Trend Micro Improves Smart Protection Platform to Better Prevent, Detect, Analyze and Respond to Broad Range of Threats

  Trend Micro Improves Smart Protection Platform to Better Prevent, Detect,
                Analyze and Respond to Broad Range of Threats

Next-generation endpoint sensor and enhanced network threat defense accelerate
protection, remediation of targeted attacks

PR Newswire

DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2014

DALLAS and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --In today's complex and
IT-constrained environment, organizations need a complete, systematic approach
for thwarting the massive volume of traditional threats, while handling the
rise of newer, more sophisticated attacks. At RSA 2014, Trend Micro
Incorporated  (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) is announcing the latest enhancements to
the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Platform, building upon a set of unified
threat defense capabilities that already enable customers to protect their
organization against known threats, yet also detect and respond to new
targeted attacks, immediately guarding against further intrusion.

"Businesses and governments are under attack, and signature-based approaches
alone just won't cut it," said Eva Chen, CEO and co-founder, Trend Micro.
"We've made a dramatic shift to lead the way in next-generation threat
defense—continually innovating our Smart Protection Platform with new
techniques that best protect against today's threats."

The most notable enhancement to the Smart Protection Platform is the all-new
Trend Micro™ Smart Sensor solution, a context-aware endpoint monitoring
solution that enables threat investigators to rapidly detect and assess the
nature and extent of targeted attacks on endpoints and servers, speeding time
to remediation. Working in conjunction with the Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™
solution, which offers protection against targeted attacks, Smart Sensor
collects unique intelligence to drive enterprise-wide threat investigation and

As opposed to focusing on only advanced threats, the Smart Protection Platform
supports a complete cycle of protection across networks, endpoints and
servers. With centralized visibility and control, correlated threat
intelligence and flexible on-premise or cloud deployment options, it also
delivers more cost-effective and manageable capabilities.

Gartner recently recommended a holistic strategy to guard against advanced
attacks. Their report[1] notes that: "Capabilities must work together as
system. The end result should not be 12 silos of disparate information
security solutions. The end goal should be that these different capabilities
integrate and share information to build a security protection system that is
more adaptive and intelligent overall. For example, while the enterprise may
not have had a 'signature' to prevent a breach initially, after the attack is
discovered, the enterprise can use the knowledge gained by a forensic analysis
of the attack to block further infections, in essence developing a 'custom
defense' against the attack."

In alignment with this analysis, Trend Micro Smart Protection Platform
enhancements include:

Trend Micro™ Smart Sensor
Offering continuous security monitoring at the endpoint, Smart Sensor enables
threat investigators to rapidly discover and gain insight into the nature and
extent of targeted attacks on endpoints and servers. It monitors detailed
process-level and network communications activities of systems, empowering the
analyst to easily perform multi-level "signature-less" investigations using
rich IOC (indicators of compromise) parameters from Deep Discovery or any
intelligence source.

With Smart Sensor, threat investigators are able to:

  oAnalyze the enterprise-wide chain of events involved in a targeted attack
  oMonitor and investigate endpoints regardless of their location – on
    premise, remote or cloud-based
  oDiscover and verify system infiltration, malicious command and control
    (C&C) communications, and suspicious account activities
  oUnderstand actual malware behavior including delivery method, execution,
    communications and system implications

Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™ Email Inspector
This new solution protects companies from spear phishing emails that are the
typical starting point for today's targeted attacks. It uses proven sandboxing
and other advanced detection engines to identify malicious attachments or
embedded URLs, allowing the customer to analyze the threats and to set
automatic policies for email blocking or quarantine. Deep Discovery Email
Inspector complements existing email security solutions, adding a layer of
targeted attack protection at a company's most vulnerable point of entry.

Trend Micro™ Deep Discovery™ Inspector v3.6
To date, Trend Micro's Deep Discovery Inspector has been broadly deployed at
hundreds of enterprise and government organizations around the world. The
latest update further addresses the needs of large-scale organizations by
enhancing and extending sandboxing analysis and threat investigation
capabilities, enhancing SIEM integration and introducing a new 4 Gbps model.
Customers can now create more custom sandbox images, concurrently analyze more
files and more rapidly analyze attack details within Deep Discovery or their
SIEM systems. In addition, the new 4Gbps model, Deep Discovery Inspector
supports broader deployment options to better protect against targeted

A blog post with more details about the Trend Micro Smart Protection Platform
can be viewed here.

Trend Micro has already helped the second largest distributor of premium wine
and spirits in the U.S., Republic National Distributing Company, to
proactively identify potential threats that their current security solutions
had missed. Deep Discovery has prevented attacks on the company's
infrastructure, positively impacting all aspects of operations. Now the
company is eager to deploy this next generation of protection products and

"The effectiveness of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Platform has been
invaluable for our company, allowing us to concentrate on delivering the best
service and customer response in our industry," said John Dickson, director,
IT Infrastructure, Republic National Distributing Company. "We have been
extremely pleased with its functionality and reliability to help us guard
against network threats. To learn that the technology is being enhanced to
provide even more comprehensive protection is truly exciting and will offer a
welcome addition to our overall information security strategy as threats
become more deceptive."

Trend Micro will be at the 2014 RSA Conference in San Francisco showcasing a
variety of solutions at booth No. 2601, Moscone North Hall. Experts will also
be presenting on topics including:

  o"Critical Infrastructure Protection in the Cloud" (Cloud Security Alliance
    Presented by JD Sherry, Trend Micro, VP technology and solutions
    Feb. 24, 11:05 a.m. - 11:35 a.m., Moscone Center West: Room 2014
  o"New Ideas on CAA, CT and Public Key Pinning for a Safer Internet" (panel
    Moderated by Kirk Hall, Trend Micro, operations director for Trust
    Feb. 25, 4 p.m. – 5 p.m., Moscone Center West: Room 2016
  o"Project 2020: Preparing your Organization for Future Threats…Today"
    (track session)
    Presented by Rik Ferguson, Trend Micro, VP security research
    Feb. 26, 8:40 a.m. – 9 a.m., Moscone Center West: Room 3012
  o"Bad Romance: 3 Reasons Hackers Love your Web Apps & How to Break Them Up"
    (sponsor track session)
    Presented by JD Sherry, Trend Micro, VP technology and solutions
    Feb. 27, 9:20 a.m. – 10:20 a.m., Moscone Center North: Room 131

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, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™
infrastructure, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the
globe. For more information, visit

[1] "Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection From Advanced
Attacks" February 12, 2014

SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated

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