Trend Micro Simplifies Advanced Threat Detection and Network Analysis

Latest offering will empower stretched IT security teams to become more strategic

NEW ZEALAND, August 24, 2018Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today introduced advanced analytics capabilities for its network security solution, Deep Discovery. Now in addition to detecting and analysing advanced threats on the network, customers will be able to streamline investigation and response with automated analysis and correlation of network events, while maximising organisations’ limited IT security resources.

Organisations today are being squeezed on both sides, by an endemic cybersecurity skills shortage* and increasingly determined threat actors, driving a heightened fear of missing new threats. They desperately need a way to simplify and prioritise threat information, accelerating detection and response.

“Nobody likes to be blindsided. Security professionals need to be able to see what is happening across their network and respond quickly when needed. They need to be able to filter the noise so they can focus on critical tasks,” said Mick McCluney, Technical Director, Trend Micro ANZ. “The new network analytics capabilities of Deep Discovery do just that, empowering organisations struggling with skills shortages to keep themselves protected and productive.”

In addition to the new network analytics capabilities, Deep Discovery has enhanced the sharing of advanced threat information or indicators of compromise (IOCs) by leveraging standards-based formats and transfers (STIX, TAXII, YARA). All compatible security solutions an organisation uses, including the entire Trend Micro product family and third-party products, will have the up to the minute threat intelligence. This simplifies IOC management for stretched IT teams.

“Today’s organisations are being steadily submerged by threat alerts. Firefighting these individual problems means there is no time for the security team to focus on the bigger picture,” said Rob Ayoub, IDC Program Director, Security Products. “Solutions that address this challenge effectively can offer significant benefits — enabling IT security teams to do more with less and add true strategic value to the organisation.”

Network analytics enable security teams to easily look back at historical data in an automated way to determine:

By providing a prioritised view of advanced threat detections it helps IT security teams automate investigations for quicker action, helping them save time and allowing them to focus their limited resources on other activities. In addition, the solution accelerates remediation efforts and even prevents further attacks thanks to information displayed across the attack lifecycle.

“When it comes to threat detection and response, speed is essential when trying to minimise the impact of an attack. With limited time and resources, we need a tool that can help us correlate threats and quickly steer us in the right direction.” said Jeff Ringness, IT Security Architect at Eaton Corp. “Now Trend Micro can aid in the heavy lifting, turning a manual intensive process into something far more manageable. By grouping similar detections together in one easy to view screen, our security team will be able to reduce the time to investigate and shift our efforts to prevention and remediation.”

Advanced threat sharing and network analytics capabilities for Deep Discovery are now available globally.

*ESG research from early 2017 claimed 45 percent of organisations have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills, while 70 percent believe it has had an impact on their organisation. The global shortfall is predicted to reach 1.8m cybersecurity professionals by 2022.

About Trend Micro

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