Trend Micro Unleashes Big Data Analytics and New, Advanced Capabilities in the Smart Protection Network™

Trend Micro enhances its ever-evolving cloud-security infrastructure for superior cloud, mobile and targeted attack protection


Marlow, UK – 7th August 2012 - Trend Micro Incorporated, the global leader in cloud security, today announced an expansion of its cloud-based threat protection system, the Smart Protection Network, to block an even broader range of security threats faster and more accurately than ever before.

Trend Micro Smart Protection Network burst onto the info-security scene in 2008 and powers most of the company's products and services. Trend Micro was one of the first security companies to move beyond the conventional approach of resident protection and utilize the power of the cloud to block threats before they reach users.

Today the Smart Protection Network blocks over 200 million threats a day, stopping even zero day attacks in the cloud before they can hit customers' networks. Automated protection through its cloud infrastructure enables Trend Micro to protect customers across physical, mobile, virtual, and cloud environments.

The following enhancements have been made to the Smart Protection Network to tackle the dramatic increase in the volume, variety, and velocity of threats:

Mobile app reputation (for mobile threats)
Vulnerability rules (for vulnerability and exploits)
Network inspection rules (for network communications)
In-the-cloud whitelisting (for minimising false positives)

These are designed to correlate critical relationships among all the components of an attack, and model cybercriminal behavior and the environments they work in to quickly determine whether something is good or bad. By correlating global threat intelligence across many threat vectors, Trend Micro delivers protection against the widening variety of attacks today.

An evolved cloud infrastructure allows for a greater capacity to collect massive amounts of threat data without consuming bandwidth on customers' networks and endpoints. More data means being able to identify more security threats and stop them faster than ever before.

"The ability to combat cybercriminals requires a far more purposeful collaboration within the industry – such as that between RSA and Trend Micro – and a strong security ecosystem focused on sharing actionable information and mitigating risk. Our RSA® FraudAction service which is designed to help give our customers early warning about a broad variety of cyber threats, leverages real-time global threat intelligence data about viruses, spyware, spam and other malware from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. Trend Micro's move to enhance and expand the Smart Protection Network will benefit our customers who rely on multiple sources of threat intelligence data to better understand and fight against multi-vector cyber threats," said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president, identity and data protection, RSA, The Security Division of EMC.

"Since the launch of the Smart Protection Network in 2008, the threat landscape has shifted to now focus on mobility and targeted attacks", said Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro. "Threats and cybercriminal attacks have taken on an unprecedented level of volume, variety, and velocity. These changes demand a smarter, accelerated approach to security so that our customers can confidently embrace the mobile device and cloud-era, knowing their data is protected, no matter where it resides."

All of Trend Micro customers will benefit from the new capabilities in the Smart Protection Network, receiving real-time protection against today's threats through efficient, cost-effective, adaptable security solutions and services. This will span across offerings such as Trend Micro Deep Security, the company's flagship product for physical, virtual and cloud environments; Trend Micro Deep Discovery, an innovative Advanced Persistent Threat detection solution; and Trend Micro Titanium for consumer endpoint security; as well as Trend Micro's mobile, messaging, and gateway solutions.

The next-generation Trend Micro Smart Protection Network is strategically integrated into all of Trend Micro products and services including mobile, endpoint, server, network, messaging, gateway, and SaaS offerings for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Today, 48 of the top 50 global corporations rely on Trend Micro's ability to collect, identify and protect through the Smart Protection Network and ensure the volume, velocity and variety of threat data is managed efficiently and effectively.

For those organizations that have limited bandwidth or are concerned with privacy, we offer the Smart Protection Server, ensuring communications and queries stay within the local network.

New Trend Micro Threat Intelligence Services are also now available to very large enterprises, government organizations and other partners. These services enable organizations to use actionable intelligence from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network to build or enhance their security infrastructure for counteracting data breaches and other potential threats.

The Smart Protection Network also powers Trend Micro's free online tools:

Trend Micro HouseCall, an on-demand antivirus software scanner for identifying and removing viruses, trojans, worms, unwanted browser plugins, and other malware software.

Trend Micro HouseCall for Mobile, which scans Android devices for infected, Trojanized and malicious apps.

Trend Micro™ Smart Surfing for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices, which provides a smarter, safer experience when surfing the web from an Apple device.

Contact your Trend Micro representative or channel partner for more information or visit:

Trend Micro ThreatWatch app for iPhone and Android aggregates and delivers threat intelligence news to a mobile device, giving security professionals, organizations and individuals and easy way to stay up to date on the latest threats right from their mobile devices.


About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704), a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our solutions for consumers, Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ provide layered content 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. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, their evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks.

All of solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe.

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