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Trend Micro acquires Broadweb

Taiwan-based network security provider to enhance Trend Micro’s Custom Defense solution

Trend Micro acquires Broadweb

Security software company Trend Micro today announced the acquisition of Broadweb, a Taiwan-based provider of network security solutions.

Broadweb's deep-packet inspection and real-time blocking of malicious packets is expected to strengthen Trend Micro's Custom Defense Solution, which provides comprehensive network-wide visibility and protection against targeted attacks and sophisticated advanced threats. According to Trend Micro, Broadweb's proven technology has been validated independently by NSS Labs and has received ICSA Labs IPS Certification. In addition to offering its own branded network security solution in Asia, Broadweb's OEM customers include a variety of network security vendors.

Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

"As attacks evolve, conventional network security is no longer sufficient to keep digitised data, intellectual property and communications safe," said Kevin Simzer, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Trend Micro.

"Our Custom Defense solution is unlike anything on the market. It enables organisations to detect, analyse, adapt and respond to targeted attacks and advanced threats. Integrating Broadweb's proven capabilities into our Custom Defense Solution enhances our ability to provide customers with the most comprehensive solution for targeted attacks available today."

Trend Micro's Custom Defense is said to deliver "holistic, actionable intelligence to mitigate targeted attacks and advanced threats before a network can be compromised".

"With the ability to proactively identify customised threats across devices, protocols, operating systems and networks, the unique offering empowers organisations to identify and respond to cyber attacks that are purpose-built to evade standard IT security," Trend Micro said.

"We are excited and honored that our talents and technologies will be a part of the Trend Micro family," said Dr Terence Liu, CEO of Broadweb.

"Both companies are built on strong cyber security DNA and engineering culture. We anticipate this spark to unleash inspiration and creativity for next-generation network security technologies."

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