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Trend Micro Threat Intelligence and Citrix NetScaler Enable Faster, Stronger and More Secure Cloud Services
Oct 26, 2011 (04:10 PM EDT)

Citrix Ready, integrated solution delivers anti-malware protection including web reputation to high-volume, high-risk, cloud-based services.

BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Citrix Synergy Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the number one market leader in server and virtualization security, today announced an integrated solution that enables customers of Citrix® NetScaler® to overcome the challenges posed by web threats impacting cloud-based services and applications. NetScaler is an industry-leading networking platform designed from the ground up to serve as a "service delivery fabric" for virtual datacenters and clouds. When combined and deployed with Trend Micro™ InterScan™ Web Security Appliance, NetScaler can deliver extremely high volumes of cloud-services while providing strong defenses, all without impeding user experience.  

NetScaler provides a best-in-class service delivery platform including a variety of application and network acceleration features that make it possible to deliver high-volume cloud-based services.   However, these services may be subjected to attacks such as phishing, viruses, spyware and other malware.  InterScan Web Security lets businesses scan traffic at the corporate network gateway, quickly identifying risky web behaviors before they can lead to vulnerability-based attacks.

InterScan Web-Security Appliance is verified as Citrix Ready following completion of a rigorous verification process to ensure compatibility with NetScaler. Both NetScaler and InterScan products are available as virtual appliances, so that the joint solution can be easily, rapidly, and cost-effectively scaled without requiring the purchase of additional physical devices or servers.  

The combined, integrated solution is currently deployed to support high-volume cloud-based services such as those offered by the local government agency detailed in the case study titled "Citrix and Trend Micro, Intelligent, Scalable Web Security." The Trend Micro real-time anti-malware defenses and in-the-cloud threat reputation complement the Citrix application-level control and intelligence. Combined, the two products also give network managers and security architects a host of tools for gaining visibility over traffic flows, resource utilization, and threats.

Supporting quotes:

Joe Keller, vice president of alliance and community marketing, Citrix Systems, Inc.

"We are pleased to work with Trend Micro to enable our customers to deliver high-volume cloud-based services. InterScan Web Security and NetScaler offer unmatched, in-depth protection against current Internet threats and increases the return on investment for virtualized servers, for load balancing solutions, and for gateway security by making it possible to leverage existing licenses of the virtual appliance versions of the products."

Wael Mohamed, executive vice president of corporate strategy at Trend Micro

"Trend Micro is committed to offering solutions suited to today's dynamic datacenters, networks and cloud-based business models. We believe that the Citrix NetScaler product delivers one of the industry's most advanced levels of cloud-services. This Citrix Ready intelligent, scalable web security solution created with the combination of InterScan and NetScaler underscores the alignment of two industry leaders, and builds on field-gained experiences from both customer support organizations. "

About the Citrix Ready Program

The Citrix Ready program identifies verified solutions that are trusted to enhance virtualization, networking and cloud computing solutions from Citrix, including Citrix® XenDesktop®, XenApp®, XenServer®, NetScaler® and GoToMeeting®. The Citrix Ready designation is awarded to third party products that have successfully met verification criteria set by Citrix, and gives customers an added confidence in the compatibility of the joint solution offering. The Citrix Ready program leverages industry-leading alliances across the Citrix partner eco-system to meet a wide variety of customer needs, and currently incorporates over 2,800 partners who have demonstrated more than 18,000 product verifications. It also includes the Citrix Ready Community Verified program which allows customers to see thousands of products that have been verified by other customers to work in their production environments. The Citrix Ready program received the Alliance Excellence Award from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) for creating a strong community through implementation of new, innovative best practices. More information about the Citrix Ready program can be found at Reach Citrix Ready using social media via the Citrix Ready blog site and Twitter.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers.  A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe. 

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