Trend Micro's Deep Security accelerates virtualization ROI for businesses

Third party testing shows Trend Micro can support over three times the virtual machine density of competing anti-virus solutions.

OTTAWA, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - Recent tests by the Tolly Group, a premier third party IT test lab, show that Trend Micro Deep Security performance, a made in Canada global internet security product from Trend Micro, was up to 11 times more efficient in the use of key system resources than the competing solutions McAfee Total Protection for Endpoint and Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 within virtual environments. These savings in resource consumption afforded by Trend Micro Deep Security will allow organizations to increase the number of virtual machines per host, leading to capital and operational expenditure savings from reduced hardware and an increase in ROI (Return on Investment)ROI of the virtualization investment.

The test focused on the impact each solution had on the host system (the physical server) resources specifically as virtual machine densities increased to up to 100 virtual machines. (VMs). Trend Micro Deep Security Virtual Appliance:

  • Demonstrated consistently lower demand for system CPU, memory and disk I/O over traditional agent-based solutions even during periods when the workload was designed not to stress AV
  • Successfully avoided AV storm issues with scheduled scans and pattern updates that prevented other solutions from testing beyond 25 VMs
  • Demonstrated density improvements of 29% to 275% over McAfee and Symantec running test workloads

"Trend Micro Deep Security proved to use significantly less resources than the McAfee and Symantec solutions, even during light workloads that kept the antivirus agents essentially idle. In addition, because it was virtualization-aware, the Trend Micro solution was able to avoid triggering classic antivirus storm conditions - scheduled scans and pattern updates - where the other solutions faced significant performance degradation and stability loss," said Kevin Tolly, founder of The Tolly Group. "Of the products tested, Trend Micro Deep Security is best equipped, in our opinion, to support an organization's virtualization efforts."

"Deep Security is the only product in the market with an agentless anti-malware architecture specifically built for VMware vSphere and View environments," said Ian Gordon, Trend Micro Canada Director of Channel and Marketing. "The Tolly report validates that Trend Micro has delivered on its design goals of consuming significantly fewer system resources and supporting higher virtual machine densities compared to legacy antivirus solutions. And, all things being equal, switching to Deep Security agentless anti-malware can save a 1000 server VM organization half a million dollars over a three year period."

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About Tolly: The Tolly Group companies have been delivering world-class IT services for more than 20 years. Tolly is a leading global provider of third-party validation services for vendors of IT products, components and services.. Visit Tolly at:

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, and operations in 23 countries including Canada, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide.

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