Entrust Datacard to acquire Trend Micro's SSL operations

Entrust Datacard to Acquire Trend Micro’s SSL Operations to Build on its Industry Leadership and Strategic Growth in Certificate Management

March 23, 2016

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March 22, 2016 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Entrust Datacard and Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704, TSE:4704) today announced a close collaboration to provide comprehensive data security to modern, compliance-driven enterprises that need strong data encryption and authentication technology. As part of this, Trend Micro has transferred its SSL business assets including expertise, high-assurance certificates, roots and SSL customers to Entrust Datacard.


“The partnership with Entrust Datacard aligns with the need commonly expressed by our customers to become more resilient to data breaches, hacks, theft and other threats that are becoming more frequent and destructive”

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The combination of security solutions available from the two companies provides government, financial services, retail, healthcare and other organizations with a comprehensive set of advanced security capabilities that are essential to protecting data – which includes authentication, email encryption, SSL certificates, data center and cloud security, network defense and user protection. This partnership will allow organizations to have a more resilient approach to common attacker tactics that include exploiting unencrypted web connections, advanced persistent threats, spear-phishing, targeting unpatched software vulnerabilities, and infiltrating networks to steal data while remaining undetected for extended periods of time.

“Our two companies’ product portfolios are complementary when it comes to providing comprehensive data security to the enterprise,” said Sam Morcos, vice president and general manager, SSL business, at Entrust Datacard. “The acquisition of Trend Micro’s SSL business will further strengthen Entrust Datacard’s commitment to our strategic growth in secure certificate offerings. We are pleased to welcome Trend Micro customers and are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible, and we will ensure that these customers continue to receive superior support.”

“The partnership with Entrust Datacard aligns with the need commonly expressed by our customers to become more resilient to data breaches, hacks, theft and other threats that are becoming more frequent and destructive,” says Partha Panda, vice president, corporate and business development at Trend Micro. “Transitioning our SSL business to a respected global expert provides our customers with the best possible support now and in the future.”

To learn more about Entrust Datacard’s SSL market, please visit https://www.entrust.com/ssl-certificates/.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 27 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit TrendMicro.com.

About Entrust Datacard

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.


Entrust Datacard
Kristin Eckmann, 303-754-2047
[email protected]
Trend Micro
Thomas Moore, 972-499-6648
[email protected]

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