Trend Micro Revamps Online Threat Resource Center

Web site offers free tools, information, news and advisories, and resources for customers and partners to educate themselves about the latest online threats and attacks

August 5, 2009

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CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/--TrendWatch (, Trend Micro's online threat resource center, is revamped and refreshed with even more free tools, information, news and advisories, and resources for customers and partners to better educate themselves about the latest online threats and attacks - all consolidated in one, easy-to-navigate location.

Free Cloud-Ready Security Software Plus Free Web Site Security Tool

Both free tools are available for download at TrendWatch. VM Protection,gained from Trend Micro's recent acquisition of Third Brigade, is a free-of-charge software package for enterprises and service providers who want to fully take advantage of their virtual environments, up to 100 virtual machines. It complements the security-hardened VMware platform and helps organizations achieve protection and compliance for VMware virtual machines (VMs) that are deployed in private or public cloud computing environments.

The free software can be deployed quickly and managed centrally, and is integrated with the VMware platform. Multiple layers of protection are combined in a single software agent to increase security and gain visibility into malicious activity targeting VMs.

The TrendWatch Widgetisa freeWeb site threat resource tool for consumers, IT staff, channel partners and anyone interested in receiving up-to-date information on the security of the Web. The widget provides current threat levels for Web, email and file; the latest Trend Micro malware blog entries; current security advisories (malware and vulnerabilities); and the ability to check the safety of a URL directly from the desktop by linking into the company's cloud-client infrastructure, the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM), to help identify and block threats before they have a chance to reach the desktop and cause infection.

With a fresh new look and feel, TrendWatch holds immediate, streamlined access to information on current threat activities, awareness and prevention tools, educational videos, and detailed threat analysis reports generated by our leading threat researchers from TrendLabs(SM) Trend Micro's global network of research, service and support centers.

Some of the newest additions to TrendWatch include:

-- A series of educational and understandable videos on how the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network protects millions of customers. -- Podcasts by David Perry, global director of education, on what's happening in the threat landscape. The first episode, "Invisible Malware," details online threats that lurk in your computer and can't be seen with the naked eye. -- Useful tools that check the safety of a URL, file or an IP address. -- Interesting facts and figures organized by country and region. -- Trend Micro's popular "Top 10 Lists" of most spoofed companies, most popular spam, most spammed countries, and more. -- Monthly threat round ups that gather up all the global threat news and happenings of that month in one report. -- Analytical threat studies that examine some of the world's most notorious Web threats. The recent June report centers on the WALEDAC Botnet and its use of social engineering, encrypted communication and fast-flux networks to infiltrate computers.

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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 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 Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit

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