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Trend Micro Launches Web App Security Offering Including Advanced Detection And Protection

New security as a service solution offers automated scanning and security testing, automatic application protection, and unlimited SSL certificates

CUPERTINO, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the growth of web applications combined with ever-increasing threats, Trend Micro Incorporated

(TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) is empowering organizations to address the need for advanced, continuous security across all web applications. Trend Micro(TM) Web App Security is a first-of-its-kind comprehensive service offering that provides enterprise-grade security with proven vulnerability detection and protection for web applications and the platforms they are deployed on throughout an organization. Aligning with Trend Micro's vision that all Web application communications can be secure, the cloud-based service includes the ability to issue unlimited SSL certificates and can be calibrated to the specific security needs of each application.

"You can't get a clear picture of your vulnerabilities without both automated and manual testing, and you need to test the whole stack," said Wendy Nather, research director of the Enterprise Security Practice at 451 Research.

"Integrating all of this testing makes it much easier for the enterprise to be consistent and thorough in its risk assessments."

A part of the Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security Solution, the comprehensive service delivers detection capabilities across web applications and the platform environments they are deployed on. Detection extends beyond vulnerabilities alone to include web application malware checking and web reputation management giving organizations a complete picture of their web security posture. Web App Security also includes automatic protection at the platform level and native integration with leading web application firewalls to provide a closed loop of protection that is simple to manage and easy to deploy.

By offering an intelligent approach to web application scanning that includes both automated and expert analysis, false positives can be avoided and organizations empowered to focus on actual areas of concern, including compliance auditors for regulations like PCI and HIPAA.

"For organizations that face rigorous regulations, such as HIPAA in the health care environment, securing data is essential," said Carl Minear, administrative director of technology infrastructure, Florida Hospital. "Ensuring that our information is safe when made accessible through a Web application can be a security and cost challenge, but Trend Micro provides effective and affordable security for all of our sensitive clinical applications through a single, integrated offering."

Incorporated directly into the offering, unlimited SSL certificates provide organizations with the peace-of-mind that their applications are protected with enterprise-class security without the significant costs incurred from traditional vendors. Trend Micro SSL certificates are widely trusted across all major browsers on PC, Mac and mobile devices. In addition, enterprise-class management is tightly integrated into the central console of Web App Security for a seamless administrative experience.

"As attacks grow in sophistication and volume, our team is working diligently to ensure that customers are ready," said Kevin Simzer, senior vice president, marketing and business development, Trend Micro. "Providing comprehensive detection and protection capabilities through a scalable cloud service helps to set Trend Micro apart from traditional offerings. Organizations deploying Web App Security are able to benefit from proven security combined with a compelling package of cost-effective detection, protection and SSL certificates."

Web App Security was developed with Trend Micro's leading security capabilities in conjunction with two recent technology acquisitions. Detection functionality is supported by the acquisition of an established Web application scanning service, IndusGuard from Indusface. With more than 500 existing customers and a veteran team of Web security experts, this acquisition complements Trend Micro's current Web security expertise. The SSL component of the solution stems from the acquisition of startup AffirmTrust--from the founders of GeoTrust--which provides industry-first access to unlimited SSL certificates, including the highly secure Extended Validation (EV) certificate.

Trend Micro Web App Security is immediately available in North America, with a global rollout planned for 2014. For additional insight and technical information, please review

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. 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 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

(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, and are supported by over

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