Lakeside Software, Trend Micro Collaborate On Antivirus For Virtual Desktops

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BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Lakeside Software, a leader in business intelligence for IT professionals, and Cupertino, Calif.-based Trend Micro Inc., a global cloud security leader, 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 percent of the desktop load, failure to account for this in VDI design will result in up to 20 percent 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.

Lakeside Software is the leading provider of business intelligence solutions for IT.  SysTrack solutions for Windows 7 Migration, VDI Assessment and Planning, User Experience Scoring, End-to-End Monitoring and Problem Diagnostics empower IT with the knowledge to dramatically improve productivity and reduce costs. SysTrack’s patented and massively scalable DataMine distributed database architecture aggregates node-level data unmatched in depth and quality, enabling SysTrack’s sophisticated reporting intelligence to deliver an unprecedented level of insight into application usage and resource utilization.

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