From executive keynotes to intimate sessions, the security of the cloud and virtual environments was one of the most discussed top-of-mind subjects at the 2010 VMWorld Conference. That security focus was further evidenced by an array of security partnerships and product launches announced during the first full day of the conference. Here are a few of the virtual releases.
Trend Micro SecureCloud
Trend Micro had not one but two product launches in the virtual space Tuesday. The Tokyo-based company released the public beta version of SecureCloud, designed to protect and secure cloud data. Specifically, the SecureCloud product encrypts sensitive information stored in the cloud, only allowing access to the cloud customer -- not the provider. Cloud customers can subsequently access and manage their own cloud data with a management key technology.
The SecureCloud product can be applied to both public and private clouds as well as hybrid environments, although the product especially alleviates concerns when data housed by a third party provider that also hosts data from multiple vendors.
The SecureCloud offering also aims at eliminating compliance and data privacy risks associated with storing sensitive data in a cloud environment.
The solution is delivered through the channel, and channel partners can add deployment and education services around the product. SecureCloud beta supports Amazon EC2, Eucalyptus, or VMWare vCloud Cloud infrastructure, and can be accessed immediately at www.securelcoud.com.
In addition, Trend Micro also released the latest Deep Security 7.5, which secures operating systems, applications and data on physical, virtual and cloud servers and protects them from malware attacks and other security threats.
The latest Deep Security product, which uses VMware vShield Endpoint API, was tweaked with an anti-malware feature, which was added to the existing deep packet inspection, intrusion detection and prevention, Web application protection, application control, firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection capabilities.
Deep Security 7.5 can be implemented to virtual, physical and hybrid environments. And like other cloud-oriented security solutions, is designed to help customers sporting virtual and cloud environments to pass mandatory compliance audits required by PCI, FISMA and HIPAA.