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Trend Micro Integrates Detection and Response Across Email, Network, Endpoint, Server, and Cloud Workloads

The new "XDR" capabilities are designed to give businesses broader visibility across multiple potential security silos and detect more complex attacks that might otherwise go unnoticed. By ChannelPro

Trend Micro now has announced detection and response capabilities that integrate across email, network, endpoint, server, and cloud workloads. The new technology is designed to give businesses broader visibility across multiple potential security silos and detect more complex attacks that might otherwise go unnoticed.

ESG research shows that while 55% of organizations use more than 25 individual cybersecurity technologies, attacks are increasing and bypassing existing controls. According to the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, menawhile, “the mean time to identify a breach increased to 197 days and containing a breach increased to 69 days,” leaving criminals nearly 9 months to hide in an organization and damage it.

“The threat landscape is unrelenting and the skills gap is nearly unsolvable, so we have done more to help,” said Steve Quane, executive vice president of network defense and hybrid cloud security for Trend Micro, in prepared remarks. “Business security cannot rely on endpoints alone. Unlike legacy EDR offerings that ignore certain key threat vectors like email, we scale across more sources for the most complete detections generated as early as possible.”

According to Trend Micro, connecting detections, telemetry, process data, and network metadata across email, network, endpoint, and cloud workloads minimizes manual work and quickly correlates events that humans are unable to process given the onslaught of daily alerts. The company's threat intelligence aims to add further relevance and context around event data, and is enhanced by specific detection rules from the company’s security experts that target the highest priority threats.

In Trend Micro’s XDR solution, the “X” refers to the most extensive sets of data from more protection points, which is critical to finding hidden threats. The resulting detections are optimized to be more accurate, arrive faster, and offer better context while providing one version of the security truth and a standardized schema for interpreting alerts to overstretched IT security teams.

According to Gartner in a press statement, “Threats are becoming more complex, multifaceted, and easy to miss if you are only looking at one piece of the investigation puzzle. It takes collaboration from various security technologies, and great use of the data coming from external and internal sources to understand the big picture of which threats are truly a problem for an organization. It takes collaboration, context, system intelligence, and visualization to really solve modern security problems.”

XDR is available as a managed service to augment an in-house team with Trend Micro threat experts. Trend Micro’s Managed XDR provides 24x7 full threat analysis, threat hunting, response plans, and remediation recommendations.

“As a cybersecurity channel provider, we hear our customers’ struggle to connect their data for centralized viewing,” said Cindy Kennedy, president of ProGroup, an Irvine, Calif.-based document production and 3D modeling company, in a press statement. “For many enterprises, the ideal scenario looks like a trusted security advisor helping to handle this process on their behalf. Trend Micro is one of the few vendors even capable of this scope and now they are making it happen.”

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