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Trend Micro Licenses Third Brigade's Host IDS

Trend Micro licenses host intrusion defense technology from third brigade

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Trend Micro, Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced it has licensed technology from Third Brigade, an Ottawa-based security software company specializing in host intrusion defense. Trend Micro plans to integrate the technology utilizing the extensible plug-in architecture currently available in Trend Micro OfficeScanTM 8.0, its flagship corporate endpoint security solution.

Trend Micro has licensed Third Brigade’s advanced firewall and deep packet inspection technology, along with its ongoing security update service. This licensed technology, coupled with Trend Micro’s Web Threat Protection capability, provides OfficeScan users with a comprehensive endpoint security solution encompassing antivirus, anti-spyware, firewall and host intrusion defense. This protects users – while on and off corporate networks – with complementary, proactive protection from malicious attacks.

"The ability to easily extend security coverage to protect against new threats is a critical requirement for software protecting servers and desktops,” said Eric Ogren, president of the Ogren Group. "Third Brigade plugs into Trend Micro's new OfficeScan architecture to integrate network-type intrusion defenses into host security for endpoints and servers. Intercepting attacks in the network stack before infections even reach the operating system is a good way to achieve strong security without impacting performance."

Trend Micro Inc.

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