Trend Micro expands enterprise security offer

Trend Micro has expanded its Enterprise Protection Strategy in a move aimed at attracting more enterprise level security customers.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  April 8, 2004

Anti-virus and internet content security firm Trend Micro has expanded its Enterprise Protection Strategy (EPS) initiative in a move aimed at attracting more enterprise level security customers. The company's EPS now includes new tools, services, and expertise to help customers manage the costs of what Trend Micro refers to as the virus "outbreak lifecycle". These additions include a new vulnerability assessment programme, the Network VirusWall 1200 appliance, Control Manager Version 3.0 and network virus scanning. "The landscape is changing from traditional mail delivery methods to network virus threats," said Justin Doo, managing director, Trend Micro Middle East, "a situation likely to worsen due to the increase in home working. We constantly review our products and the security landscape in general, and have developed enhancements to the EPS range of solutions in response to changing requirements." Trend Micro quoted Peter Firstbrook, senior research analyst at META Group research, when unveiling its new EPS tools. "Network worms continue to be problematic to organisations," claimed Firstbrook. "Experience has shown that network worm attacks are particularly difficult to contain with traditional, signature-based client and parameter virus filtering. The speed at which Worms proliferate can cause crippling network traffic with only a few infected clients, making remote identification, isolation, and repair of infected machines difficult. Organisations are looking for proactive protection policies, rapid identification of rogue/infected clients, and the ability to isolate and repair infected machines during an outbreak." Trend Micro’s announcement follows recent research findings by Eurocom PR Worldwide and NettResults that suggested network security will be one of the four main drivers of the IT recovery, alongside wireless telecommunications such as WiFi, WLANS and outsourcing. "The disruption caused by recent viruses has made IT security a priority," said Nick Leighton, managing director at NettResults.

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