So for the guys out there who have read a few of my blogs, they know that before I came to eGroup I spent 11 years on the customer facing side of IT, administering storage, VMware, Citrix, etc.. One of my roles during that time period was also managing antivirus on desktops and servers, a fairly critical task because no one wants to have a major virus outbreak. It was never a fun task though, DATs were a pain, so was versioning, and hoping that it was working and that it was actually updating never made you feel good! Well, as I made the jump to my new career at eGroup I had my eyes opened to a new world of technology that I had not been exposed to previously, one of those was Trend Micro’s Deep Security. As a VMware administrator I played around with different antivirus solutions trying to find one that didn’t impact CPU utilization on my hosts and virtual machines severely, if it was an antivirus solution I tried it at least once and yet all of them seemed to impact my VM’s CPU ranging from about 10% to sometimes closer to 30%. I always thought this was ridiculous and that there had to be a better way, well apparently the guys at Trend thought so as well and came up with a solution. Read more after the bump to see how it works! Read more >>
Microsoft just announced active exploits with no patch. eGroup would like to help you stay protected until a patch is available.
Microsoft advised that active zero-day attacks could allow control of a user’s system through its browser. This vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services affects all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, and Office 2003 and 2007.
Without a patch, no amount of time or money can protect you. Unless you have virtual patching. IDC recommends virtual patching as a successful strategy for controlling vulnerabilities. Available in Deep Security, virtual patching automatically shields Windows systems from new vulnerabilities until a patch is available. So you can afford to schedule your software patches after they are available and successfully tested.
Call us now to find out how quickly you can shield against active exploits. We recommend that you test the virtual patching capabilities in Deep Security.
Announced recently in Vegas at VMworld 2011, Trend Micro and VMware have a brand new expanded agreement that will bring a simplified, comprehensive, and integrated virtualization security solution to the masses.
Trend Micro, who has been out in front with securing virtual machines and enviroments, offers a combined package with VMware vShield. The offering will bundle Trend Micro Deep Security and agentless anti-malware with VMware vShield Endpoint software in a single offering.
Trend Micro will now be one of the first vendors to provide customers with this simplified licensing, deployment and support experience for integrated VMware vShield Endpoint solutions, available through Trend Micro and joint VMware solution providers.
This will be well received from the security experts, virtualization engineers, and CEO’s around the country.
For more information and the official Trend Micro Press Release, GO HERE.
Announced today, Go Daddy has picked Trend Micro as its partner in cloud security. The overall aim is for Trend Micro to assist in securing their expanding network and to aid in the process of understanding and staying ahead of the curve with regard to online and web born threats. Trend Micro’s Deep Security provides advanced protection for physical, virtual, and cloud servers and virtual desktops by combining intrusion detection and prevention, firewall, integrity monitoring, log inspection, and agentless anti-malware.
What separates Deep Security from the pack is its cloud security infrastructure, Smart Protection Network. This innovative security technology delivers real-time protection from the latest threats by combining sophisticated cloud-based reputation and TrendLabs researchers.
Deep Security has in turn allowed Go Daddy to:
(1) Stop threats in the cloud before they reach Go Daddy’s Network
(2) Maximize customer satisfaction by reducing the impacts on server peformance
(3) Enhance insight and visibility of threat activity
(4) Implement fast and flexible responsiveness with customizable rules
(5) Lower the overall total cost of ownership
Go Daddy currently has 9+ million customers, 49+ million domain names, and 5+ million active hosting accounts.
A recent Gartner statistic states that typical IT security budgets fall into the following model “37 percent are spent on personnel, 25 percent on software, 20 percent on hardware, 10 percent on outsourcing and 9 percent on consulting.”
How does your company compare to the above statistic?
Trend Micro Deep Security 7.5 is a very cost-effective virtualization and Cloud security.
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