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RSA, Trend Micro Team To Stop Online Attacks

RSA FraudAction now connected with Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure
LONDON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE EUROPE 2009 -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC (NYSE: EMC) has joined forces with Trend Micro to leverage its real-time threat intelligence to build upon RSA's advanced capabilities that help protect organizations worldwide against current and emerging online threats that can lead to identity theft.

The RSA FraudAction(SM) service, operated by the 24x7 RSA½ Anti-Fraud Command Center, is now tightly connected with the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure in order to receive real-time information generated via Trend Micro's deep global threat intelligence. The Trend Micro Smart Protection Network is a next-generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from online threats.

As a result of the relationship, the RSA FraudAction service has increased fraud intelligence on suspicious crimeware - including viruses, spyware, spam and other malware. These capabilities will help the RSA FraudAction service to further qualify, analyze, monitor, block, and shut-down online attacks to more effectively defend its customers against online crime.

"This inventive collaboration between two leaders in online security is another step ahead in the fight against the global cyber-threat that continues to escalate as online fraudsters become more organized and effective than ever," said Tom Corn, vice president of Product Marketing at RSA. "The ability to combat cybercriminals requires a far more purposeful collaboration within the industry - such as that between RSA and Trend Micro - and a strong security ecosystem focused on mitigating risk."

"The power of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network paired with the RSA FraudAction service means customers can enjoy more online freedom, knowing their personal information is secure," said John Maddison, senior vice president, Trend Micro. "Trend Micro is committed to collaborating with RSA to ensure that customers' personal data and online identities are safe."

About RSA FraudAction

RSA FraudAction, available through the RSA Identity Protection and Verification Suite, is a 24x7 service designed to detect, track, block, and shut down phishing, Trojan and other attacks perpetrated by online fraudsters. An effective countermeasure against online fraud, the RSA FraudAction service has shut down more than 260,000 illicit web sites across 140 countries to date, protecting more than 320 organizations. Its fraud analysts operate from the RSA Anti-Fraud Command Center and work 24x7 to shut down websites hosting online attacks, deploy countermeasures, and conduct extensive forensic work to help catch fraudsters and prevent future threats - significantly reducing the average lifetime of an online attack.

About the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network

The Trend Micro Smart Protection Network powers both on-premise and hosted solutions to protect users whether they are on the network, at home, or on the go, using light-weight clients to access its unique in-the-cloud correlation of email, web and file reputation technologies, as well as threat databases. Customers' protection is automatically updated and strengthened as more products, services and users access the network, creating a real-time neighborhood watch protection service for its users. Leveraged across Trend Micro's solutions and services, the Smart Protection Network provides stronger protection while reducing reliance on time-consuming signature-downloads.

About RSA

RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security solutions for business acceleration, helping the world's leading organizations succeed by solving their most complex and sensitive security challenges. RSA's information-centric approach to security guards the integrity and confidentiality of information throughout its lifecycle - no matter where it moves, who accesses it or how it is used.

RSA offers industry-leading solutions in identity assurance & access control, data loss prevention, encryption & key management, compliance & security information management and fraud protection. These solutions bring trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform, and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com and www.EMC.com.

RSA and FraudAction are either registered trademarks, trademarks or service marks of RSA Security, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. EMC is a registered trademark of EMC Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. Trend Micro and Smart Protection Network are registered trademarks of Trend Micro. All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.

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