Security specialist Trend Micro and Dell teamed up to help cost-conscious businesses keep their data safe with the Worry-Free Business Security Services solution.
Technology giant Dell announced the expansion of its relationship
with Internet content security specialist Trend Micro to enhance
its security solutions portfolio and bring Trend Micro Worry-Free
Business Security Services to small and midsize businesses.
The two companies worked together to develop a customized user
interface, designed to simplify the management process for business
owners and IT administrators when it comes to endpoint security.
Features include a centralized Web-based management console, which
gives IT administrators and business owners anywhere, anytime Web-access to view and manage their security, trend antivirus and
threat scans that are processed in the Smart Protection Network,
reducing system performance impact, preconfigured security parameters
and global neighborhood watch threat detection: Threat sensors identify
new Web threats wherever they emerge to block dangerous Websites,
viruses and other threats.
"According to the FBI, cyber-criminals steal millions from small and
midsize companies," said Carol Carpenter, general manager of Trend
Micro consumer and small business. "Small businesses and emerging
entrepreneurs are targeted more often than enterprises as they
typically have limited IT resources to manage security threats. Trend
Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services lets business owners focus
on growing their business without worrying about IT by protecting their
customer data while keeping the maintenance cost low."
Dell's expanded relationship with Trend Micro supports the July
announcement of the company's security solutions portfolio SMBs with
enhanced security technologies. Warren Brown, founder of the bake shop
Cake Love and recipient of an IT makeover sponsored by Dell, said security
of his customer information and company data constantly weighs on his
mind, but routine maintenance eats up time that could be better used
running his business. "When something goes wrong employees can't get
their jobs done, customers can't get services, orders can't be
processed and supplies can't be ordered," he said. "The Dell and Trend
Micro solution automates the process and gives me peace of mind, as I
know we're protected."
Trend Micro also provides a list of tips to help keep your business
protected, including closing doors to malware by applying firewalls and
cleaning up e-mail inboxes, writing a security policy suited to the
particular business, tackle potential social media issues before they
can arise and protect networks and applications with passwords.
The company also recommends asking employees for help by reaching out
to them through explanation and education. Most security breaches are
due to human error, so Trend Micro suggests highlighting the importance
of security can go a long way to protecting sensitive documents and
"Like Warren, customers consistently tell us that their data is
priceless and security is the top IT concern in their businesses," said
Paulette Altmaier, vice president and general manager of Dell's global
SMB solutions. "To address this, Dell has gone out into the market on
behalf of our customers and assessed the best approach to security.
We've put a comprehensive security solution into place by integrating
best-of-breed products with Dell's own products and technology as well
as components from strategic partners including Trend Micro's
Worry-Free Business Security Services."