Feeds

Trend Micro strengthens hybrid worm defences

Malicious attacks

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence

Anti-virus vendor Trend Micro Inc is expanding its software and services portfolio on order to respond to hybrid worms and malicious code attacks such as Nimda. The company currently offers pattern file responses and scanning to enable customers to respond to malicious attacks, but it is now reacting to customer concerns to do more to predict and prevent attacks and clean up the aftermath.

Tokyo, Japan-based Trend Micro is adding virus response products with shielding technologies, designed to slow down known malicious attacks, as well as threat-based scanning to more efficiently clean up malicious and modified code.

The new products are part of the company's Enterprise Protection Strategy to manage the outbreak lifecycle, according to Trend Micro's executive vice president of global product and market development, David Rowe. They form the first of three of four releases from the company as it looks to re-architect its entire product portfolio.

"Nimda entered systems with entirely legitimate means of entry," he said. "The firewall didn't stop it and intrusion detection is too slow. It was a worm and not a virus and it changed files, which made clean-up very difficult. Also there wasn't enough information to prevent an attack. The company has to do something to predict worms and malicious code."

Specifically, that means responding to threats from the first moment that information is received by the company's TrendLabs team to post mortem reporting and performance analysis. The company will update its content scanning products to be able to accept policy updates on the fly, enabling users to block malicious content that exploits legitimate means of entry and to slow down attacks.

The OfficeScan system and desktop scanning products will also be enhanced to enable scanning and code clean-up based on attack profiles, improving the efficiency of code clean-up. OfficeScan will also include improved reporting functionality to track system damage, said Rowe. The company is also introducing Damage Cleanup server for LAN-based desktop cleaning and reporting.

New products available now include new versions of Control Manager, InterScan for Windows and ScanMail for Exchange, which both include integration with the company's eManager content security product. Also new is Outbreak Commander, which will enable the management of outbreaks through the central Control Manager. These products will be followed by new versions for InterScan for Unix, ScanMail for Lotus Notes, OfficeScan and Server Protect in October.

While the company is looking to improve its partnerships and integration with firewall and intrusion detection vendors, Rowe said that Trend Micro intends to stick to its position as a supplier of best of breed anti-virus products. "We're not a firewall company and we're not going to go out and buy a firewall company," he said.

© ComputerWire. All rights reserved.

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Google recommends pronounceable passwords
Super Chrome goes into battle with Mr Mxyzptlk
Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it
Now we've had all THAT TRAFFIC, we 'deplore' this theft
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
TorrentLocker unpicked: Crypto coding shocker defeats extortionists
Lousy XOR opens door into which victims can shove a foot
Greater dev access to iOS 8 will put us AT RISK from HACKERS
Knocking holes in Apple's walled garden could backfire, says securo-chap
Microsoft to patch ASP.NET mess even if you don't
We know what's good for you, because we made the mess says Redmond
NORKS ban Wi-Fi and satellite internet at embassies
Crackdown on tardy diplomatic sysadmins providing accidental unfiltered internet access
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.