Building unified protection and control for one of England’s largest housing associations

by Alex Ekuza

Non-profits are facing surging levels of cybercrime. A third of charities in the UK claimed they’ve suffered an attack during the pandemic, losing over £3.5 million in the process. However, Together Housing is a rarity in the sector — an organisation that has prioritised cybersecurity in recent years to keep its customers and IT systems safe from threats. 

By consolidating on Trend Micro for endpoint, server, network and cloud app security, the non-profit has built a formidable connected threat defence which benefits employees, customers and the IT team.

Open to innovation

System Engineer Lee Richardson explains that Together Housing has always been open to trialling cutting edge technology from Trend Micro. 

“We are led by Trend on what products are coming out, and if we like what they’re doing we go for it,” Lee says.

This philosophy has led the housing association to installing Apex One for comprehensive endpoint and server protection across its 1,500 users, as well as Deep Discovery Inspector for network security, Cloud App Security (CAS) for additional Microsoft 365 protection, and Trend Micro Vision One for XDR.

Visibility and control

Trend Micro Vision One is the glue that holds it all together, correlating threat data from every layer for optimised threat detection and response. Together Housing’s faith in Trend Micro has been repaid many times over. The firm was fast to respond to the pandemic thanks to Apex One’s SaaS capabilities and its own virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). And CAS has helped keep users of OneDrive, SharePoint and other Microsoft 365 apps safe and productive during the crisis.

Most importantly for Lee and his team, consolidating on Trend Micro has reduced management headaches and streamlined workflows.

“Logging-in to diff services to check alerts and notifications can be quite cumbersome,” Lee says. “With Trend Micro it’s all there in one window, which is a lot more intuitive. It just makes life much easier.”

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Trend Micro backs Respect in Security to kick harassment out of the industry

by Ross Baker

At Trend Micro we believe that diversity and inclusivity are not only moral imperatives—they’re the key unlocking to innovation and advancement in cybersecurity. We know that many organisations share these values. But unfortunately, there are also areas where the industry can do better. 

That’s why we’re delighted to see the launch of a new initiative, Respect in Security, whose aim is to eliminate harassment in all its form from the cybersecurity sector. We wholeheartedly support its aims and have signed its pledge to rid our community and workplaces of harassment and fear. 

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Teaming up with Vodafone Business to make SaaS endpoint security simple

by James Walker

For many organisations, the events of 2020 have solidified the need to move to more flexible, cost effective IT systems capable of supporting mass remote working. Yet as they embark on this journey to the cloud, many IT managers are hit by two challenges: how best to secure their users and manage and procure SaaS systems.

These are the challenges that faced award-winning UK Infrastructure and Civil Engineering firm Story Contracting last year. Fortunately, Trend Micro and Vodafone Business were on hand to help.

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Pushing the limits of what’s possible for the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team

by Tara Allison

From Give and Match programmes in the Philippines to supporting photography students in the heart of London, Trend Micro contributes to a range of worthy causes across the globe. Yet few embody the resilience, determination and awesome potential of the human spirit to overcome the greatest of obstacles, than the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team (AFPST). We’ve teamed up with them before, notably on a Climb Everest challenge. But a new fundraising effort could be the boldest yet.

An “adaptive” team* will attempt to become the first ever to kayak the waters between Land’s End and John O’Groats—a 1,400 kilometre trip. In so doing, they’re hoping to raise £100,000 for AFPST. Click here to donate.

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