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

February 26, 2019 - 04:37
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 MicroIncorporated(TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, todayannounced a comprehensive security suite designed for telecom companies todeploy to better protect their users. This suite protects customers' wholedigital life against known and unknown threats by laying a virtual securitylayer around devices. Trend Micro Consumer Connect is highly scalable, easy tointegrate and simple to deploy, adding a competitive advantage for leadingtelecom providers.


With 5G set to drive a new era of IoTadoption*, telecoms have a unique opportunity to add value by protecting theircustomers. TrendMicro research predictsan IoT "worm war" will emerge this year, as hackers compete to compromise homedevices including routers, conscripting them into botnets like the notoriousMirai campaigns that led to some of the biggest DDoS attacks ever recorded.


"Smart home device sales are expectedto reach $1.3bn by 2022[2], butcyber-criminals are primed to take advantage of design flaws and insecureconfiguration to hijack equipment and use it in damaging DDoS, info-stealingand other attacks," said Akihiko Omikawa, executive vice president IoT securityfor Trend Micro. "Our new suite securely lets Telecom providers help theircustomers lock their smart homes against intruders. That's great news forconsumers and our telecom partners, who get a highly flexible, optimizablesolution from a committed partner which will help to drive competitiveadvantage."


Trend Micro Consumer Connect combinesendpoint protection, network defense and data security capabilities, leveragingTrend Micro's industry leading Smart Protection Network for global threatintelligence. A handy smartphone app provides visibility and control whereusers 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 onlinethreats designed to compromise IoT endpoints, covering all smart home devicesplus PCs and mobiles.


Telecom partners also benefit fromTrend Micro's unbeatable end-to-end support. Features include: simple API-basedintegration into the partner's infrastructure and processes; flexible solutionto align to customers' needs; a security dashboard to help partners betterunderstand their customers; exceptional support throughout the customerjourney; and built-in marketing toolkits to drive ARPU and business growth.


Trend Micro will introduce its newintegrated security suite atMobile World Congress(MWC) in Barcelona, February 25-28, 2019. This flexible solution aligns tocustomers' needs and all under a single subscription. To find out more visit our website.


*Gartnerpredicts the number of global connected thingswill reach 25 billion by 2021.

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

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