New features help protect against targeted attacks and data loss as organizations migrate to the cloud
OTTAWA, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - As more organizations transition to the cloud for increased efficiencies and streamlined management of IT infrastructure, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader1 in cloud security, today announced upcoming new and enhanced capabilities for Microsoft Office 365 customers. These expanded services demonstrate Trend Micro's commitment to delivering solutions that help secure cloud architectures combined with centralized management, and comprehensive protection controls to help guard against data loss and advanced malware within Microsoft Corp.'s existing infrastructure.
"Our history with Microsoft runs deep, and our approach to providing customers with sound security-enhanced options will help users achieve the full benefits and ROI the cloud has to offer," said Partha Panda, vice president, global channels and strategic alliances, Trend Micro. "This complementary approach to security will help enable Microsoft partners to address their customers' concerns so they can more effectively close deals. As the largest, pure-play security software provider, we are deeply committed to being innovators in cloud protection as adoption surges across global industries."
Trend Micro helps enhance Microsoft environments with multi-layered threat and data protection that encompasses endpoints, Web and email. To better support channel partners' ability to sell Trend Micro's additional solutions for Microsoft Office 365, these centrally managed solutions will be available as part of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete suite. This interconnected set of security offerings delivers protection at endpoint, application and network levels to protect users with the broadest range of anti-malware capabilities available to thwart attacks such as Citadel, Luuuk, SpyEye and ZeuS. The suite enables organizations to tailor their defense based on their unique business requirements with flexible on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployment models that fit dynamic IT environments as they transition to the cloud.
"The cloud lets businesses stay focused on their customers and profits, rather than worrying about the limitations of lengthy deployment processes or outdated technology," said Kim Akers, general manager, Microsoft. "Companies like Trend Micro have a breadth of knowledge about data security that help secure cloud applications, and complement our solutions."
Trend Micro™ Cloud App Security
This new offering works directly with Office 365 using a Microsoft API for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. By providing data at rest encryption with customer-managed keys, customers will have added control of their data while preserving Office 365 functionality.
It also helps reduce risk with advanced malware scanning through sandbox analysis and simplifies compliance with data loss prevention.
Trend Micro™ Hosted Email Security
Currently, Trend Micro Hosted Email Security provides top performing spam2 and malware filtering for Office 365, helping protect users by scanning emails for malicious attachments and URLs, spam and graymail, and phishing attacks. The coming update includes enhanced spear phishing protection and hidden malware detection.
"Working with both Microsoft and Trend Micro allows us to offer powerful solutions that will help our customers' businesses grow by providing user-friendly technology that drives productivity and profitability," said Mike Hogan, Microsoft General Manager, En Pointe Technologies. "We are excited to learn that Trend Micro is continuing to invest in its Microsoft relationship. Microsoft's cloud services meet the needs of a wide variety of our customers, and the inclusion of Trend Micro gives us the ability to create an even stronger selling point."
Trend Micro offers a comprehensive range of security-enhanced solutions for Microsoft environments, including Deep Security™, SecureCloud™ and PortalProtect™ in support of Azure, SharePoint and Agent Extension. Additionally, Trend Micro solutions now support Exchange, SharePoint and Lync servers, on-premises or in the cloud. Trend Micro is also a member of Microsoft Active Protections Program to help protect against zero-day vulnerabilities announced in Microsoft Security Advisories.
For more information on Trend Micro's comprehensive security features for Microsoft Office 365, visit: www.trendmicro.com/office365
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, 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 TrendMicro.com.
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1 Experton Group - 2013 Cloud Vendor Benchmark report
2 OpusOne Anti Spam tests; http://cloudsecurity.trendmicro.com/us/technology-innovation/our-technology/competitive-benchmarks/#email-security
SOURCE: Trend Micro Canada
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