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Node4 extends partnership with Trend Micro to manage hybrid cloud security

Security across disparate technologies and cloud environments made simpler with dedicated managed service

Node4 announces an extension to its partnership with Trend Micro, a global leader in security solutions, that sees Node4’s dedicated managed Security as a Service (SECaaS) portfolio boosted with Trend Micro™ Deep Security™. The service enhancement of N4Cloud Security will enable organisations to manage different hybrid cloud services across disparate technologies by single-console management to improve efficiency and governance.

Typically, organisations deploy a variety of cloud services (such as N4Cloud, VMWare, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft® Azure) using a combination of both public and private hosting, which results in multiple disparate technologies to secure. By incorporating Trend Micro’s hybrid cloud protection alongside its own managed SECaaS Node4 is solving this problem and helping business without the resources to protect multiple cloud environments themselves to outsource the problem, and in doing so, achieve the ultimate defence against evolving threats.

“UK enterprises can now benefit from end-to-end security services which span across the Node4 proposition, from consultancy, hosting, to fully managed services and support. This means that organisations can stop new threats faster, and know data is protected in physical, virtualised and cloud environments. It also takes the pressure off resources with information held in impressive state-of-the-art data centre facilities that ensure even the most mission critical applications are hosted securely and fully protected. N4Cloud Security allows enterprises to consume security as a service no matter what stage an enterprise is in their IT transformation,” said James Munroe, Head of Channel Sales UK at Trend Micro.
“Many businesses don’t have the skill sets to manage the variety of technologies and cloud services they have, let alone the security requirements they require. Our managed services can take these strains away,” commented John Williams, Product Manager at Node4. “It was an obvious decision to partner with Trend Micro following the release of its new suite of security services for hybrid environments. Security is a key pillar for Node4 and this partnership allows us to further strengthen our portfolio for our customers and deliver the ultimate defence against today’s evolving cyberattacks while simultaneously freeing up resources.”

Trend Micro Deep Security provides server security for physical, virtual and cloud deployments to suit each environment, offering multiple layers of protection that safeguard data as it moves across the data centre, cloud or hybrid system. All these controls are executed from a single point of management and reporting, for ease of maintenance, which in turn optimises efficiency and governance, and ensures attacks are acted upon quickly.

Node4’s SECaaS is fully-managed by Node4’s Security Operations Centre (SOC), removes the complexities of planning, building, and managing infrastructures, and ensures security operations are monitored 24/7 by experts to keep businesses operating at peak performance; this links with Node4’s orchestrated N4Stack service which balances security with cloud optimisation.

N4Stack is a new business unit launched by Node4 to address the need for customers to assess the suitability of multiple Cloud platform and systems management options. Bringing together expertise across the business encompassing data management, DevOps and Cloud architecture, N4Stack is working with our customers to help define their Cloud strategy and subsequently migrate and manage their environments.

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