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Trend Micro unveils world first cloud-native file storage security

By Shannon Williams
Fri 18 Dec 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

Trend Micro has announced the world's first cloud-native, fully serverless file storage security tool for organisations building applications in the cloud. 

According to the cyber security specialist company, the new Trend Micro Cloud One File Storage Security is designed to mitigate threats across the cloud environment and support strict compliance requirements.

"The explosion of cloud-based file and object storage presents a new attack vector for threat actors to target with malicious files," Trend Micro says. 

"Cloud One File Storage Security provides automated anti-malware scanning to keep information safe and ease compliance needs," it says.

Mick McCluney, technical leader at Trend Micro Australia and New Zealand, says global organisations are increasingly looking to public cloud providers to drive IT agility, cost savings and business growth. 

"But while the provider deals with security of the cloud, the customer is responsible for everything inside their cloud environment," he says. 

"This is a highly scalable, automated scanning tool thats fast to deploy with no added infrastructure, allowing organisations to confidently store cloud files and data associated with their cloud applications."

Backed by Trend Micro's 30+ years of cybersecurity experience and threat intelligence, the tool blocks known bad files, and looks for hidden or changing malware variants.

The scanner itself is a lightweight, cloud-native serverless function that is designed for minimal operational overhead. This architecture enables fast, seamless deployment and flexible integration with organisations existing custom workflows for added value.

The tool supports various compliance requirements that call for anti-malware scanning of cloud files while maintaining data sovereignty.

Trend Micro Cloud One File Storage Security is available now for AWS S3, with support for Microsoft Azure Blob storage and Google Cloud Storage coming soon.

"Using Trend Micro's Cloud One platform, teams can implement a range of security services and compliance checks without hindering agile cloud development and deployment," Trend Micro says. 

"This single cloud-native security seamlessly complements and integrates with existing AWS, Microsoft Azure, VMware, and Google Cloud toolsets."Trend Micro enables resilience for businesses, governments, and consumers with connected solutions across cloud workloads, endpoints, email, IIoT, and networks. 

"Our XGen security strategy powers our solutions with a cross-generational blend of threat-defence techniques that are optimised for key environments and leverage shared threat intelligence for better, faster protection," it says.

"With over 6,700 employees in 65 countries, and the world's most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their connected world."

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