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Trend Micro launches security platform with host of partners

By Catherine Knowles
Wed 27 Apr 2022

Trend Micro has announced the launch of Trend Micro One, a unified cybersecurity platform with a growing list of ecosystem technology partners.

The new platform is designed to help customers to better understand, communicate and lower their cyber risk, according to the company.

Trend Micro states, organisations are battling on all fronts to face mounting cyber risks from their complex and growing attack surface with stretched teams and siloed security products.

Recognising this, the unified security platform approach aims to deliver a continuous lifecycle of risk and threat assessment with attack surface discovery, cyber risk analysis and threat mitigation and response.

Inaugural partners of the Trend Micro One technology ecosystem include the following: Bit Discovery, Google Cloud, Microsoft, Okta, Palo Alto Networks, ServiceNow, Slack, Qualys, Rapid7, Splunk and Tenable.

According to the company, Trend Micro One delivers risk assessment capabilities, but the ecosystem partners extend that to make it more complete and competitive within the industry.

Joint customers benefit from connected visibility, better detection and response capabilities, and comprehensive protection across security layers and systems, the company states.

Trend Micro One supports this approach by enabling customers to:

  • Discover the attack surface: Identify, monitor, and profile cyber assets in customers' environments.
  • Understand and continuously assess risk: Analyse risk exposure, the status of vulnerabilities, the configuration of security controls, and types of threat activity.
  • Effectively mitigate risk: Ensure the right preventative controls and take swift action to mitigate risk and remediate attacks across the enterprise by leveraging Trend Micro's threat and risk intelligence.

Kevin Simzer, COO of Trend Micro, shared, "We are so proud that ecosystem partners and even some competitors value integrating into our platform."

He says, "Collectively we help enterprises fight the bad guys known as cyber criminals. Alone we are strong, but together our industry is unstoppable in helping customers eliminate security gaps anywhere, identify internal and external enterprise assets, and take critical steps to mitigate them."

According to Gartner, "vendors are increasingly acquiring or developing these adjacent technologies and integrating them into a single platform. The benefits are best realised when this integration minimises consoles and configuration planes and reuses components (e.g., endpoint agents) and information."

Jeremiah Grossman, CEO of Bit Discovery, comments, "We all know that digital transformation is table stakes for the post-pandemic enterprise. But this comes with additional risks: a bigger target for threat actors to aim at and more visibility and security coverage gaps for them to hide in."

"Trend Micro's approach stands out from the crowd notably with its blend of multiple sources of asset and risk visibility, including external attack surface visibility powered by Bit Discovery. Trend Micro's platform helps customers quickly get a prioritised and comprehensive understanding of their attack surface," says Grossman.

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