated in the AWS setup can also be tracked and recorded via any Trend Micro management platform that exists in the user's on-premises enterprise as well, Simzer notes. More than 100 Trend Micro customers are said to be early adopters of these new services.

Ellen Messmer is senior editor at Network World, an IDG publication and website, where she covers news and technology trends related to information security. Twitter: @MessmerE. Email: emessmer@nww.com.

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