Savvis has added Trend Micro's Deep Security technology to its cloud solution to offer a fully automated virtual intrusion prevention system, purpose-built for hybrid and public cloud deployments.

Named the Virtual IPS (or vIPS), Savvis said that it is the first cloud provider to introduce an IPS for hybrid and public cloud deployments.

Chris Richter, vice president of security products and services at Savvis, said: “Deep Security's innovative virtualisation and cloud security design and feature set enable us to deliver a fully automated, virtualised IPS that our customers can implement quickly and easily.”

Kevin Simzer, vice president of corporate development at Trend Micro, said: “Savvis delivers proven, enterprise-ready cloud services that are depended on by many of the world's largest companies.

“The addition of Trend Micro Deep Security to these services will enable Savvis customers to upgrade to our virtualisation and cloud security solutions that are purpose-built to protect hybrid data centre and cloud environments.”