Trend Micro, the global leader in cloud security, today introduced the Trend Ready for Cloud Service Providers program , a new global initiative designed to make it possible for enterprises to confidently and securely move into the public cloud. Leading public cloud service providers that have worked closely with Trend Micro in achieving the Trend Ready status include: Amazon Web Services; Dell; HP Cloud Services; NTT Communications, U.S. and Singapore divisions; OpSource, Dimension Data company; Savvis, a CenturyLink Company; and Telefônica | Vivo.
The new program will allow both Trend Micro and select Trend Ready partners to verify the compatibility of Trend Micro products within leading cloud service providers’ infrastructures. By participating in the program, cloud service providers are confirming to their customers that their cloud infrastructures will support and work with Trend Micro products.
According to IDC's 2011 Cloud Security Survey: Among organizations not considering cloud computing, more than one third (37 percent) agreed that that multi-tenant cloud architectures were too risky, from a security and privacy standpoint, to host their critical applications and data. What this means is that enterprises still need to understand and overcome the main adoption barrier of public cloud – security, which continues to deter enterprises from wide-spread deployments of business-critical applications in reliable cloud service programs.
The Trend Ready for Cloud Service Providers program  educates, guides and delivers a proven compatible solution suite which helps customers understand cloud, overcome adoption inhibitors and safely adopt public cloud computing via verified Trend Ready partners and through the purchase and use of Trend Micro products and services. Currently, the program verifies the compatibility of Trend Micro Deep Security and Trend Micro SecureCloud, two world-leading virtualization and cloud security solutions.
In addition to verification of product compatibility with identified Trend Micro products, participants in the Trend Ready program will also be provided with Implementation Guides to share with their customers describing the best practices and recommended configurations for deployment of specified Trend Micro products in their cloud infrastructures.