Trend Micro Delivers New Functionality to Help Enterprises Continually Prioritize Security Response Measures Across Their Network
June 27, 2017
Trend Micro TippingPoint Security Management System Threat Insights aggregates threat data for advanced threat protection

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Security teams are burdened with a daily onslaught of security events and threat information from multiple solutions. The ability to close the loop from initial detection to enforcement can be difficult without visibility into prioritized threat information and solutions that can automate incident response. Today, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, introduces the Trend Micro TippingPoint Security Management System (SMS) Threat Insights, powered by XGen™ security. This feature release addresses customers’ needs to prioritize security response measures and have increased visibility into current and potential threats impacting their network.

“Not all threats are created equal and they should be triaged according to what might compromise your most valuable assets,” said Rob Ayoub, research director for IDC. “Security teams need trusted solutions with strong integration to help save time and resources required to rank threats and correlated response plans.”

SMS Threat Insights helps enterprise prioritize response measures by quickly understanding the threats impacting the network and identifying which will need immediate attention. SMS Threat Insights enables network security professionals to:

  • Identify breached hosts, which are infected or under attack based on blocked or allowed attempts.
  • Integrate with industry-leading third-party vulnerability scan solutions to identify vulnerabilities and disclose the corresponding Digital Vaccine® (DV) filters required to remediate and optimize security posture.
  • Distinguish potential threats classified as malicious and whether suspicious objects have been blocked or permitted.
  • Determine if any zero-day DV filters developed using exclusive access to vulnerability data from the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), have triggered, indicating pre-emptive protection for a vulnerability or a potential zero-day threat for an undisclosed vulnerability awaiting a patch.

Enterprises are able to automatically block known and undisclosed vulnerabilities from the network using the TippingPoint Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS). Through added forensics capabilities, the TippingPoint NGIPS can automatically forward unknown or suspicious indicators of compromise (IOCs) to the SMS Threat Insights. It can then confirm if IOCs are malicious by coordinating with the TippingPoint Advanced Threat Protection Analyzer for in-depth sandbox analysis and remediation, all without changing policy or altering network infrastructure.

“TippingPoint is a critical part of our cybersecurity solution and has been for years,” said Paul Courtenay, security manager, Skillsoft. “In today’s world, companies have more threats being thrown at them than there is time or resources to address. The key is to have visibility across it all so that threats can be assessed, triaged then resolved quickly.”

SMS Threat Insights adds greater visibility on vulnerable and protected servers through existing third-party integration with vulnerability scanning vendors. Through the Enterprise Vulnerability Remediation (eVR) feature, customers can gain the visibility needed to optimize their overall security posture by importing vulnerability scans into the SMS and mapping them to DV filters to take immediate action.

“SMS Threat Insights will give our customers an aggregated view of their network security and allow them to confidentially prioritize response measures,” said Don Closser, vice president and general manager, Trend Micro TippingPoint. “By further integrating our industry-leading NGIPS and Advanced Threat Protection solutions, we help customers optimize their network protection from known, unknown and undisclosed threats through integrated threat protection measures.”

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