Trend Micro Acquires Broadweb to Enhance Network Protection Against Targeted
Attacks and Advanced Threats
Technology integrates with existing capabilities for custom defense
DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2013
DALLAS, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) today
announced the acquisition of Broadweb, a Taiwan-based provider of advanced
network security solutions. Broadweb's innovative deep packet inspection and
real-time blocking of malicious packets will strengthen Trend Micro's Custom
Defense Solution, which provides comprehensive network-wide visibility and
protection against targeted attacks and sophisticated advanced threats.
Broadweb's proven technology has been validated independently by NSS Labs and
has received ICSA Labs IPS Certification. In addition to offering its own
branded network security solution in Asia, Broadweb's OEM customers include a
variety of leading network security vendors. Financial terms of the
acquisition are not being disclosed.
"As attacks evolve, conventional network security is no longer sufficient to
keep digitized data, intellectual property and communications safe," said
Kevin Simzer, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Trend
Micro. "Our Custom Defense solution is unlike anything on the market. It
enables organizations to detect, analyze, adapt and respond to targeted
attacks and advanced threats. Integrating Broadweb's proven capabilities into
our Custom Defense Solution enhances our ability to provide customers with the
most comprehensive solution for targeted attacks available today."
Trend Micro's Custom Defense delivers holistic, actionable intelligence to
mitigate targeted attacks and advanced threats before a network can be
compromised. With the ability to proactively identify customized threats
across devices, protocols, operating systems and networks, the unique offering
empowers organizations to identify and respond to cyber attacks that are
purpose-built to evade standard IT security.
"We are excited and honored that our talents and technologies will be a part
of the Trend Micro family," said Dr. Terence Liu, CEO of Broadweb. "Both
companies are built on strong cyber security DNA and engineering culture. We
anticipate this spark to unleash inspiration and creativity for
next-generation network security technologies."
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, rated number
one in server security (IDC, 2013), strives to make the world safe for
exchanging digital information. Built on 25 years of experience, our solutions
for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to
protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the
cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with
innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits
an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global
threat intelligence data mining framework, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection
Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around
the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.
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