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Trend taps Third Brigade for security and compliance tech

Purchase pushes security firm into intrusion defence

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Internet security firm Trend Micro has acquired security and compliance firm Third Brigade. Terms of the deal, announced Wednesday and expected to close in the second quarter of 2009, were undisclosed.

Trend said the agreement to buy the privately-held firm would accelerate its dynamic datacenter security strategy.

Third Brigade markets a host-based intrusion defence system designed to prevent PCs and other endpoint devices from getting hit by zero-day malware (strains of virus for which signatures have yet to be developed). This technology will be integrated with Trend Micro’s existing suite of content security technologies and products. Third Brigade also markets products that help firms comply with the credit card industry's PCI-DSS standard.

Trend said it was committed to supporting stand-alone products from Third Brigade for the immediate future, while at the same time integrating select Third Brigade capabilities into its own products portfolio. The Third Brigade head office in Ottawa, Canada will become Trend's Canadian base. ®

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