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Trend plugs leak with Provilla purchase

Trend Micro announces acquisition of data leak prevention specialist Provilla

Trend Micro is boosting its product portfolio with the purchase of data leak protection specialist Provilla.

Privately-owned Provilla provides solutions to prevent the leakage of sensitive data, and to track and monitor data across multiple endpoints.

Provilla's solutions will be integrated into Trend's range in the long term, although stand-alone solutions will continue to be sold under the Provilla brand for the time being.

Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro said: "Trend Micro is focused on providing customers with the most useful, intelligent, centrally-controlled content-security solutions to address the latest unpredictable, malicious threats entering or leaving organisations, and that includes intentional or inadvertent data leaks.

"Solving this growing problem will require broader and deeper insight into the multiple endpoint data leak vulnerabilities and the use of intelligent solutions that can identify sensitive data and prevent its misuse through endpoint devices and channels. The acquisition of Provilla strengthens our ability to execute on our content-security strategy, with technology and products complementing our own," she added.

"As demand for DLP solutions has ramped quickly, we have been able to meet the need with a steady stream of innovative products and advancements primarily because of a stellar group of Provilla technologists," said Shu Huang, chief technical officer, Provilla. "Our people are excited by the opportunity to join forces with the Trend Micro team, which is known for a commitment to technical innovation and to customers globally that starts at the top and permeates the ranks. We see this as an opportunity to build a complete data leak prevention product suite that fits with Trend Micro's philosophy of central security management."

Details of the deal were not disclosed.

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