Threat Discovery and Email Encryption

By Brian Prince  |  Posted 2008-06-18 Print this article Print


The Threat Discovery suite also includes reporting capabilities and detection of applications and services such as streaming media and P2P file sharing. The mitigation suite can check to ensure endpoints are fully patched and will have a feature the company calls "infection root-cause analysis" to determine the source or action that may have led to an infection.

The final pieces are Trend Micro Email Encryption Client 5.0 and email encryption for InterScan Messaging Hosted Security. The offerings are based on technology from Identum, which Trend purchased earlier this year. Email Encryption Client 5.0 will be available July 1; encryption for InterScan Messaging Hosted Security will come in the third quarter.

According to Chen, the Smart Protection Network approach is necessary to help enterprises deal with a threat landscape that has changed dramatically in the past few years.

 "In 2005, approximately 50 new patterns were added to a pattern database in a given day; in 2008, that number has grown to 5,000 a day," said Raimund Genes, CTO of anti-malware for Trend Micro, in a statement. "By storing the majority of pattern files in an Internet cloud database and keeping them at a minimum on the endpoint...this new approach lightens bandwidth consumption on customers' networks and endpoints and provides faster and more comprehensive up-to-date protection."


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