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Keep ahead of cyber criminals: Trend Micro unveils Smart Protection suite in Malaysia

AvantiKumar | Sept. 4, 2014
The new age of the Internet of Everything means more security gaps, said Trend Micro MD for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, Goh Chee Hoh.

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite Launch -  - Group Photo modified 

Photo - (From left) Goh Chee Hoh, Managing Director for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, Trend Micro Inc., Jean Lim, Director, Channel Management & Marketing, Trend Micro Malaysia, Victor Lo, Regional Consulting Director, SEA Region, Trend Micro Inc.


Trend Micro's new Q2 report shows the severity of attacks has escalated, which puts the onus on businesses to seal security gaps, said the security solutions firm during the launch of its new Smart Protection suite in Malaysia.

Goh Chee Hoh, Trend Micro managing director for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, said the company has successfully blocked an average of 5.8 billion threats per month this quarter, indicating a minor increase from last quarter's 5.4 billion threats.

Businesses are urged to deal with the security gaps which new trends in user behaviour bring, said Goh, adding that Trend Micro has developed enhancements to its Smart Protection suite to deal with next-generation threats across all layers of protection and deployment models.

He said the new improvements encompass PC and mobile endpoints, email, and Web security to enable integrated visibility and threat response. "With 'mix-and-match' support for cloud, hybrid, and on-premise deployments, the solution updates are ideal for enterprises and mid-size businesses moving to the cloud."

"In this new age of the Internet of Everything, it is equally important to protect both devices as well as the behind-the-scenes infrastructure. As businesses transition from physical to cloud, hybrid, and on-premise computing models; the security approaches they take need to evolve to counter the new threat landscape which will inevitably rise," said Goh.
Rethink strategies

"We have to remember that stolen data has no expiration date. It can and will be used in perpetuity," he said. "We should all rethink our security strategies as stewards of data and focus on becoming threat defense experts in our organizations. The Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite is designed to improve security capabilities as businesses navigate new waters in the cloud.  At the same time, we have also simplified deployment at the request of our customers by providing two clear cut options."

The two options for the Trend Micro Smart Protection suite are:

- Trend Micro Smart Protection for Endpoints - a high-performance endpoint security suite, which protects virtual and physical desktops against today's evolving threat landscape using the broadest range of anti-malware techniques available. Multiple layers of threat and data security protect users and corporate information across all devices and applications. This comprehensive suite integrates security across protection layers with flexible cloud deployment, simplified licensing, and central management for network-wide visibility and control of threats and data.

- Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete - is an interconnected suite of security that protects your users no matter where they are going or what they are doing. It delivers the best protection at multiple layers: endpoint, application, and network using the broadest range of anti-malware techniques available.

In addition, new security offerings for Microsoft Office 365 include:

- Trend Micro  Hosted Email Security - Enhanced spear phishing protection and hidden malware detection is added onto the current top performing spam 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.

- Trend Micro Cloud App Security - Works with Office 365 using a Microsoft API for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business.  Provides data at rest encryption with customer-managed keys, allows added control of data while preserving Office 365 functionality, and helps reduce risk with advanced malware scanning through sandbox analysis and simplifies compliance with data loss prevention.

The Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite is now available from authorised Trend Micro Partners.


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