Trend Micro reveals Custom Defence

Threat protection solution is designed to allow enterprises to detect and stop APTs, targeted attacks

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Trend Micro reveals Custom Defence Trend Micro in introducing its Custom Defence security software designed to stop APTs and targeted attacks before they happen.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  November 4, 2012

Trend Micro is introducing its Custom Defence advanced threat protection solution designed to enable businesses and government agencies not only to detect and analyse advanced persistent threats (APTs) and targeted attacks, but also to adapt their protection and respond to these attacks. Custom Defence integrates software, global threat intelligence, and specialised tools and services.

Trend Micro's Custom Defence solution is designed to enable a complete Detect - Analyse - Adapt - Respond lifecycle.  Custom Defence is designed to block and shut down attacks before the real damage occurs. The solution also delivers custom insight about the specific threat and cybercriminals involved.

According to Trend Micro, a study showed that many organisations feel that they have been targeted and 67% admit that their current security activities are insufficient to stop a targeted attack,  55% are not even aware of intrusions, and fewer know the extent of the attack or who is behind it. While necessary to thwart the majority of today's attacks, standard defences have proven insufficient to handle APTs and targeted attacks; a custom attack requiresa custom defence.

The Custom Defence solution features a threat protection platform designed to perform network-wide monitoring to detect zero-day malware, malicious communications and attacker behaviors. Custom Defence is integrated with control points across the network, the solution can detect and block attacks occurring via corporate and personal email, social media applications, mobile devices and more. It can also detect and block malware communications back to the cybercriminal, or attempts to move laterally to other valuable systems within the network. The Custom Defence solution allows for multiple, customer-defined sandboxes that allow them to determine whether they have been breached. The Custom Defence sandbox detonates suspect code in a safe, controlled environment that can be optimised for performance and to evade hacker techniques that are on the lookout for sandboxing solutions.

Upon detection, the Custom Defence solution is designed to enable organisations to profile in depth the risk, origin and characteristics of the attack, and is designed to deliver actionable intelligence.

The solution helps customers create custom responses to targeted attacks, such as IP blacklists, custom spear phishing protection, and custom signatures.  The solution is designed to automatically update the global threat intelligence network and issues custom security updates to Trend Micro gateway, endpoint and server enforcement points. Built using an open and extensible platform, the solution can also send security updates to non-Trend Micro security products that may already be an important part of an organisation's defence in-depth strategy.

The solution is also designed to deliver 360-degree contextual visibility of the attack, and can deliver insight such as what information is being targeted, how the attack works, who the attacker is, and who is actually sponsoring the attack.

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