Microsoft, Trend Micro in SMB security alliance

By Ken Presti, on Jul 11, 2012 8:03 AM
Filed under Security

Beta program soon to come to life.

Trend Micro has rolled out a new alliance with Microsoft that enables the integration of Trend Micro’s 'worry-free' Business Security Services into Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials.

The news was announced at Microsoft’s World Partner Conference in Toronto. The package will be offered to small businesses from November.

“Microsoft is seeing a tremendous uptake in cloud services, and they were urged by their partners to work with us to deliver security for small-to-medium businesses," Magi Diego, director of SMB marketing said.

"Our Worry-Free services, which are also in beta, provide a cloud-based security model that also includes a cloud-based management console. It can be multi-tenanted and white labeled. It can be in a tiered distribution model if someone wants to be a cloud aggregator. It's really built for the whole new cloud era and the different types of channel partners out there.”

Trend Micro’s beta testing is scheduled to be completed in September.

The Trend Micro offering safeguards PCs, laptops, servers and other Windows-based devices from viruses, spyware, spam and other web threats, backed by ongoing updates from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, which is intended to identify and protect against emerging threats as quickly as possible.

It also features a self-provisioning license management portal that dramatically increases the speed of purchasing and provisioning the service.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials supports a wide variety of applications and includes automated backup.

The two companies intend to collaborate on go-to-market strategies, channel training and other related programs.

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