Cloud Sentry aims to help security teams keep pace with application changes in cloud environments, according to Trend Micro. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Trend Micro on Monday announced Cloud Sentry, a new model that aims to give organizations context-rich insights across legacy and native cloud workloads, freeing up security teams to focus on more critical issues.

The new platform is viewed as Trend Micro’s response to security teams saying that they often struggle to keep pace with the speed of application changes in public cloud environments. Developers deploy new and updated application resources rapidly — and security controls need to be effectively deployed for all resources.

Melinda Marks, a senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, said Cloud Sentry helps security teams with their challenges keeping up with the scale of modern software development, so development teams can quickly and easily deploy applications in cloud environments. Marks said the key here is rapid, seamless remediation that lets organizations stay ahead of attacks and prevent incidents.

“Cloud Sentry inspects customer cloud accounts via fast, agentless scanning, identifies security risks, and provides recommendations via Trend Micro Cloud One with guided remediation,” said Marks. “Leveraging Cloud One, there’s deeper inspection into the resources deployed, using the context for what’s running to highlight the threats and risks. The guided remediation helps security teams know exactly where the problem is, who owns it, and how to remediate the issue. For customers, the benefits are that it’s fast, data doesn’t leave their account or region, and they don’t have to deploy agents or additional infrastructure.”

Philip Bues, research manager, cloud security at IDC, added that as the largest player in the cloud workload security market, Trend Micro sees that security teams are struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of development as business-critical cloud infrastructure and applications are deployed across complex hybrid cloud environments.

“Not only do organizations need visibility, but they also need real ways to address threats and reduce risk," said Bues.