Trend Micro unveiled enhancements to its Deep Security solution at AWS Summit 2013 in San Francisco. Touted as being built on the cloud, for the cloud, this latest version resides on Amazon Web Services and aims to provide customers using the cloud with security as a service.

Deep Security as a Service was designed to augment AWS's existing security capabilities and takes advantage of AWS APIs to automate and simplify the deployment process while trying to not reduce the flexibility and scalability customers expect from AWS.

"The underlying drive for these new capabilities is really around the fact that customers have a shared responsibility for delaing with the cloud environment. And so what we've done is focused a lot of time and energy on bringing out two new updates to offerings we have around cloud and data center seucrity," Steve Neville, director of cloud and data center security at Trend Micro, told Talkin' Cloud.

In addition to enhancements to Deep Security as a Service that include optimization for AWS, Trend Micro also announced Trend Micro SecureCloud 3.5, which has new features and functionality around automatic encryption, automatic security policy implementation and enhanced boot and volume protection based on set policies.

With SecureCloud, customers can now spin up cloud instances and have them immediately and automatically encrypted. Neville noted the software is also capable of automatically detecting the type of instance being spun up so it can encrypt it appropriately.

Another important update is how Trend Micro is delivering its AWS-based cloud services to the market. Neville explained that Trend Micro is now offering an hourly pay-per-use rate starting at $0.10 per hour. Customers can use the service to secure AWS instances when they need to and cease operation of the service when they don't need it, enabling them to only pay for what they use but still have the flexibility of on-demand security.

"We're trying to fit into the way that people buy Amazon services," Neville said.