Trend Micro boosts protection for Office 365

  • New features help protect against targeted attacks and data loss
  • Available as part of Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete suite

AS more organisations transition to the cloud for increased efficiencies and streamlined management of IT infrastructure, Trend Micro Inc has announced upcoming new and enhanced capabilities for Microsoft Office 365 customers.
These expanded services demonstrate Trend Micro’s commitment to delivering solutions that help secure cloud architectures, the company said in a statement.
They offer comprehensive protection controls to help guard against data loss and advanced malware within Microsoft Corp’s existing infrastructure, Trend Micro said.
Trend Micro boosts protection for Office 365“Our history with Microsoft runs deep, and our approach to providing customers with sound security-enhanced options will help users achieve the full benefits and ROI (return on investment) the cloud has to offer,” said Goh Chee Hoh (pic), Trend Micro managing director for Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
“This complementary approach to security will help enable Microsoft partners address their customers’ concerns so they can more effectively close deals,” he added.
Trend Micro helps enhance Microsoft environments with multi-layered threat and data protection that encompasses endpoints, Web and email, Trend Micro said.
To better support channel partners’ ability to sell Trend Micro’s additional solutions for Microsoft Office 365, these centrally managed solutions will be available as part of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Complete suite.
This interconnected set of security offerings delivers protection at endpoint, application and network levels to protect users with the broadest range of anti-malware capabilities available to thwart attacks such as Citadel, Luuuk, SpyEye and ZeuS, the company claimed.
The suite enables organisations to tailor their defence based on their unique business requirements with flexible on-premise, cloud and hybrid deployment models that fit dynamic IT environments as they transition to the cloud.
“The cloud lets businesses stay focused on their customers and profits, rather than worrying about the limitations of lengthy deployment processes or outdated technology,” said Kim Akers, general manager of global partners at Microsoft.
“Companies like Trend Micro have a breadth of knowledge about data security that helps secure cloud applications, and complement our solutions.”
New Trend Micro offerings for Microsoft Office 365 include:

  • Trend Micro Cloud App Security: Works directly with Office 365 using a Microsoft API (application programming interface) for Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. By providing data at rest encryption with customer-managed keys, customers will have added control of their data while preserving Office 365 functionality. It also helps reduce risk with advanced malware scanning through sandbox analysis and simplifies compliance with data loss prevention.
  • Trend Micro Hosted Email Security: Currently provides spam and malware filtering for Office 365. The coming update includes enhanced spear phishing protection and hidden malware detection.

Trend Micro offers a range of security-enhanced solutions for Microsoft environments, including Deep Security, SecureCloud and PortalProtect in support of Azure, SharePoint and Agent Extension.
Additionally, Trend Micro solutions now support Exchange, SharePoint and Lync servers, on-premise or in the cloud. The company is also a member of Microsoft Active Protections Programme to help protect against zero-day vulnerabilities announced in Microsoft Security Advisories.
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