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Smart, Optimised, Connected Security Solutions: Trend Micro

thesiliconreview-eva-chen-ceo-trend-micro-17“We are highly innovative – keeping pace with technological change to consistently deliver advanced threat intelligence and protection you can count on.”

The sophistication of cyber threats in the early days, the threat landscape was black and white – requiring the ability to quickly and efficiently determine the known good and known bad. Classic techniques like anti-malware and content filtering were sufficient to detect and block known bad files, URLs, and spam. These highly efficient techniques remain critical for eliminating the high volume of known bad threats still active today. Since there is an increase in stealthier and more sophisticated unknown threats, the ‘grey’ areas like targeted attacks, zero-day exploits, ransomware, and business email compromise, require more advanced threat defense techniques.

While some “next-gen” offerings rely solely on one technique like behavioral analysis or machine learning, Trend Micro believes that when it comes to defending your organization against the full range of known and unknown threats, there is no silver bullet. Your enterprise needs trusted solutions that can help solve multiple concerns.

IT infrastructure continues to change, user behavior becomes riskier, and threats evolve. Trend Micro continuously innovates to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. The company’s founders have set the tone, the culture, and the road to innovation – building a strong team of people who work together to help achieve a goal of making the world safer to exchange digital information. Since its creation, Trend Micro has become a leader in the safe exchange of digital information. For 26 years, the company’s threat defense experts have focused on the protection of data against targeted attacks.

Dawn of Trend Micro

In 1988, Trend Micro was co-founded by Steve Chang, Jenny Chang, and Eva Chen to develop antivirus software—but it didn’t stop there. Over the last three decades, the company has become a market leader in hybrid cloud security, network defense, small business security, and endpoint security. The firm’s seasoned executive team is just as passionate as its worldwide threat and vulnerability experts about making the world safer for exchanging digital information. Their dedication inspires the entire company to consistently raise the bar on protection by expanding boundaries, challenging assumptions, and building a safer future.

For nearly 30 years, Trend Micro’s unwavering vision has been to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Security is its entire focus, and it shows. This single-minded passion has inspired its innovations that keep up with the bad guys despite a changing IT landscape, riskier user behavior, and constantly evolving threats.

The depth of its experience remains unmatched. From the endpoint to the network to the cloud, Trend Micro got you covered with a connected threat defense recognized by analysts, customers, and industry gurus of all kinds.

Trend Micro: The Threat Defence Experts

thesiliconreview-byod-cover-17The company is more than just the best technology. Trend Micro’s founders have fostered a culture built with people who live and breathe threat intelligence. The company is the threat defense experts. It’s in Trend Micro’s DNA to understand the psychological motivation of attacks, and its collaboration with the FBI and other law enforcement agencies around the world has led to the ability to stop global threats and take down attackers.

The firm has been named a leader in endpoint security, cloud security, and server security, and are highly recommended for Breach Detection and Intrusion Prevention Systems. Trend Micro also has the most advanced threat intelligence network in the world – its Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, which is continually enhanced by big data analytics and machine learning and is bolstered by hundreds of Trend Micro security experts and the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI).

Furthermore, as a team, Trend Micro is caring and socially responsible. They have home building programs for its employees to participate in and Trend Micro provides internet safety programs for kids and families with free resources. The company also raises money for charities through different initiatives throughout the year.

The Solution Outlook

Go beyond next-gen with XGen™ security, a new class of security software that addresses the full range of ever-changing threats—now and in the future. Instead of using separate, siloed security solutions that don’t share information, XGen™ security provides a cross-generational blend of threat defense techniques and a connected threat defense that can protect your organization from unseen threats.

  • Smart: Maximizes protection with solutions that are powered by a unique blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques and market-leading global threat intelligence.
  • Optimised: Minimizes IT impact with solutions that are specifically designed for and integrated with leading customer platforms and applications on endpoints, networks, data centers, and the cloud.
  • Connected: Speeds time to response with centralized visibility and control and automatic sharing of threat intelligence across security layers.

A New Approach to Security: XGen™ Security

XGen™ security uses proven techniques to quickly identify known good or bad data, freeing advanced techniques to more quickly and accurately identify unknown threats. This identification in rapid succession with right-time technology regardless of location and device across a connected system maximizes both visibility and performance.

This core set of techniques powers each of the Trend Micro solutions, in a way that is optimized for each layer of security: hybrid clouds, networks, and user environments.

Hybrid Cloud Security:

Comprehensive server security provides adaptive protection for systems and applications across physical, virtual, cloud, and hybrid cloud deployments. Data center operators and architects can control operating costs while improving performance with security optimized for VMware® virtual environments. Cloud architects can meet shared security requirements when deploying sensitive applications to the cloud. Our elastic security enables the full benefit of the cloud’s agility and cost savings on the leading cloud service providers’ platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft® Azure™.

