Accelerated Cloud-First Strategy Drives 79% Rating for Global Cybersecurity Channel

Trend Micro Retains Leadership Position in Canalys Global Cybersecurity Channel Matrix

AUCKLAND, July 13, 2021 Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced that it has been named a “Champion” in the Canalys Global Cybersecurity Leadership Matrix for the second year in a row. Following a major partner program refresh, the company saw extraordinary improvements in its channel program, with a 79% rating in its vendor benchmark.

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“Trend Micro’s Champion status shows the strength of its channel-first strategy and its effective support of partners with different business models,” said Matthew Ball, Canalys Chief Analyst. “It has proven to be a leader and partner enabler in key emerging areas, including securing cloud migration and hybrid security via cloud marketplaces.”

Canalys upped Trend Micro to second in the quadrant, with top-rated benchmark metrics from partners of “pricing speed and competitiveness” (82%) and “commitment to channel partners” (80%).

Canalys highlighted outstanding progress by Trend Micro in several key areas:

“At Trend Micro we know that our cloud leadership is stronger when our partners are part of the ecosystem. That’s why we put so much effort into refreshing our program to double down on cloud-first channel businesses,” said Evan Thomas, head of partnerships and alliances for Trend Micro. “We’re delighted to have yet another independent analysis of our performance has found so much to praise in Trend Micro’s ongoing commitment to these partners.”

Announced in April 2021, Trend Micro’s major channel program refresh delivers more cloud services resources to partners and rewarded cloud-first successes with additional discounts. “Trend Micro is a leader in securing customer’s cloud workloads via partners,” said Canalys. “It has simplified procurement and deployment through cloud marketplaces and was the first independent security vendor to enable committed consumption on AWS Marketplace for customers.”

More recently, Trend Micro announced a new platform of lead generation services to support partners’ continued growth during the pandemic. This included new offerings such as:

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Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fueled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro's cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organisations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints. As a leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, the platform delivers a powerful range of advanced threat defence techniques optimised for environments like AWS, Microsoft, and Google, and central visibility for better, faster detection and response. With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, Trend Micro enables organisations to simplify and secure their connected world.

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