Trend Micro expands ties with VMware

Trend Micro  announced a global agreement to expand its strategic alliance with VMware. This partnership helps customers to accelerate and maximize investment in VMware NSX, and realize 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,” said 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 organizations that are adopting a software-defined data center and VMware NSX network virtualization 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 maximizing consolidation ratios. Automated deployment and provisioning of Deep Security components with VMware NSX allows organizations 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,” said 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 realize the full benefits of the software-defined data center.”

“Our mission is to deliver true security outcomes for our customers,” said Armor founder and CEO Chris Drake. “This objective is ingrained in every Armor initiative and forms the foundation of our secure multi-cloud environments. The VMware NSX and Trend Micro solutions offer powerful core capabilities to support this. It’s only with collaborative partners like Trend Micro that we’re able to actively defend data workloads, critical applications and sensitive environments.”

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