VMworld 2011: Thomson Reuters deploys Trend Micro Deep Security for VDI


VMworld 2011: Thomson Reuters deploys Trend Micro Deep Security for VDI

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Thomson Reuters is preparing to replace its existing virtual desktop infrastructure with a 6,000-desktop deployment based on VMware and Trend Micro Deep Security Agent.

Speaking at VMworld Copenhagen, Andrew Haschka, virtualisation architect at Thomson Reuters, said the previous small-scale deployment had relied on Trend Micro's Office product. Haschka said this had caused performance issues on hard disk and CPU usage: "We are moving away from internal anti-virus. Trend Micro Deep provides agentless malware detection."

The Deep Security Agent is a small software component that enforces security policy. It is deployed on the server or virtual machine being protected. According to Trend Micro, Deep Security Agent works withVMware's vShield Endpoint platform to optimise anti-virus scanning in a virtualised environment. Trend Micro says the Deep Security architecture handles CPU and I/O intensive file scans and pattern file updates, leaving guest virtual machines with more resources to perform business critical functions.

Trend Micro Deep Security is being deployed by Thomson Reuters in pre-production at the end of October as part of a VDI initiative. A full deployment of VDI is expected to start by the end of the year.




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