  • Trend Micro™ Deep Security™, available as software, as a service, or through the AWS and Azure marketplaces, provides comprehensive server and virtual desktop protection for physical, virtual, cloud, and hybrid deployments. Centrally managed through an intuitive dashboard, Deep Security includes anti-malware with web reputation, network security through intrusion prevention (IPS) and firewall, and system security through integrity monitoring and log inspection.
  • Trend Micro Deep Security as a Service is a cloud-hosted solution designed specifically for customers using AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and VMware vCloud® Air™.

Network Defense against Targeted Attacks:

The Trend Micro Network Defense is a family of security solutions that enable you to rapidly detect, analyze, and respond to targeted attacks and advanced threats.

  • Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™ is an advanced threat protection platform that enables you to detect, analyze, and respond to stealthy, targeted attacks. It uses specialized detection engines, custom sandboxing and global threat intelligence from the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ to defend against attacks that are invisible to standard security products. Deep Discovery uniquely detects and identifies evasive threats in real time, then provides the in-depth analysis and relevant actionable intelligence that will protect your organization from attack.
  • TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System and Advanced Threat Protection Proven wire-speed Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System proactively detects and prevents vulnerabilities, network exploits, and delivers identity and application awareness to enable contextual visibility and enforcement. Integrated network-wide breach detection identifies targeted attacks and advanced threats, including proactive threat prevention through integration with the TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System, Trend Micro, and third-party security investments

User Protection:

Our interconnected suite of security protects your users no matter where they are going or what they are doing. Core to the suites is endpoint security that infuses high fidelity machine learning into a blend of threat protection techniques to eliminate security gaps across any user activity.

  • Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Complete is a software suite that delivers the best protection at multiple layers, supports flexible on-premises, cloud and hybrid deployment models, and lets you manage users across multiple threat vectors from a single pane of glass with a complete view of your security. Includes endpoint security, mobile security, secure web gateway, email and collaboration security, integrated data loss prevention, and centralized management.
  • Trend Micro™ Smart Protection for Endpoints is a software suite that protects virtual and physical desktops with multiple layers of threat and data security across devices and applications. Features cloud flexibility and user-centric visibility supported by a full range of endpoint security, integrated data loss prevention, and centralized management.

Connected Threat Defense

Trend Micro Connected Threat Defense—a layered approach to security that gives you a better way to quickly protect, detect, and respond to new threats that are targeting you, while improving your visibility and control across your organization at the same time.

Centralized Management and Reporting:

Simplify administration; improve security intelligence, and lower security management costs with an integrated, centrally managed security framework.

  • Trend Micro™ Control Manager™ software provides a central platform to manage the configuration, policies, and operation of Trend Micro enterprise security products.

Support Services

Trend Micro provides a wide assortment of support services to help ensure that you get the most value from your security investment. Two levels of technical support are available.

  • Standard Support includes all regular product updates and upgrades, along with highly responsive, expert telephone support during regular business hours, and 24x7 telephone support for critical issues.
  • Premium Support provides you with a named Customer Service Manager who will be your on-going contact to assist you with urgent issues and provide expert guidance designed to elevate your security posture.

Clientele Verdict

“Thanks to the integration of the different security solutions from Trend Micro, we have a better overview and simpler management, and can work anywhere with the same scan engine.”

- Johan Van Parys, IS Service Delivery Manager, Mazda MLE

“The integrity monitoring function of Deep Security strengthened the system to monitor tampering, such as malicious system modification on our websites.”

- Shuichi Hiraki, Associate manager of infrastructure and IS, Astellas

“It is a complete solution that can easily be integrated with the technology we use. We were able to easily set up a protection system that is effective and easy to manage for all our machines operating in our virtualized data center.”

- Fabio Civita, Market Security Operation Center Manager, Telecom Italia

“System integration is the key to mounting a successful security defense. Trend Micro is not just a suite of products; it’s an integrated end-to-end solution.”

- Phillipe Lemieux, IT Director, Canadian Museum of History

The Leading Lady

Eva Chen, CEO: Since its inception, Eva Chen has spearheaded Trend Micro’s emergence as one of the world’s most innovative Internet content security companies. Before becoming CEO, Eva served as executive vice president from 1988-1996 and CTO from 1996-2004. Under her direction, Trend Micro has produced a chronology of industry firsts, from unique products to security management approaches. As a result of her innovative leadership, she was appointed CEO in late 2004. Eva holds a master’s degree in business administration as well as a master’s degree in management information systems from the University of Texas. She earned a degree in philosophy from Chen Chi University in Taipei.

“With success after success, we have grown to become the strong, global company we are today – with more than a billion dollars in revenue every year and over 5,000 employees focused solely on information security.”

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