Trend Micro, a global provider of security software, has launched its Partner Program for Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). The new program would enable cloud hosting service providers with consumption-based pricing, to take advantage of Trend Micro’s Deep Security solution that is integrated with cloud offerings from AWS, Microsoft Azure, VMware vCloud Air, IBM Cloud or a CSP’s own public cloud.
The partner program focuses on Trend Micro’s Deep Security solution, which would complement and extend the security available through public cloud hosting offerings. Benefits of the program would include competitive financial and technical advantages to help partners grow their business.
“This program enables partners to more quickly and fully capitalize on the growing demand for cloud security with pricing that supports the ‘instant-on’ nature of the cloud, and a broad range of business models,” said Partha Panda, vice president, global channels and strategic alliances, Trend Micro. “Regardless of which cloud their customers are using, Trend Micro provides CSPs with comprehensive security as part of the provider’s stack in an integrated sales motion that is easy to deploy, manage and bill, ensuring the right policies are automatically applied to each instance the moment it’s activated.”
Cloud hosting service providers will have access to certification and product training through the Trend Micro partner program, in addition to 24×7 priority support. Participants will also be equipped with sales and marketing programs, as well as educational and support resources, including a sales library of product data sheets, customizable customer presentations, success stories and videos, through the Trend Micro Partner Portal.
“Together, we deliver on a shared responsibility security model – Microsoft provides a secure infrastructure, and Trend Micro protects the data that is put on the cloud,” said Nicole Herskowitz, Senior Director Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure. “Trend Micro is a Microsoft Cloud OS Network Partner, and their Deep Security solution is seamlessly integrated through APIs, so security is transparent to our clients. For Cloud Service Providers, this means that they can add security to their service offerings, which increases their business opportunities, while meeting the security needs of their Azure clients.”