Trend Micro and VMware team up for enterprise mobile security
Trend Micro and VMware have announced the integration of its solutions for increased enterprise mobile security.
The former’s Mobile Security for Enterprise solution will be baked into VMware Workspace ONE and VMware AirWatch, the latter’s digital workspace platform and enterprise mobility management (EMM) offerings.
Customers “will be able to secure corporate data from mobile threats more effectively through policy enforcement and compliance and sharing device security posture information,” in the words of the press materials.
In other words, admins will be able, through Trend Micro’s smart protection network, to create policies and compliance rules in both Workspace ONE and AirWatch, with these policies being pushed out to and enforced on multiple mobile devices. Any suspicious or downright scary data, such as malicious apps or devices out of compliance, get included in AirWatch’s security dashboard.
“As mission critical business processes become more mobile, threat security and unified endpoint management strategies must be tied to one another,” said Adam Rykowski, VMware vice president in a statement. “Our continued partnership with Trend Micro enables our mutual customers to bridge the gap between mobile security and management with an integrated, secure and simple platform.”
Speaking to this publication at the beginning of this year, Sumit Dhawan, general manager of VMware’s end user computing unit, said the biggest trends for this year and next revolved around data and devices – particularly IoT. “We are getting some very interesting large scale customer deployments of our technology for not just traditionally what we think of mobile,” Dhawan said.
“Whether it’s front office or back office functions, whether it’s from healthcare to retail or manufacturing, all these functions are becoming highly digitised with devices that have compute and applications. And when they have those two things, then you need a system like our AirWatch technology, or Workspace ONE, to be able to manage and secure the information on it.”
Back in May, VMware announced a partnership with Oracle involving the managing and securing of business applications built on the latter’s managed cloud services platform.
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