Cloud Edge Overview

Trend Micro Cloud Edge brings together the benefits of a next-generation on-premises firewall and the convenience of security as a service for MSPs (Managed Service Providers). Cloud Edge intelligently combines application control with user and port identification for multilayer protection. URL filtering, bandwidth control, intrusion protection, anti-malware scanning, email security, and web reputation security provide additional protection from network breaches and business disruptions. By deeply scanning and filtering network packets on-premises or through the cloud, Cloud Edge stops threats at the gateway. Virtual Private Network (VPN) support also secures connections from mobile devices, corporate sites, and remote employees.

Deploy the Cloud Edge appliance to customer offices and use Cloud Edge Cloud Console to centrally control user access and security policies. Optionally, you can use single sign-on to access Cloud Edge Cloud Console through Trend Micro Remote Manager. Remote Manager works with Cloud Edge by providing a single point of entry to access graphical reports and summarized dashboard data for supported appliances and Trend Micro products. Remote Manager also helps you to manage licensing and billing of multiple customers.

The following illustration shows how Cloud Edge works.

Table 1. Cloud Edge Components

Component

Description

Cloud Edge Cloud Console

Cloud Edge Cloud Console is a Security-as-a-Service management console hosted in the AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud.

Cloud Edge Cloud Console controls user access and security policies on Cloud Edge appliances geographically distributed across any number of networks. Access Cloud Edge Cloud Console dynamically in the cloud, anytime.

Cloud Edge appliances

Cloud Edge appliances are cloud-powered UTM (Unified Threat Management) devices engineered to provide network security.

Cloud Edge appliances enforce next-generation security at customer locations by scanning and blocking malicious content as on-premises firewalls or by invisibly monitoring for security threats as network bridges.

Trend Micro Remote Manager

Trend Micro Remote Manager is a single pane of glass management console for Trend Micro channel partners and MSPs, providing a real-time security dashboard and reporting across all customers as well as license management.

Remote Manager provides access to graphical reports and summarized dashboard data for supported appliances and Trend Micro products. Remote Manager also manages licensing and billing of multiple customers. Optionally, you can use single sign-on to access Cloud Edge Cloud Console through Remote Manager.