Trend Intros NAC App

Trend announced Network VirusWall Enforcer, its second-generation enterprise-class Network Access Control (NAC) appliance

Dark Reading Staff, Dark Reading

May 1, 2006

2 Min Read

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Trend Micro Incorporated, (TSE: 4704, NASDAQ: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and content security software and services, today in North America announced Network VirusWall™ Enforcer, its second-generation enterprise-class Network Access Control (NAC) appliance that ensures that all devices — managed or unmanaged, local or remote — comply with security policies before they’re granted access to corporate networks.

Unlike other first-generation NAC appliances that have been announced recently, Network VirusWall Enforcer integrates all aspects of NAC with anti-worm capabilities into one simple appliance. Its superior automation of the NAC flow, including agent-less remediation, reduces administrative burden and increases user productivity.

Deployable easily and with minimal IT burden in large enterprise networks around the world, Network VirusWall Enforcer’s agentless policy enforcement helps ensure that employees, contractors, partners, and visitors connect to corporate networks using a secure, virus-free device.

Network VirusWall Enforcer scans devices for security software, critical patches, and current updates. It evaluates the security profile of networked devices, including information about hundreds of versions of antivirus software from over 20 antivirus vendors, signature updates, and Microsoft vulnerabilities, and then administers precise security policies automatically, without end-user intervention. Non-compliant devices are quarantined and undergo automatic remediation. Once a device is cleaned and meets corporate security requirements, it is allowed to access the network.

Overall, Network VirusWall Enforcer extends the benefits of Trend Micro™ Enterprise Protection Strategy, a comprehensive, multi-layered solution framework that protects against known and unknown threats. Because of its maturity, the appliance delivers the enterprise-class policy enforcement that businesses need to protect their IT investments and end users. Network VirusWall Enforcer can be centrally managed using Trend Micro Control Manager™.

“Prior to deploying Network VirusWall appliances at 22 locations around the country, we had a full-time IT employee working on virus infections on an average three-to-four hours a day,” said Scott Beauchamp, vice president of IT, Office Suites PLUS. “We believe the new Network VirusWall Enforcer feature set will help us gain additional IT efficiencies and further reduce the administrative burden on my group.”

Trend Micro Inc.

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