Lakeside Software and Trend Micro Collaborate to Quantify Antivirus Footprint for VDI Assessments

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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.

Supporting Quotes

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 platform.”

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.

Lakeside Software, SysTrack, Resolve and DataMine are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of Lakeside Software, Inc. Trend Micro, the Trend Micro t-ball logo and Smart Protection Network are trademarks or registered trademarks of Trend Micro Incorporated. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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