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Trend Micro New Offering Enables Telecom Provides to Push a Security Layer Across Users’ Digital Life

Trend Micro Consumer Connect stops threats before they can compromise smart home or mobile devices

 

HONG KONG , CHINA - Media OutReach - February 26, 2019 - Trend Micro
Incorporated

(
TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today
announced a comprehensive security suite designed for telecom companies to
deploy to better protect their users. This suite protects customers' whole
digital life against known and unknown threats by laying a virtual security
layer around devices. Trend Micro Consumer Connect is highly scalable, easy to
integrate and simple to deploy, adding a competitive advantage for leading
telecom providers.

 

With 5G set to drive a new era of IoT
adoption*, telecoms have a unique opportunity to add value by protecting their
customers.
Trend
Micro research predicts

an IoT "worm war" will emerge this year, as hackers compete to compromise home
devices including routers, conscripting them into botnets like the notorious
Mirai campaigns that led to some of the biggest DDoS attacks ever recorded.

 

"Smart home device sales are expected
to reach $1.3bn by 2022[2], but
cyber-criminals are primed to take advantage of design flaws and insecure
configuration to hijack equipment and use it in damaging DDoS, info-stealing
and other attacks," said Akihiko Omikawa, executive vice president IoT security
for Trend Micro. "Our new suite securely lets Telecom providers help their
customers lock their smart homes against intruders. That's great news for
consumers and our telecom partners, who get a highly flexible, optimizable
solution from a committed partner which will help to drive competitive
advantage."

 

Trend Micro Consumer Connect combines
endpoint protection, network defense and data security capabilities, leveraging
Trend Micro's industry leading Smart Protection Network for global threat
intelligence. A handy smartphone app provides visibility and control where
users need it most, enabling them to check which devices are protected.

 

It protects against ransomware,
zero-day threats, info-stealing trojans, crypto-mining, and other online
threats designed to compromise IoT endpoints, covering all smart home devices
plus PCs and mobiles.

 

Telecom partners also benefit from
Trend Micro's unbeatable end-to-end support. Features include: simple API-based
integration into the partner's infrastructure and processes; flexible solution
to align to customers' needs; a security dashboard to help partners better
understand their customers; exceptional support throughout the customer
journey; and built-in marketing toolkits to drive ARPU and business growth.

 

Trend Micro will introduce its new
integrated security suite
at
Mobile World Congress

(MWC) in Barcelona, February 25-28, 2019. This flexible solution aligns to
customers' needs and all under a single subscription. To find out more
visit our website.

 

*Gartner
predicts
the number of global connected things
will reach 25 billion by 2021.



[2] IDC News Release, All Categories of Smart Home Devices Forecast to Deliver
Double-Digit Growth Through 2022, 1 October 2018

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global
leader in cybersecurity 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
6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world's most advanced global
threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure their journey
to the cloud.
For
more information, visit
www.trendmicro.com.hk.

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