Christine Drake in
Cloud, DataCenter, Deep Security, private cloud, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Virtualization, VMware
Aug 30th, 2011 |
In my last blog post, I discussed some of the benefits of agentless security for virtual and private cloud servers. Today at VMworld, Harish Agastya, Director of Data Center Security at Trend Micro, conducted a presentation on Agentless Security for VMware Environments (listed on the Trend Micro VMworld page). Trend Micro released agentless antivirus in Deep Security at last year’s VMworld and has seen impressive results over the last year. With such success, today Trend Micro announced an extension of its agentless security with new agentless file integrity monitoring (FIM) in Deep Security...
Bharath Chandrasekhar in
Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud, Virtualization
Feb 28th, 2011 |
One of the delivery models of Cloud Computing is Platform-as-a-Service. In its true definition, a PaaS provider takes care of the underlying infrastructure including the VMs, OS patches, elasticity, auto-scaling, firewalling, etc and provides an API — and a language runtime — to which the programmer should write the code. The users of PaaS have no control over the underlying infrastructure, i.e. there is nothing “open” about it. The most prominent PaaS offerings are Force.com from Salesforce (Apex), Google App Engine (Python and Java), and Microsoft Azure (.NET). It is obvious...
Dave Asprey in
Securing the Cloud, Virtualization
May 17th, 2010 |
Citrix Synergy in San Francisco was an exciting place to be this week – beautiful weather and lots of cool VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) technology. I was hoping to learn more about cloud & what’s going on when XenServer, but most of the focus was VDI.
Lots of enterprises are dipping their toes into the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) waters and looking to overcome the security challenges posed by VDI environments (maximizing guest OS density, scheduled scan “storms” hammering servers, the 8 AM problem when lots of VDI images fire up simultaneously and receive pattern...
Andy Dancer in
Cloud-based Security, Securing the Cloud, Virtualization
Nov 16th, 2009 |
At Trend Micro we are leading the way in security FROM the cloud with our Smart Protection Network by providing threat correlation in the cloud. That strategy, rubbished by some at the time, has since been proved out by the number of competitors now trying to imitate it and the recent real world test results from NSS labs.
We were also lucky enough to acquire Third Brigade, a Canada-based security firm, earlier this year and get our hands on their superb “Deep Security” threat protection for Virtual servers. More than just protection ahead of the patching cycle it offers excellent resource...
Justin Foster in
Secure Data Centers, Securing the Cloud
Oct 28th, 2009 |
Portability and interoperability in cloud computing may seem tangential to security, but avoiding vendor lock-in is about more than having access to competitive pricing or better service. When relying on a single provider there is inherent risk, especially in the availability of the service and data.
Throughout history the need for portability and interoperability has usually been dealt with through standardization. Standard railroad gauges enabled cross continental travel, just as TCP/IP unlocked worldwide communications. It’s not surprising then, that many people look at cloud computing...
Andy Dancer in
Oct 6th, 2009 |
Every day brings more headlines about social networking, cloud computing and Software as a Service (SaaS). Each of these fast growth areas shares an important element in common – they rely on a movement of data from private computers into the public cloud. The theory goes that this data is protected by the service provider who is an expert in their field. But in very few cases is that field data security, and there are important implications that should be considered.
Security Researches call for Google and others to use SSL to protect all of the interactions with their services. I agree...