Raising the bar with XGen endpoint security – protection exactly when and where you need it

by Bharat Mistry

IT security managers are faced with a series of challenges: increasingly sophisticated threats, riskier user behavior and a lack of visibility across their different security systems. At Trend Micro, our promise to our customers has always been to help them be ahead of the bad guys and ensure their environments are safe and easily controllable. Today, we took our promise one step further and raised the bar for the entire industry. With the launch of XGenTM endpoint security, Trend Micro leads the industry into a new era of security.

So, what is XGen security and how does it revolutionize the industry? XGen security is a cross-generational approach to security that combines proven threat detection techniques to quickly identify known and unknown threats with advanced threat protection techniques, such as application control, exploit prevention and behavioral analysis. Additionally, XGen infuses ‘high-fidelity’ machine learning that checks files both before execution and at runtime – using ‘noise cancellation’ features like census checking and whitelisting to reduce false positives.

Today, many ‘next-gen’ companies are trying to sell machine learning as the “new kid on the block,” but Trend Micro has been using it for more than 10 years to strengthen a variety of its security tools, from anti-spam engines to malicious social media detection techniques. Now, we’re leveraging that decade of experience to deliver high-fidelity machine learning that works in harmony with a complete range of threat protection capabilities——fueled by more than 100 terabytes of data gathered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network every day.

The design of XGen security deploys the right technology at the right time to offer holistic enterprise defense. This requires more than just one or two protection techniques, because no one technique is effective against all attack types. Despite next-gen vendors’ claim that machine learning is the “silver bullet” of cybersecurity, truly complete protection requires a range of built-in techniques to close existing security gaps. Ultimately, XGen delivers more significant threat intelligence to effectively train our products – providing the strongest protection for customers against new threats as they are identified.

At the same time, companies don’t just need increased security. They need their security to be manageable without slowing down their systems. XGen provides peace of mind by allowing security to be a priority while maintaining operational efficiency and ease of use. All while still offering the strongest detection techniques on the market to catch threats of all kinds.

XGen endpoint security can be added to enterprise security systems today as part of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Suites. Integrated endpoints, email and web gateway protection are all integrated within the suites to defend users at any point and activity. It also allows centralized visibility and control for IT administrators to improve response time and streamline management. Trend Micro has 28 years of experience protecting more than 155 million endpoints – so we’ve got companies covered no matter what threats try to impact their bottom line.

To learn more about what XGen endpoint security can do for your company, visit https://www.trendmicro.co.uk/xgen.


Ransomware Server Threat Demands a Virtual Patching Response

by Bharat Mistry

We all know that ransomware is one of the biggest threats facing UK organisations today. You only have to take a look at the headlines to see the havoc it’s wreaking all over the country, and the world. But although the broad message seems to be getting through, Trend Micro research has revealed a troubling lack of awareness when it comes to the details.

As we head towards VMworld Europe in a fortnight it’s worth remembering that only a layered approach to protection offers the best chance of success. That’s because corporate servers are increasingly being singled out by the black hats as vulnerable targets. Continue reading


CLOUDSEC takeaway – Cyber security is not just an IT issue

Guest blog by Andrew Tang, Service Security Director at MTI Technology

With a fantastic turnout at CLOUDSEC 2016, attendees comprised of security and IT practitioners from numerous industries. Despite these varying sectors, one thing became abundantly clear: the same issues are keeping IT security professionals awake at night – securing cloud environments, securing privileged access accounts and user education. Continue reading


FBI Ransomware Warning Should Be a Wake-up Call for UK CISOs

by Simon Edwards

Late last week the FBI was forced to make yet another public service announcement on the growing ransomware epidemic. In it, the Bureau pleaded with businesses to report infections, so that the authorities can get a better idea of the scale of the problem they’re facing. It also warned that cybercriminals are increasingly targeting business servers in the hope of infecting more machines and extracting a greater ransom from their victims.

This tells us two things: that the authorities still haven’t got a handle on the problem facing citizens and businesses, and that organisations are failing to put in place layered security to lock down risk across multiple threat vectors. We address both in a new report out this week. Continue reading