Lakeside Software and Trend Micro Collaborate to Quantify Antivirus Footprint for VDI Assessments
Detailed “before” and “after” virtualization modeling by SysTrack factors out desktop security resource usage to improve accuracy of VDI design and lower virtualization costs
Bloomfield Hills, MI and Cupertino, CA ― December 12, 2011 ―
Lakeside Software, a leader in business intelligence solutions for IT professionals
and Trend Micro Incorporated, a global cloud security leader, today announced the
immediate availability of antivirus modeling capability within the Lakeside Software
SysTrack data platform, giving IT professionals deeper insight into the benefits of
implementing Trend Micro and other anti-malware solutions across physical, virtual
and cloud servers as well as virtual desktops.
Companies considering VDI deployments need to understand the resource footprint of
their current desktop antivirus solutions, and factor that data into their VDI design.
Because virtualized server antivirus implementations are more efficient, failure to
account for the impact of individual desktop antivirus solutions will result in the
hypervisors being unbalanced, over-provisioned and less efficient. If, for example,
antivirus solutions account for 20% of the desktop load, failure to account for this
in VDI design will result in up to 20% over-provisioning. SysTrack takes the desktop
antivirus solutions out of the VDI calculation, enabling a much more accurate
representation of expected hypervisor loads.
Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat management solutions and
is the recognized market leader in server security for delivering top-ranked client,
server, and cloud-based data protection solutions. Companies planning VDI deployments
can use the antivirus modeling capability in SysTrack to design an efficient VDI
deployment ideal for Trend Micro’s particularly efficient antivirus solutions for
virtualized servers. Furthermore, by providing comparative “before” and “after”
modeling, SysTrack can quantify just how small a footprint the highly-efficient
Trend Micro solutions deliver.
Brinton Baker, chief marketing officer, Lakeside Software:
“An efficient security solution is an essential element of an efficient VDI deployment.
SysTrack can quantify just how efficient a security solution Trend Micro is, enabling
customers to feel totally confident with the Trend Micro implementation.”
Eric Berkman, director of partner sales, Trend Micro:
“Quantifying the resource load placed on desktops by personal antivirus solutions
is essential to accurately provisioning hypervisors. Lakeside Software’s SysTrack provides
unparalleled granularity in this data, allowing our customers to precisely provision their
servers with Trend Micro antivirus solutions.”
Larry Gross, business development executive, Technology Integration Group:
“Technology Integration Group uses SysTrack to discover information for designing and
implementing a secure desktop environment. SysTrack allows the required information to offload
key antivirus and anti-malware functions, reducing the system requirement while improving the
virtual machine performance. Lakeside and Trend Micro have allowed Technology Integration
Group to deploy for our customers an enhanced performing, scalable, and secure Virtual Desktop
About Lakeside Software
Lakeside Software is the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for IT professionals.
The SysTrack data platform includes solutions for User Experience Scoring, End-to-End Monitoring,
Problem Diagnostics, VDI Assessment & Planning and Power Management that empower IT with the
actionable information to dramatically improve productivity and reduce costs. The patented DataMine
distributed relational database architecture aggregates user-level data unmatched in depth and
quality, enabling SysTrack’s sophisticated reporting intelligence to deliver unprecedented
insight into application usage and resource utilization.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a
world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat
management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over
20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that
fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in
physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™
Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and
services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by
1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.
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