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Cloud security provider Trend Micro has announced that its Cloud One – Conformity solution is now available to Microsoft Azure customers. It would help global organizations tackle misconfigurations, compliance challenges and cyber-risks in the cloud.

“The security of the cloud is a cloud providers’ responsibility, but security in the cloud falls to the customer, which is where we fit,” said Wendy Moore, vice president of product marketing for Trend Micro. “Our Cloud One platform integrates closely with Microsoft Azure allowing DevOps to easily deploy against any hybrid cloud environment during their migration to the cloud.”

Trend Micro also achieved the CIS Microsoft Azure Foundation Security Benchmark. This certifies the Conformity product has built-in rules to check for more than 100 best practices in the CIS framework.

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“Our Cloud One platform integrates closely with Microsoft Azure allowing DevOps to easily deploy against any hybrid cloud environment during their migration to the cloud,” said Wendy Moore, vice president of product marketing for Trend Micro.

In-house skills are often overloaded with the challenge of managing hybrid cloud complexities. The proliferation of shadow IT projects in the enterprise also means IT functions are often the last to know if cloud accounts have been created by business units without adequate care and attention paid to compliance, security and governance controls, stated Trend Micro.

Conformity would tackle these challenges by providing visibility and control of Microsoft Azure environments. Its continuous cloud security and compliance posture management capabilities alert customers to the risk status and provide “easy-to-action” remediation recommendations. These can help prevent common mistakes such as unauthorized database access and public access to Blob storage accounts.

By implementing the Conformity API into a CI/CD pipeline and existing workflows, DevOps teams can identify potential risk in their cloud infrastructure before they are deployed to live environments for automated, proactive prevention of vulnerabilities. Trend Micro Cloud One – Conformity would identify around 230 million cloud misconfigurations for its global Azure and AWS customers every single day.

Trend Micro’s experience securing multi-cloud environments is a key differentiator to an organization such as Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) – a global cloud software company serving the entire social good community. “Trend Micro is one of just a few vendors that provides the same full security and monitoring capabilities across both Microsoft Azure and AWS,” said Mario Mendoza, team lead, Cyber Security Architecture and Engagement at Blackbaud. “Blackbaud adheres to a DevOps approach internally, so any shift in security vendors requires buy-in from the DevOps teams. The fact that Trend Micro is able to protect Blackbaud’s hybrid cloud environment without slowing down the DevOps teams was critical in our decision for Trend Micro.”

With more than 6,000 employees in over 50 countries, Trend Micro delivers its threat intelligence solutions globally. Their “innovative” solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints.