Trend Micro Offers Security Appliance to Protect E-Mail Networks

By Matt Hines  |  Posted 2006-10-06 Print this article Print

The device is the final step in the company's plan to launch a hardware counterpart for each of its software product lines

Responding to demand from its customers for more hardware-based systems, Trend Micro introduced its new integrated messaging security appliance on Oct. 9, the final piece of the company's strategy to build devices to host each of its software products.

Dubbed the InterScan Messaging Security Appliance, the device promises to help companies protect their e-mail networks from outside threats such as viruses, spam and phishing attacks. The security appliance also offers content filtering capabilities to aid in data compliance management efforts and in reducing the loss of confidential corporate information over messaging systems.

The appliance represents the final device to be launched by Cupertino, Calif.-based Trend Micro as part of its effort to launch a hardware counterpart for each of its software product lines during 2006. The system offers the same security applications and policy-management tools as offered in the company's InterScan Messaging Security Suite, and also promises more consistent data throughput and redundancy rates that the company can guarantee for its software when running on customers' own hardware systems.

"There's definitely a trend toward appliances; software is still the primary purchase in most deals, but more and more customers are asking us for the hardware approach because the devices are much simpler to deploy and maintain," said Bob Hansmann, senior product marketing manager at Trend Micro. "Six months ago we launched our Web traffic monitoring appliance, and with this device we're adding tools to protect users from e-mail-borne malware at the gateway; between the two we feel customers can truly secure the gateway to the best extent possible."

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