Trend Micro have announced a partnership with Wind River to showcase and validate its network function virtualization solution, Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite, on the Wind River Titanium Server, a commercial ready carrier-grade NFV infrastructure software platform.
“NFV changes the way we treat networks and brings new possibilities and challenges,” says Dr. Terence Liu, vice president of Network Threat Defense Technology Group at Trend Micro. “As NFV continues to be recognized as the next-generation network architecture, it is critical for the industry to create ecosystems that ensure the highest levels of reliability and interoperability. Wind River is an important player in the telecommunications market, and joining forces with Wind River will assist customers in reaching their NFV objectives.”
Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite is designed to offer flexible, reliable and high-performance virtual network security functions for service providers from premise, to edge, to the core network. The core of Virtual Network Function Suite is innovative deep packet inspection (DPI) technology, which provides various network security functions including intrusion prevention, URL filtering and application control. It has been widely adopted in a variety of network security products, from home routers to enterprise-facing next-generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems.
By validating and pre-integrating Virtual Network Function Suite with Titanium Server, Trend Micro can deliver optimized solutions for service providers and telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deploying infrastructure based on NFV. Service providers and TEMs can confidently select validated hardware and software products knowing that they can pre-validate with Titanium Server and ready for deployment in live networks.
Trend Micro has performed the testing and validation process as part of the Wind River Titanium Cloud ecosystem program dedicated to accelerating the deployment of solutions for NFV. Through the collaboration of industry-leading software and hardware companies, the Titanium Cloud ecosystem ensures the availability of interoperable standard products optimized for NFV deployment with Titanium Server to help accelerate time-to-market for service providers and TEMs.
“Service providers are looking for validated and market-ready, end-to-end NFV solutions. To address this need, collaboration across the ecosystem is essential,” said Charlie Ashton, senior director of business development for networking solutions at Wind River. “With validation through our Titanium Cloud program, we are partnering with leaders like Trend Micro to create optimized, interoperable solutions for service providers and TEMs who are deploying NFV in their networks. Titanium Server provides a foundation for Carrier Grade NFV infrastructure, and by leveraging other pre-validated NFV elements, service providers can quickly achieve their goals such as reducing OPEX while accelerating the introduction of new high-value services.”