Trend Micro Custom Defense Extends Email Protection to Shield Customers Against Acute, High Impact Spear Phishing Attacks

   Trend Micro Custom Defense Extends Email Protection to Shield Customers
              Against Acute, High Impact Spear Phishing Attacks

A new breed of phishing attacks is evolving to be more deliberate, highly
extortionist, and harder to detect, calling for Trend Micro to step up its
email security solutions.

PR Newswire

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012

CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --As part of its recent
unveiling of a new Custom Defense solution to help customers combat APTs and
targeted attacks (read the announcement here), Trend Micro is also elevating
its email security products for better threat detection capability and
superior "custom" defenses to detect zero-day attacks that aggressively pursue
and compromise specific targets.

Many targeted attacks, having grown in volume, velocity, and variety, begin at
a seemingly benign point of contact: A simple email message disguised to be a
spear phishing message designed to give the attacker a nearly permanent inside
track to covertly siphon and bankrupt the victim's information database.
Relatively unknown a few years ago, targeted attacks against government,
corporate, educational, and civil society networks are regularly tracked today
by Trend Micro threat researchers who are analyzing cybercriminal activities
across the globe, 24 hours a day.

Building upon its threat intelligence and reconnaissance – unparalleled within
the industry – Trend Micro looks in more places for threat data, using big
data analytics to deliver actionable intelligence across mobile, physical, and
cloud environments. All of this provides the foundation for how the company is
aligning its email security solutions to better address the cyber-espionage
that's asserting the threat landscape. By integrating the new Trend Micro™
Deep Discovery Advisor, a hardware appliance that delivers threat detection
and sandboxing, network-wide log collection, and deep threat analysis into a
single platform, Trend Micro enables its email security solutions to not only
stop traditional threats, but also identify these highly targeted email
attacks that have come into play. Unlike specialized defense layers and
standard email security solutions, Trend Micro provides leading capabilities
in both traditional and advanced areas in a single email security layer with
largely existing infrastructure and administration personnel.

New features for targeted attack protection include:

  oSpear phishing protection, which scans incoming email for APTs and other
    targeted attacks; determines the scope of a potential compromise when a
    targeted attack message is first detected, detects advanced malware that
    may use unknown exploits, and issues adaptive security updates to other
    security layers. No organization is immune to spear phishing attacks. Even
    just last week, the White House confirmed an attempted hack on one of its
    networks – among the most secure in the world-- through a spear phishing
  oNew document exploit detection engine, which uses static and heuristic
    logic to examine PDF, MS Office, and other documents for abnormalities in
    addition to known and zero-day exploits. It is included with all three
    products at no additional charge and can be used with or without automatic
    sandbox analysis. The two Trend Micro™ ScanMail products can also use this
    engine to scan the mail store for targeted attacks which may have occurred
    before protection was available.
  oOptional integration with Deep Discovery Advisor to detect advanced
    malware. This newly created product provides automatic execution analysis
    of suspicious email attachments in customer defined sandbox environments.
    When threats are detected it integrates logs and Trend Micro threat
    intelligence to provide in-depth threat insights on who is attacking, with
    what, and how. Finally, it issues adaptive security updates to Trend Micro
    and 3^rd party products to remediate and protect against further attacks.
  oEnhanced web reputation powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection
    Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure to block malicious URLs.
    The recently expanded Smart Protection Network is a global threat
    intelligence that rapidly and accurately collects and identifies new
    threats, delivering instant protection for data wherever it resides.

Supporting quotes

Ed Brill, director, social business and collaboration solutions, IBM Corp.
"Trend Micro has an unwavering commitment to securing the Domino platform. In
the many years we've worked together, Trend Micro has consistently delivered
on its promise of creating the best email security solutions that are always
relevant to the most current threats. The latest advanced malware detection
capabilities integrated into ScanMail for Lotus Domino is an important step in
protecting our customers against today's most persistent threats."

Steve Quane, CPO, Trend Micro
"We're seeing more and more targeted attacks come through via email. The
impact of these attacks can be severe and any data obtained by the attackers
can be used in future, more precise attacks. Trend Micro's email security
solutions, now integrated with Deep Discovery Advisor, are the only offerings
we've found available today that include advanced threat detection capability
for superior APT defense."

Trend Micro is also introducing new versions of its email security products,
which will be available later this year. In addition to the new targeted
attack protections and integration with Deep Discovery Advisor these products
also include:

Trend Micro™ InterScan Messaging™ Security 8.2 SP2

  oNEW - Marketing Messaging Scanning, which identifies bulk marketing
    messages to allow customers to have separate dispositions for these

Trend Micro™ ScanMail™ for IBM Lotus Domino 5.5

  oThrough this major new release, Trend Micro, which supports the largest
    customers in the world running Lotus Domino, reaffirms its commitment to
    protecting this user base.
  oNEW – Data Loss Prevention, designed to block emails containing compliance
    data in real-time; searches mail store to discover non-compliance items;
    and integrates with Trend Micro Control Manager for central management.
  oNEW - Web Threat Protection with local Smart Protection Server, for added
    protection against spear phishing.

Trend Micro™ ScanMail™ for Microsoft Exchange 10.2 SP2

  oNEW – Search and Destroy, an innovative feature which performs targeted
    searches through the Exchange mail store to enable administrators to
    quickly respond to requests from legal, human resources, or security
    departments to find, trace, and destroy specific sensitive messages.

Supporting materials:

Supporting Videos:

  oTrend Micro Custom Defense
  oForrester Protecting Against APTs: Network Visibility
  oIT Harvest Interview About Deep Discovery
  oHow Deep Discovery Works Against Targeted Attacks

White Papers and Case Studies:

  oESG Understanding and Addressing APTs
  oMotel 6 Customer Case Study
  oLeading Manufacturing Company Customer Case Study

Data Sheets and Web pages:

  oTrend Labs Primer: Targeted Attack Entry Points
  oTrend Labs Infographic: Covert Arrivals - Targeted Attacks via Employee
  oMessaging and Collaboration
  oCombating Advanced Persistent Threats


Trend Micro's email security portfolio includes: Trend Micro InterScan
Messaging Security, Trend Micro ScanMail for IBM Lotus Domino, and Trend Micro
ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange. The latest version of ScanMail for Lotus
Domino will be available in early November 2012. The latest versions of
ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange and InterScan Messaging Security will be
available in December 2012.

About Trend Micro
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leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its
Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and
consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we
deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our
customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in
physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading
Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security
infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge –
from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts
around the globe.

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