Trend Micro teams with NXP for virtualized CPE

Networks Asia staff
Networks Asia

Trend Micro Incorporated has announced an agreement with NXP Semiconductors to join forces for a virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) project on NXP's ARM-based NFV platform.

"With the introduction of NFV, security is no longer limited to on-premise networks, bringing new opportunities to telecom carriers and providers for service delivery," said Dr. Terence Liu, vice president, Network Threat Defense Technology Group, Trend Micro.

"For more than 27 years, we have been committed to protecting our customers, and as technology evolves, we continuously innovate and develop solutions for next-generation networks such as NFV."

Trend Micro's DPI technology provides network security and management functions, such as virtual patching, parental control and quality of services (QoS), and has been widely adopted in a variety of products, from home routers to enterprise-facing Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) and Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW).

This vCPE integration is optimized for NXP's QorIQ LS2085A processor in order to provide better performance for carrier-grade NFV environment.

"NFV requires a scalable, open platform to deliver security throughout the network," said Noy Kucuk, Vice President of Product Management for NXP's Digital Networking business.

"Integrating security acceleration and standard ARM CPUs, NXP's QorIQ LS series of ARM-based processors lay the ideal foundation for NFV infrastructure. We're pleased to collaborate with Trend Micro as service providers prepare large-scale vCPE deployments later this year."

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