New Trend Micro Smart Protection Server Certificate Replacement Option

I finally got round to uploading my instructions on how to replace the self-signed SSL/TLS certificate on Trend Micro Smart Protection Servers (SPS) and now they go and create a menu option to make it easy for everyone to do! Well to be fair the number of requests I got asking me to upload my … Read more

Upgrade Trend Micro Smart Protection Server

I finally got round to upgrading the Trend Micro Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliances in my datacenters. I’ve written about them previously including deployment and how to configure SSL/TLS certificates. I noticed that version 3.1 was available and I hadn’t yet installed so figured now would be a good time.   Firstly if you want … Read more

Trend Micro OfficeScan Disable Automatic Agent Upgrade

I recently upgraded one of our Trend Micro OfficeScan management servers to the latest ‘XG’ (v12) version. Typically once the server side software has been upgraded it automatically begins to push out the new program version to all OfficeScan agents. Sometimes you want this, for example you might just be applying a minor hotfix or … Read more

Trend Micro Smart Protection Server SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

If you run Trend Micro business products you should really consider running a Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliance in your datacenter. In a previous post I stepped through the process of deploying an SPS appliance in a VMware environment. It is possible to deploy to Hyper-V as well so don’t worry if you aren’t running … Read more

Trend Micro Deep Security Multi Factor Authentication

If you’re running the latest version of Trend Micro Deep Security you can now take advantage of a great feature, multi-factor authentication (MFA). This is also known as two factor authentication (2FA). Why is this a good thing? Well these days it’s rare that a week goes by without us hearing about another company being … Read more

Trend Micro Smart Protection Server Deployment

Trend Micro products leverage the ‘Smart Protection Network’ (SPN) which is essentially Trend Micros cloud network providing analysis and protection against malware and other malicious threats. The enterprise protection products have the ability to talk direct to the SPN or you can install a local appliance and configure your systems to talk to that and … Read more

Trend Micro Deep Security Filter Driver Heap Size

Trend Micro Deep Security Filter Driver Heap Size My VMware environment is protected by Trend Micro Deep Security to provide agentless protection of virtual machines (VMs). Recently I encountered a ‘Purple Screen of Death’ (PSOD) on one of the ESXi hosts which appeared to be caused by Deep Security. Further investigation indicated that the filter … Read more

Trend Micro OfficeScan VDI Image Install

Today we are working on the gold image for our Microsoft RDS VDI environment. This build runs Windows 7 x86 along with core apps and is protected by Trend Micro OfficeScan. As I’m sure many people will know anti-malware software does not always take kindly to being imaged. Usually there is either a tool, script … Read more

Trend Micro Deep Security Relay Agent Install

Trend Micro Deep Security is a great product and I am more than happy to say I do rather love it. If you are running Deep Security then you will already have at least one Relay agent deployed – your Deep Security Management server. While this does work I prefer to break the Relay role … Read more

Trend Micro Deep Security Remove Old Licenses

If you are running Trend Micro Deep Security you may at some point add a trial license to your management server. This is something we did to demonstrate functionality and help to build a business case. One problem you will encounter is once the key expires you will begin to receive alerts which you cannot … Read more