Trend Micro Cloud-Powered XDR Drives Monumental Business Value

August 03, 2020 - 08:08
Trend Micro Cloud-Powered XDR Drives Monumental Business Value

Organizations can save the cost of 8 full time employees by adopting an XDR approach, says ESG


HONGKONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 3August 2020 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the globalleader in cloud security, today shared the significant business valuedriven by cloud-powered XDR and Managed XDR offerings, which optimize threatdetection and response across all critical vectors. In a recent surveycommissioned by Trend Micro and conducted by ESG, organizations surveyedexperience faster detection and less alert fatigue as a result of intelligentlyusing data from all their security controls (including those coveringendpoints, email, servers, cloud workloads and networks).

According to the recentfindings from ESG*, previewed here with a whitepaper to publish in August, 85% of organizationsclaim that threat detection and response is getting harder due to an exponentiallymore sophisticated threat landscape and a lack of highly skilled securityexperts over the last two years.


Trend Micro's XDR solution is both a SaaS-basedoffering as well as a managed service with the "X" referring to the most extensive sets of data from moreprotection points, which is critical to find hidden threats. It was recentlynamed by Forrester as a Leader in enterprise detection and responseand achieved the highest initial detection in the MITRE ATT&CK® Framework.

City of Tyler, Texas CIO and Trend Microcustomer, Benny Yazdanpanahi said, "Our citizens and employees have a right toexpect that their data and public services are secured from cyber-threats, butour small IT workforce can't do everything, so we turned to Managed XDR.Finding a strong, committed partner with knowledge and expertise we don't havewas a game-changer for us. Our city motto is 'We are called to serve,' but thesame could equally be said of Trend Micro. They care about their customers."

Today's organizations are faced withsophisticated threats that may bypass even advanced protection. However, mostcurrent detection and response approaches are siloed, incomplete and overwhelmlimited security teams with disconnected alerts that lack actionableinformation. Security practitioners currently report being able to findcritical alerts but not necessarily having the clarity to resolve the issue dueto lack of additional details. 

In fact, ESG found that only 30% of organizations are confident that their threat detection and responsefunctions can perform at the speed needed to keep up with threats over the next12-24 months. Additionally, on average, organizations and overtaxed IT teamsignore 32% of security alerts.

Trend Micro XDR was the first solution to launchthat offers correlated detection beyond the endpoint: collecting and analyzingdata from email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks to moreeffectively hunt, detect and contain threats. It amounts to greater context,greater understanding and faster, more accurate incident response. ESG foundthat organizations that employ automated data aggregation techniques, likethose enabled by Trend Micro XDR, enjoy improved security outcomes. Forexample, they are generally able to restore in hours vs. days by a ratio of 83%vs. 66%.

The solution is also available as a managedservice (MDR), to further take the pressure off constrainedin-house teams with 24/7 full-threat analysis, threat hunting, response plansand remediation recommendations.

"There's no such thing as 100% preventionanymore, which puts the focus on effective threat detection and response. WithXDR, we've broken the mould with correlated detection across traditional siloesto help stretched IT teams optimize their response to stealthy threats," said Steve Quane, executive vice president at TrendMicro. "I'm proud of the fantastic value our solution offers businesses andof once again delivering on our commitment to secure the connected world. It'sa privilege to remain a trusted cybersecurity advisor for our globalcustomers."  

*ESG Research Insights Report, Validating Trend Micro'sApproach and Enhancing GTM Intelligence, 2020, to be published August 2020.

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