Microsoft Strengthens Cloud Security

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 11:05 AM gHale

In a move to provide stronger security in the Azure cloud platform, Microsoft strengthened its partnership with IT security solutions provider Trend Micro.

Trend Micro’s solutions will protect customers of the Microsoft Azure and Windows Server 2012 platforms, but also users of applications like SharePoint. The products delivered by the security company should provide comprehensive protection for operating systems, data and applications in cloud and hybrid environments.

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“The ability to leverage the scale and agility of the cloud is critical for organizations of all sizes, but valuable information must remain secured,” said Bill McGee, senior vice president and general manager of cloud and data center security at Trend Micro.

“To keep productivity and user satisfaction high, security needs to be reliable and convenient. To that end, Trend Micro is leading the way in providing comprehensive security solutions as cloud and virtualization adoption surges. Working with Microsoft allows us to reach a broad customer base that can benefit from the advancements we have made in these areas,” McGee said.

“This is the beginning of a variety of initiatives where we will align with Microsoft to ensure use of cloud computing services can continue to accelerate and be protected to the same level, or better, than when the services were deployed internally,” he said.

Three Trend Micro solutions will help deliver threat and data protection for Microsoft customers: Deep Security, SecureCloud and PortalProtect.

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