Trend Micro expands cloud-based security infrastructure


Infotech Lead India: Trend Micro has expanded the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, the cloud-based security infrastructure.

The new version of Smart Protection Network incorporates advanced big data analytic capabilities that enable Trend Micro to identify new security threats.

The Smart Protection Network now includes newly added technologies, including mobile app reputation (for mobile threats), vulnerability rules (for vulnerability and exploits), network inspection rules (for network communications), and in-the-cloud whitelisting (for minimizing false positives).

In 2008, Trend Micro identified one million malware samples, compared to 30 million unique threats Trend Micro is currently tracking for 2012. Mobile threats are also on the rise: In 2008, Trend Micro detected less than 100 threats designed for mobile devices; by comparison, in 2012, Trend Micro has already identified almost 27,000 new malicious apps for the Android platform alone.

“The ability to combat cybercriminals requires a far more purposeful collaboration within the industry – such as that between RSA and Trend Micro – and a strong security ecosystem focused on sharing actionable information and mitigating risk. Our RSA FraudAction service which is designed to help give our customers early warning about a broad variety of cyber threats, leverages real-time global threat intelligence data about viruses, spyware, spam and other malware from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. Trend Micro’s move to enhance and expand the Smart Protection Network will benefit our customers who rely on multiple sources of threat intelligence data to better understand and fight against multi-vector cyber threats,” said Dan Schiappa, senior vice president, identity and data protection, RSA, The Security Division of EMC.
“Since the launch of the Smart Protection Network in 2008, the threat landscape has shifted to now focus on mobility and targeted attacks. Threats and cybercriminal attacks have taken on an unprecedented level of volume, variety, and velocity. These changes demand a smarter, accelerated approach to security so that our customers can confidently embrace the mobile device and cloud-era, knowing their data is protected, no matter where it resides,” said Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro.

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