Marlow, UK – 22nd May 2012 - Trend Micro, the global cloud security leader, today announced that it is offering for the first time fully integrated, enterprise-wide data loss prevention, building Trend Micro Data Loss Prevention directly into its Control Manager enterprise management platform.
Organisations are facing an unprecedented level of sophistication and volume of attacks. Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) techniques are moving into the mainstream with the aim of exfiltrating vital corporate data, while accidental data loss from careless insiders remains a serious information security risk. With the growing number of mobile devices and complexity of corporate IT environments, the risks are only going to increase.
To combat this, Trend Micro has integrated its DLP product with Control Manager for unrivalled visibility and data-centric protection at marginal acquisition and operational cost: no extra endpoint agents, no extra servers, and no extra administrative consoles.
The integrated DLP solution ties data and threat protection together at the client, the server, and the gateway, making possible the creation, application and enforcement of both data- and threat-protection policies across the enterprise from a central point. Key features of the Control Manager feature a web-based central security management console; a customisable dashboard; Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ Threat Statistics as well as customisable reporting, ad hoc query capabilities and configurable alerts.
“Last year we announced and executed on the expansion of our data protection portfolio from endpoint to cloud. Today, Trend Micro Control Manager and integrated DLP represent the next step in our data-centric protection strategy. We’re providing customers with pioneering single-click deployment of data protection policies across multiple layers of existing security infrastructure, all from a single console,” said Steve Quane, Chief Product Officer, Trend Micro.
The combination of Trend Micro Control Manager and Trend Micro’s innovative integrated DLP simplifies rollouts by minimising complexity and operational cost, with no need to build a separate security layer or data protection infrastructure. The result is rapid identification and response for compliance status, policy violations, and operational status. Pre-defined regional and industry-specific policy templates provide a quick start for customers most impacted by data privacy and compliance, such as healthcare, finance and PCI.
Data-centric protection integrated across the enterprise
Central policy management for data and threat protection
"A separate data protection infrastructure requires separate personnel, separate training, separate reporting and compliance regimes, and separate deployment, so choosing a low-impact integrated way to achieve data protection on the endpoint and in the network is critical,” said Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst, IT-Harvest. “As advanced persistent threats target particular information within the organisation, the APT defenses and data protection methodologies need to converge. Combining all of these elements in a comprehensive data protection regime achieves content control without the expense and implementation issues of today’s current overlay DLP solutions. Everyone says AV alone is not enough – now Trend Micro through integrated DLP and central management has made the combination of threat and data protection a simple matter of turning on license keys.”
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“We’ve been talking about enterprise DLP for years yet adoption is very low,” said Jon Oltsik, Sr. Principal Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “DLP is needed now more than ever, but DLP technology needs to adapt to bridge the implementation gap. DLP has been so difficult to build as a stand-alone infrastructure. The architecture needs to change to provide integrated layers of protection, centrally managed and easily deployed.”
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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