Trend Micro Announces Cloud Solution to Strengthen Misconfiguration Protection for Microsoft Azure

July 23, 2020 - 04:31
Trend Micro Announces Cloud Solution to Strengthen Misconfiguration Protection for Microsoft Azure

DevOps teams gain continuous cloud security visibility and cloud security posture management


HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 23 July2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the globalleader in cloud security, today announced its Trend Micro Cloud One™ --Conformity offering is now available to Azure customers, helping global organizationstackle misconfigurations, compliance challenges and cyber-risks in the cloud.


The company also achieved the CIS Microsoft Azure Foundation Security Benchmark. Thiscertifies the Conformity product has built-in rules to check for more than 100best practices in the CIS framework.

"Thesecurity of the cloud is a cloudproviders' responsibility, but security inthe cloud falls to the customer, which is where we fit," said Wendy Moore, vicepresident of product marketing for Trend Micro. "Our Cloud One platform integrates closely with Microsoft Azureallowing DevOps to easily deploy against any hybrid cloud environment duringtheir migration to the cloud."


In-house skills are often overloaded with thechallenge of managing hybrid cloud complexities. The proliferation of shadow ITprojects in the enterprise also means IT functions are often the last to knowif cloud accounts have been created by business units without adequate care andattention paid to compliance, security and governance controls.


Conformity tackles these challenges by providingpowerful visibility and control of Azure environments. Its continuous cloudsecurity and compliance posture management capabilities alert customers to therisk status and provide easy-to-action remediation recommendations. These canhelp prevent common mistakes such as unauthorized database access and publicaccess to Blob storage accounts.


By implementing the Conformity API into a CI/CDpipeline and existing workflows, DevOps teams canidentify potential risk in their cloud infrastructure before they are deployedto live environments forautomated, proactive prevention of vulnerabilities.


Trend MicroCloud One -- Conformity identifies around 230 million cloud misconfigurationsfor its global Azure and AWS customers every single day.


Trend Micro's experience securingmulti-cloud environments is a key differentiator to many organizations. "TrendMicro is one of just a few vendors that provides the same full security andmonitoring capabilities across both Microsoft Azure and AWS," said Mario Mendoza, Team Lead, Cyber SecurityArchitecture and Engagement at Blackbaud. "Blackbaud adheres to a DevOpsapproach internally, so any shift in security vendors requires buy-in from theDevOps teams. The fact that Trend Micro is able to protect Blackbaud's hybridcloud environment without slowing down its DevOps teams was critical in ourdecision for Trend Micro."


TrendMicro helps Blackbaud maintain constant vigilance for security and monitoringacross its cloud operations. Trend Micro is always on the cutting edge of newthreats, and they include us in those efforts. As a market leader, that's whatwe look for in partners," said Mendoza.


Trend Micro Cloud One -- Conformity is availableas a free trial or acomplimentary cloud health check can be quickly conducted for you by clicking here.

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