At Trend Micro, we’re proud of our 25+ year heritage in the information security industry. During that time, we’ve continued to invest in our threat research team, all lazer-focused on spotting and anticipating the next major threats to your organization. These days, much of their time is spent researching ways to better protect our customers from targeted attacks and advanced threats.
Trend Micro already has a formidable line-up of web and email security solutions, including ScanMail for Exchange, ScanMail for Lotus Domino, InterScan Message Server and InterScan Web Server. But we’re always looking to stay ahead of attackers, which is why we offer our customers the Enhanced Protection Against Targeted Attacks solution, to leverage their existing investments and address targeted attacks and advanced threats.
Targeted attacks: An executive nightmare
By now, you’ve all probably heard of targeted attacks. They can arrive as malicious email attachments or URLs in spear phishing mails which users are often oblivious to. Once advanced malware has been unwittingly downloaded by any of your employees, attackers have a foothold on your network and can now steal your most valuable assets: customer data, intellectual property or trade secrets.
Targeted attacks represent a nightmare scenario for business and IT leaders alike. For any executive, a targeted attack could be a severe career-limiting blow. Not only are there spiralling costs to contend with thanks to potential financial penalties and litigation costs, but the financial impact of clean-up, and the unquantifiable damage to brand and reputation, can tear up a balance sheet.
It’s no wonder the RSA Security breach is thought to have cost EMC over $60m, while the Ponemon Institute estimates targeted breaches on average cost firms $5.9m.
Meanwhile, IT and Security leaders are struggling to cope with sophisticated attacks that use highly effective spear phishing techniques and watering hole attacks which are difficult to educate users against. All the while, organizations have a growing attack surface thanks to the growth of remote access, use of third-party networks, and the growth of bring your own device. As if this wasn’t enough, addressing targeted attacks and advanced threats has to be done on a tight budget.
Leveraging an industry leader
That’s why Trend Micro customers should look to enhance their protection against targeted attacks. Using a purpose-built appliance to add the ability to detect advanced malware and attacker methods to your existing investment in ScanMail and InterScan products. Doing so will enable your organization to block spear phishing and watering hole attacks associated with targeted attacks thanks to:
- Email, URL, file, and IP reputation analysis – Using intelligence within the cloud-based Trend Micro Smart Protection Network.
- Document exploit detection – Specialized detection and custom sandboxing to discover advanced malware and exploits delivered in common office documents and other file formats
- Email attachment analysis – Examines email attachments using multiple detection engines, and sandboxing.
- Seamless Interoperability – Enhances existing Trend Micro email and web gateways without the need for policy or platform changes
It’s not just the lower cost of ownership and reduced IT management burden which makes Trend Micro a natural choice for targeted attack protection. Enhancing your existing Trend Micro web and email security means you continue to leverage your investment and derive greater benefit from the Smart Protection Network which blocks 250m+ threats per day while making life far more difficult for attackers using web and email as attack vectors.