Trend Micro is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology to integrate NEC and Netcracker's management and orchestration capabilities with Trend Micro's Virtual Network Function Suite.
The integration will create an effective, high-performance and comprehensive virtualized network security solution that can be used in carrier-grade NFV deployments, the companies said.
"As NFV continues to be recognized as next-generation network architecture, it brings not only opportunities, but also challenges, especially in how we design and plan security protections in dynamic NFV networks," Terence Liu, VP of network threat defense technology group at Trend Micro said.
"It is not enough to convert physical security function to a virtualized platform. An effective security virtual network function (VNF) needs to be natively crafted and optimized for NFV infrastructure, while also working closely with the rest of NFV components to provide the best elasticity and most efficient response. With Trend Micro's security intelligence and the rich experience in managing carrier NFV networks from NEC and Netcracker, we will enable communications service providers (CSPs) to provide effective and agile security protections to businesses and individuals in the NFV era."
Shigeru Okuya, GM of the SDN/NFV division at NEC said the collaboration with Trend Micro will give its customers a broader choice of pre-integrated partners and enable them to seamlessly implement security capabilities for their virtualized infrastructure.
Together it will provide a more robust network solution for CSPs and contribute to safe and secure networks for enterprises and consumers, the executive said.