Over the past three years, Trend Micro has helped the Trust build a positive reputation for best practices security, thanks to its vulnerability shielding capabilities. “If you have a critical vulnerability Trend Micro is always ahead of the game,” says Sismey. “It’s enabled us to present upwards and outwards to NHS Digital that we’ve already mitigated risk even before Microsoft has given us a patch to deal with it.”
In addition to mitigating risk on legacy servers, Deep Security was proven effective at protecting clients against current threats like the Apache Log4J vulnerability.
“Sometimes we just cannot upgrade a server because of the historic data on it, which can’t be exported to a replacement solution,” explains Sismey. “Trend Micro allows us to put a security wrapper around those devices. We have regular audits and these older systems, protected by Trend Micro, are never on the list requiring further action or intervention. No one can get through that wrapper. Trend Micro has proven its worth time and time again.”
Deep Security also provides Sismey with peace of mind needed to focus on planning upgrades according to her own timetable.
“When you get a zero-day threat, you always need to reboot servers once a Microsoft patch comes out. But Trend Micro gives us an extra level of security without impacting the organization immediately,” concludes Sismey. “We can plan with the organization when to have the interruption. It feels like we’re a lot more in control.”