Deep Security 8.0 SP2 released

Trend Micro released Deep Security 8.0 Service Pack 2 on January 21, 2013.LogoTrendMicroTP

Next to a couple of bugfixes this version supports even more Operating Systems. With this release Trend Micro Deep Security supports Windows 8 and Windows 2012 (agent) and VMware vSphere 5.1 (DSVA).

Click more for a complete list of supported operating systems.


Trend Micro Deep Security 9 on its way

VMworld 2012 San Francisco / Barcelona



During VMworld 2012 in San Fransisco Trend Micro announced the next version of their hypervisor based security product. They announced a lot of new and cool features and improvements which are probably gonna make into the final product.

I just got a demo at the Trend Micro booth here at VMworld in Barcelona and it look very promising.

(Please remember that the product is not released yet. Things may change before it is generally available.)

vSphere and Cloud support
Deep Security 9 supports vSphere 5.1 and vCloud Networking and Security 5.1. Next to the support for vSphere 5.1 there is also support and integration for vCloud Director and Amazon cloud services.

De-cluttering of the interface

I’m not sure if you would classify this as a new feature, but in my opinion it should be high on the list. Trend Micro redesigned the interface a bit. Now the system configuration and tweaking no longer is a two day trip through al configuration tabs. I didn’t count them, but in the demo today I saw less tabs.



Trend Micro Deep Security 8.0 SP1 released

Last Friday Trend Micro released Deep Security 8.0 Service Pack 1. 

The most significant changes in SP1 are:

  • On Demand scan agent based anti-malware on Linux. Supported versions are Red Hat Linux 5, 6 (64 bit only), Suse Linux 10, 11 (32 and 64bit)
  • Protecting ESX 4.1/ESXi 4.1 hosts with Deep Security 8.Deep Security can now provide protection for virtual machines running on ESX/ESXi 4.1 and 5.0. You can use the same Deep Security Virtual Appliance in combination with the proper version of the Filter Driver.
  • Improved anti-malware scan exclusions.Exclusions were only possible for files. Now directories, files and file extensions are supported for the anti-malware scan, either by listing them specifically or through the use of wildcards.
  • More Localization. The manager is now also available in Japanese and Simplified Chinese. The agent and notifier are also localized in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

When you have installed Deep Security 8.0 it will automatically warn you that an update is available. Since it was only released a couple of days ago there is little  information available about the update. As with all updates, test it on a small scale before deploying it to your full environment.

Trend Micro Deep Security 8 available now

At VMworld last year Trend Micro already announced their new version Deep Security 8, but now it is finally available.

Deep Security is specifically designed for virtual environments. Its agent-less architecture addresses AV storms, minimizes operational complexity of security and allows organizations to increase VM densities and accelerate virtualization and cloud adoption. Developed in close collaboration with VMware, Deep Security 8 is the first product in its category to offer support for VMware vSphere 5.0 and VMware vShield Endpoint 2.0.

But what’s new in Trend Micro Deep Security 8?
First of all it supports vSphere 5, so customers using Deep Security can finally upgrade their vSphere 4.x environments. Second, DS8 now offers agent-less integrity monitoring for greater virtual server security without added footprint. A third great new feature is a anti-malware agent which extends protection to physical server as well as VMware View environments using local mode.


And the Winners are….

Congratulations to our 2011 Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security winners, Edwin Broeken and Michael Jonker. Thank you all again who joined us at the Dutch VMUG 2011 event and whom retweeted the tweets. Also a big thanks go out to Trend Micro for giving away two copies.

During the Dutch VMUG event lunch the MonsterVM ate two copies of Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012 for 3 PCs with 1 Year subscription.

MonsterVM party crashes the Dutch VMUG!

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During the Dutch VMUG event 2011 the MonsterVM was more or less party crashing on behalf of Steve Herrod. During the keynote Viktor got a call from Steve Herrod announcing that the MonsterVM was about to enter the Dutch VMUG event. During the lunch everyone who had the guts could get his picture taken with the famous MonsterVM.