Microsoft Antimalware and security partnerships with Trend Micro and Symantec
Microsoft Antimalware offers customers the ability to install an antimalware agent for both PaaS roles and virtual machines. Based on System Center Endpoint Protection, this new feature brings proven on-premises security technology to the cloud. We offer deep integration for Trend’s Deep Security™ and SecureCloud™ products in the Azure platform. DeepSecurity is an Antivirus solution and SecureCloud is an encryption solution. DeepSecurity will be deployed inside of VMs using an extension model that Azure has already announced. Using the portal UI and PowerShell, customers can select to use DeepSecurity inside of new VMs that are being spun up, or existing VMs that are already deployed. Symantec End Point Protection (SEP) is also supported on Azure. Through portal integration, customers have the ability to specify that they intend to use SEP within a VM. SEP can be installed on a brand new VM via the Azure Portal or can be installed on an existing VM using PowerShell.