Trend Micro acquires TippingPoint

Trend Micro enhances its portfolio with the closing of its agreement with TippingPoint

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Trend Micro acquires TippingPoint Trend Micro TippingPoint solutions aim to bring customers comprehensive threat intelligence and protection for current and zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  March 24, 2016

Security software provider Trend Micro has announced its agreement with TippingPoint, a next-generation intrusion prevention systems provider from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Trend Micro TippingPoint solutions aim to bring customers comprehensive threat intelligence and protection for current and zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits.   

"We are very excited to see this agreement come to fruition as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enterprise security," said Eva Chen, CEO at Trend Micro. "With the addition of TippingPoint, Trend Micro provides customers with the unmatched ability to respond to known and unknown threats, exploits and vulnerabilities across the entire attack lifecycle.  Trend Micro is now in a unique position to deliver these integrated, layered capabilities to address the complex network security challenges facing global companies today."

Trend Micro TippingPoint includes the threat intelligence from Digital Vaccine Labs, as well as the Zero Day Initiative, the industry bounty program that encourages and rewards independent security researchers to identify previously unknown vulnerabilities. When combined with Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, it offers the industry capabilities to protect enterprises across the network, data centre, cloud and endpoints.

"With the addition of TippingPoint to its existing solution set, Trend Micro boasts one of the most complete security portfolios in the industry," said Rob Ayoub, research director at IDC.  "The modern enterprise is a labyrinth of endpoints, hybrid cloud infrastructure and networks.  It is critical to have a holistic security strategy, including multiple layers of protection and reliable, real-time threat intelligence to stay ahead of sophisticated attackers.  Trend Micro TippingPoint, along with the rest of Trend Micro's solutions, empowers corporate security teams to work smarter and more efficiently."

The $300m agreement, which was initially disclosed in October 2015, includes industry expertise, security technology and intellectual property, plus a large enterprise customer base.

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