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Trend Micro, NEC Boosts NFV Presence

By Steve Anderson February 10, 2017

With network functions virtualization (NFV) options proving increasingly popular with corporate operations the world over, thanks to the sheer flexibility and potential return of such systems, it's easy to see why there are more firms not only looking to take advantage of these tools but offer them as well. Recently, Trend Micro got together with NEC—as well as NEC's Netcracker Technology affiliate—to bring out some new systems that would make bringing NFV into play that much easier.

The new system brings together the orchestration and management capabilities offered by both NEC and Netcracker together with the Virtual Network Function Suite Trend Micro has on hand. The resulting combination makes it easier to deploy NFV systems by offering a complete network security solution that renders the field safer, and therefore easier to setup and easier to make a case for to potential buyers.

Offering the best in virtual network security that's as flexible as it is reliable, the resulting system covers multiple aspects of network operations from the core to the edge and even into the premise as well. The entire system focuses on deep packet inspection (DPI) operations, which in turn allows for a variety of security points to be put into play from intrusion monitoring to application control.

Having all these functions together in one place does indeed make it a flexible system; while not every system will come under attack from all these different potential hazards at once, the fact that this system can protect against all of them at once means that most every use case will be covered here. That's a welcome development for anyone planning to deploy an NFV system, and also one that makes establishing security around such an operation that much easier. With security readily in place, it frees up a lot of resources to go into setting up the rest of the NFV proposition and likely leaves some resources as spare at the end, meaning cost savings and time savings too.

The end result of the NEC / Trend Micro partnership—not even the first of its kind as NEC has been a Trend Micro channel partner for years, reports note—is likely to bring a lot more NFV capability into the market, complete with further cost and time savings that should prove attractive. NEC and Trend Micro just made it that much easier to take advantage of a growing trend in technology, and that's worth a lot on its own.



 

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