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Trend Micro Partners With Qualys To Strengthen Security And Compliance Offerings

Trend Micro will repackage and sell the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite with its Trend Micro Enterprise Security compliance offerings
CUPERTINO and REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro today expanded its security and compliance coverage through the announcement of a strategic relationship with Qualys, a recognized leader in on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions. Under the agreement, Trend Micro will repackage and sell the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite with its Trend Micro(TM) Enterprise Security compliance offerings to provide a more comprehensive solution for customers worldwide.

With this alliance, Trend Micro will offer organizations more comprehensive IT security compliance capabilities, including: vulnerability and threat management; compensating controls and assessment; and reporting and submission to meet GRC (Governance, Risk and Compliance) requirements. This addresses key issues organizations face today when attempting to meet both security and compliance needs.

"It's no longer enough just to identify vulnerabilities or threats. Customers are demanding integrated solutions preferably delivered as a service that span the spectrum from assessment through protection," said Charles Kolodgy, IDC research director, security products.

Customers will also benefit from the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network (TM), the technology infrastructure behind Trend Micro solutions. It uses a number of patent-pending technologies and combines Internet-based (or "in-the-cloud") technologies with real-time correlation and analysis to provide advanced visibility on vulnerabilities and exposures in servers.

"A rapidly evolving threat landscape is driving businesses to boost compliance and vulnerability assessment, a need Trend Micro is now positioned to meet across dynamic datacenters," said Eva Chen CEO of Trend Micro. "Our alignment with Qualys, the recognized market leader in vulnerability and compliance management, allows us to extend our commitment towards 'security that fits,' creating tailored security solutions that fit seamlessly into a corporation's overall IT network, whether they are in physical, cloud or virtualized environments."

"With the rise of Cloud Computing and rapid technological changes, it is imperative for vendors to work together to enable customers to secure their data and meet compliance requirements beyond the enterprise walls," said Philippe Courtot, chairman and CEO for Qualys. "We are thrilled to work with Trend Micro to help customers worldwide identify and remediate threats, protect against malware that could have previously evaded detection and give them a precise view of their global security and compliance posture."

The QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite automates the process of vulnerability management and policy compliance across the enterprise, providing network discovery and mapping, asset prioritization, vulnerability assessment reporting and remediation tracking according to business risk. Policy compliance features allow security managers to audit, enforce and document compliance with internal security policies and external regulations.

Trend Micro(TM) Enterprise Security is a tightly integrated offering of content security products, services and solutions powered by the Smart Protection Network(TM). Together, they help customers be both compliant and secure by addressing a broad range of compliance controls, enabling business innovation, and delivering maximum protection with minimal complexity.

Roadmap and Availability

A Trend Micro-branded version of QualysGuard is expected in Q2. In addition, an integrated solution from Trend Micro and Qualys is also expected during the second half of 2010 as part of Trend Micro's hosted security portfolio. Details and pricing will be available at later date.

Trend Micro will demonstrate its compliance capabilities, and preview an integrated solution, during the RSA Conference, booth #1837

About Qualys, Inc.

Qualys, Inc. is the leading provider of on demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions - delivered as a service. Qualys' Software-as-a-Service solutions are deployed in a matter of hours anywhere in the world, providing customers an immediate and continuous view of their security and compliance postures.

The QualysGuard½ service is used today by more than 4,000 organizations in 85 countries, including 42 of the Fortune Global 100 and performs more than 500 million IP audits per year. Qualys has the largest vulnerability management deployment in the world at a Fortune Global 50 company.

Qualys has established strategic agreements with leading managed service providers and consulting organizations including BT, Etisalat, Fujitsu, IBM, I (TS)2, LAC, SecureWorks, Symantec, Tata Communications, Trend Micro and TELUS.

For more information, please visit www.qualys.com

About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Visit TrendWatch at www.trendmicro.com/go/trendwatch to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, a next-generation cloud-client innovation that combines sophisticated cloud-based reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabsSM researchers to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit www.trendmicro.com.

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