Trend Micro Named a Leader in Extended Detection and Response (XDR) by Forrester

Trend Micro Vision One evaluated as having the highest score in firm’s first major XDR vendor evaluation

Singapore, October 15, 2021 Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, has announced the latest industry recognition for its Trend Micro Vision One platform. Trend Micro was named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021 report, and scored highest in the current offering category in the latest report of its kind by a major analyst firm. This recognition solidifies the potential of Trend Micro Vision One to assuage the security challenges faced by organizations in Asia Pacific.

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“Their capabilities of truly providing a full view of the environment from the security stack is unusual and impactful,” said customers cited in the report. The Forrester report states, “[It] is the best fit for companies that need a robust, easy-to-operate security suite. Organizations that want a platform to deliver cross-telemetry integration of traditional security tools and top customer service will benefit from a relationship with Trend Micro.”

There is immense potential for Trend Micro Vision One to elevate the security capabilities for organizations in Asia Pacific, where many are being pushed to their limits. Nilesh Jain, vice president for Southeast Asia and India, Trend Micro, said, “Over 70% of organizations in Asia Pacific reported that they are likely to experience a customer data breach in the next 12 months, making it the most at-risk data type, according to our lastest Cyber Risk Index.”

“Furthermore, security teams across the region are heavily understaffed when it comes to incident response, and existing staff are feeling overwhelmed by the wealth of security alerts. In Singapore alone, we found that 72% of security analysts are emotionally impacted by security alerts, with one in five frequently ignoring these alerts. Asia Pacific simply cannot afford to lose more talent to burnout as the shortage of cybersecurity frontliners becomes increasingly acute,” added Jain.

“Trend Micro Vision One is our answer to these challenges. It allows organizations to see more and respond faster – collecting and automatically correlating telemetry across email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks, to speed up detections and investigations. Many of our customers are already seeing the benefits that it can offer, including extended visibility, fewer alerts, and insightful intelligence,” said Jain.

Trend Micro launched its first regional data lake for XDR last year in Singapore, its AMEA headquarters, owing to the nation’s credibility as a regional business hub. With this, Trend Micro aims to address demand for data sovereignty and data protection for customers across the region.

The New Wave report also cites that “Trend Micro has loyal customers confident in the security efficacy of the offering.”

“They cite Trend Micro’s roadmap transparency and above-and-beyond customer support (including support at the prospect stage) as key to its success,” it adds.

Of the fourteen vendors evaluated, Forrester gave Trend Micro’s XDR offering differentiated scores in seven out of 10 criteria:

·       Visibility

·       Detection

·       Investigation

·       Product architecture

·       Threat hunting

·       Product security

·       Product vision

“Today’s security analysts are faced with a daunting set of responsibilities to identify critical threats and limit lasting damage from attacks,” said Wendy Moore, vice president of product marketing at Trend Micro. “Yet major visibility gaps and alert overload are all too common. We created a single unified platform with these challenges in mind, so it’s fantastic to see Forrester’s independent analysis position us as a leader.”

The New Wave report follows a series of recognitions by Forrester this year of Trend Micro products that comprise the company’s Vision One platform. The analyst firm named Trend Micro a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021 report and a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security Software as a Service, Q2 2021. A separate, commissioned Total Economic Impact™ study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Trend Micro this year found that Trend Micro Cloud One can deliver projected ROI of up to 188% over three years.

Trend Micro Vision One goes beyond any other XDR offering or legacy EDR solution to connect email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks – and uses powerful security analytics to correlate data with Trend Micro’s global threat intelligence. Integrations are also possible with third-party Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) tools as well as Azure Active Directory to maximize value for customers. The overall result is fewer, higher confidence alerts and earlier detection, all from a single location.


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