Trend Micro Endpoint Security Recognized with Recommended Rating by NSS Labs

HONG KONG, CHINA–(Marketwired – Feb 19, 2017) – Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704) ( TSE : 4704 ), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that the company has received a recommended rating based on the NSS Labs inaugural Advanced Endpoint Protection Public Test. In addition to Trend Micro receiving one of the highest malware protection scores with no false positives, Trend Micro’s endpoint security proved to be 100 percent effective against exploits and evasion. NSS Labs testing demonstrates a deep understanding that 90 percent of malware targets a single device, and cyber criminals are designing more sophisticated malware to evade specific defenses or to exploit known software vulnerabilities.

“IT leaders have to shift through many marketing claims of superior endpoint protection from numerous vendors to determine the most effective solution for their investment,” said Kevin Simzer, executive vice president, sales, marketing and business development for Trend Micro. “What this NSS Labs endpoint protection public test does is present a truly independent and unbiased public test to help customers understand that user protection must be viewed as a comprehensive solution. We are pleased to be recognized with a recommended rating from NSS Labs in endpoint protection.”

Trend Micro customers have said that a layered endpoint protection approach provides the best protection against the broadest range of threats for them. Customers have indicated the need for endpoint security solutions that offer additional capabilities aimed at stopping more threats and exploits, such as behavioral analysis, machine learning, exploit and vulnerability protection, application control and sandbox analysis, along with data loss prevention and encryption solutions to protect data.

Customers have requested more centralized visibility and control to reduce the burden on their IT organizations and lessen dependence on multiple management consoles. A connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control across security for endpoints, mobile devices, SaaS applications and email and web gateways provides a holistic view of what is happening, and automates the sharing of threat intelligence among all security components so defenses can automatically adapt without the need for human intervention.

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suites delivers all these capabilities by protecting endpoints with XGen™ security, a blend of cross-generational threat defense techniques that intelligently applies the right technique at the right time, resulting in more effective and efficient protection against a full range of threats. It offers customers smarter protection through a connected threat defense in cost-effective packages.

“Trend Micro endpoint protection solutions have demonstrated excellent results through its multiple layers of threat defense techniques,” said Vikram Phatak, chief executive officer for NSS Labs. “Our clients are requesting effective security using the latest detection technology to defend against a multitude of unknown threats, exploits and evasions. Trend Micro has proven its ability to stay ahead of the curve through its XGen™ technology capabilities.” 

For the complete NSS Labs report, visit https://resources.trendmicro.com/NSSLabs-Adv-Endpoint-Report.html and to learn more about Endpoint Security, visit www.trendmicro.com/xgen.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cyber security solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables users to enjoy their digital lives safely. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.hk.

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Symantec Unveils New Solutions for Total Cloud Security …

As enterprises embrace cloud applications and infrastructure, leading cyber security company Symantec Corporation on Wednesday unveiled new innovations to its Symantec Cloud Security Platform, offering a comprehensive cloud security.

The Symantec Cloud Security Platform provides a complete package for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at enterprises to securely enable cloud adoption while unifying both cloud and traditional on-premise environments for security.

“The value to the enterprise of shifting to cloud applications and services is undeniable. At the same time, cyber criminals look at this new, borderless infrastructure as a potential goldmine,” Mike Fey, President and Chief Operating Officer at Symantec, said in a statement.

Symantec has integrated its “Data Loss Prevention (DLP)” with its cloud-delivered “Web Security Service (WSS)” that will ensure safety for mobile users and remote offices, simultaneously protecting organizational data as it is in transit.

When combined with existing integrations across Symantec Email.cloud and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Symantec can now deliver DLP across web, email and cloud applications, providing a secure transition to the cloud generation.

Symantec`s new Malware Analysis Advanced Service (MAAS) delivers full behavioral sandbox detonation of files within WSS to help protect users from the world`s most advanced threats.

To address the visibility issue, Symantec has announced “Cloud Workload Protection” to deliver automated security policy enforcement and protect applications from unknown exploits inside of both Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

Symantec also announced support for AWS with its Web Application Firewall and extended CASB portfolio to gain visibility and control over Microsoft Azure.

“Symantec is the only cyber security provider in the industry that can address the challenges of the Cloud Generation holistically, enabling our customers to take full advantage of the cloud while helping to ensure their critical information is secure and protected,” Fey added.

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Symantec: Is It Safe to Buy This Stock?

Over the past year, shares of software security provider Symantec ( (SYMC) ) have risen a staggering 81%. But is this stock safe to buy right now?

After seeing big jumps in June and again in August of last year, SYMC moved sideways for months. But the stock took off as soon as the calendar turned to 2017 — and ever since, hedge funds have been feasting on shares of Symantec. This year alone, the stock is up 19%. 

Symantec has spent years in the investor doghouse. The company bought data storage company Veritas for $13 billion in 2005 — and ended up with a turkey. The deal drained management’s time from cybersecurity, and the shares languished in the backwater of many investors’ subconsciouses.

As the company sputtered about, three CEOs had left the company by 2012. Revenue has dropped every year since 2012, as the personal computer business circled the bowl.

The need for prepackaged security software began to dry up. Symantec’s flagship product, Norton Antivirus, lost market share as Microsoft (MSFT) incorporated antivirus software into Windows. Cyber threats became more sophisticated — and Norton fell further behind.

Meanwhile, the market for enterprise and network security took off. According to Gartner Research, $92 billion will be spent on cybersecurity this year. Earlier this year, Symantec sold Veritas to the Carlyle Group for $7.4 billon and purchased Blue Coat Systems for $4.65 billion. The company appointed former Blue Coat CEO Greg Clark to lead the merged group.

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