ATLANTA, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VeriStor Systems, an industry-leading virtual infrastructure and data storage technology solutions and services provider, today announced that it has been recognized by Trend Micro, the global cloud security leader, as the Trend Micro 2012 Southeast Strategic Partner of the Year. Trend Micro awarded VeriStor this distinction for its innovative implementation and use of Trend Micro virtualization and cloud security solutions, including the automatic licensing, monitoring and management of on-premise and cloud-based enterprise infrastructure. In addition to its technical innovation using Trend Micro solutions, VeriStor achieved superior sales, support and marketing accomplishments which have dynamically furthered Trend Micro technology in the cloud computing market. "VeriStor is a true cloud computing thought leader in the areas of backup, disaster recovery and archiving," said Scott Montgomery, Executive Director of Strategic Partners, Trend Micro. "Their innovative approach to optimizing secure local and cloud data protection has earned them a prominent reputation for delivering true customer value. It is our pleasure to honor them with our 2012 Southeast Strategic Partner of the Year award." "Trend Micro has developed a truly innovative approach to cloud and virtualization security that helps us to achieve greater flexibility and reliability for our mutual customers," said Steve Bishop, CTO, VeriStor. "With Trend Micro technology behind us we are able to deliver more efficient physical, virtual and cloud-based provisioning, deployment, management, monitoring and reporting. These have been key enablers for us as we successfully deliver reliable security models for our customers' physical, virtual and cloud environments." VeriStor provides complete end-to-end solutions and services to its customers to ensure that every architecture it recommends is aligned with business requirements and long-term objectives. With a broad portfolio of enterprise virtual infrastructure vendor and technology partnerships, VeriStor is able to meet a wide variety of project requirements with the flexibility necessary to design and propose a best-in-class, integrated solution for every application and customer environment.