Trend Micro helps customers to prepare, protect and recover from ransomware attacks

SYDNEY, 23 June 2016 – Trend Micro Incorporated has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for its customers in the past six months alone, with 99 percent of threats blocked from email and web traffic. Recognising the growth and impact of ransomware and committed to protecting customers and consumers against today's greatest security threats the company is helping customers defend against ransomware by delivering:

"Trend Micro is actively assessing the threat of ransomware and acting to protect against it," said Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro. "We understand this pervasive form of cyberattack can be debilitating to enterprises, regardless of size or industry, and can cause grave amounts of stress and costs to consumers. Trend Micro business and consumer products have been tuned to deliver the best protection against ransomware. Our ransomware recovery tools leverage the threat expertise within Trend Micro to deliver always-on support and help customers to prepare for the possibility of an attack, or quickly if they've already been hit."

Enterprise ransomware protection
There is no silver bullet when it comes to ransomware protection; Trend Micro delivers ransomware protection across four key layers:

"Trend Micro is now taking its industry leadership to a new level by offering stronger solutions to combat ransomware," said Indi Siriniwasa, enterprise sales and channel director for Trend Micro Australia and New Zealand. "Offering an all-inclusive solution to any enterprise customer or consumer dealing with ransomware along with upgrades to existing products will help further protect customers in this global, digital age."

Trend Micro delivers enhanced central visibility of how ransomware is impacting an organisation – identifying ransomware delivered through email, malicious URLs, a network breach or server compromise. This enables incidents to be more rapidly investigated and resolved, and enables ransomware trends to be tracked over time so that an organisation's overall security posture can be improved.

"The bottom line is that it's more important than ever to have a multi-layered approach to security for enterprises," said Doug Cahill, senior analyst covering cybersecurity at ESG. "Trend Micro offers an extensive set of security controls to protect enterprises from ransomware, providing the visibility required to understand how they are being impacted and how they can respond to improve their security posture. Their knowledge of the complexity and sophistication of ransomware brings a level of expertise that helps organisations mitigate the risk associated with this pervasive threat."

Ransomware protection for small business
No size of business is immune to ransomware and that's why Trend Micro's small business solution, Worry-Free Business Security, delivers capabilities that protect against it:

Worry-Free Business Security is designed specifically for small businesses as a cloud-based solution, with simple but powerful protection that minimises day to day management.

Ransomware protection for home users
Trend Micro warns consumers that ransomware can arrive on their computers from compromised websites, spammed emails, or wrapped in other malware, holding precious files and photos ransom.

Trend Micro™ Security 10 customers are already protected against ransomware. If consumers suspect to have ransomware on their computer, Trend Micro can help.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 27 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit