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Trend Micro Enhances Email Security Suite with XGen™ Capabilities for Microsoft Office 365

Trend Micro Enhances Email Security Suite with XGen™ Capabilities for Microsoft Office 365

09/28/2017

Trend Micro Enhances Email Security Suite with XGen™ Capabilities for Microsoft Office 365

First and only to use machine learning for antimalware solutions to protect users and enterprises

As forecasted in Trend Micro’s 2017 predictions report, Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams remain a top security threat for enterprises, resulting in total losses of more than $5.3 billion worldwide since 2013, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). To mitigate the risk of BEC and other similar threats, such as ransomware delivered via email, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the company has integrated XGen™ security capabilities into its robust collection of SaaS email security solutions.

The addition of XGen™ security allows Trend Micro’s email security products to protect users by employing multiple techniques specifically designed to fight a variety of attacks. Trend Micro is the first and only email security provider to use machine learning for antimalware, which improves email delivery by filtering out more unknown malware before the sandbox layer. Anti-BEC technology is enhanced to combine expert rules with machine learning to identify phishing emails. While the integration of XGen™ is designed to identify and defend against nearly all email threats, other techniques such as exploit detection, macro analysis, sandboxing, and URL-time-of-click analysis defend against phishing campaigns, malicious links and ransomware.

According to a report from Gartneri , organizations should
“Revisit the email security architecture in the light of modern email threats such as sophisticated malware, links to exploit kits, credential phishing and BEC. Security professionals have known for years that, due to its importance as an attack vector, email security requires a layered approach.”

Trend Micro SaaS email security solutions, Cloud App Security and Hosted Email Security, have already been updated with XGen™. Smart Protection for Office 365 is a new bundle of both of these SaaS solutions to provide total threat protection of Office 365 with the advantages of both an email gateway and service-integrated solution. It addresses the complete threat lifecycle by helping customers prevent, detect and respond to email attacks.

In addition to guarding against incoming email threats like ransomware, fraud and targeted attacks, Smart Protection for Office 365 detects internal phishing or BEC attacks. To respond and remediate against attacks, Trend Micro enables customers to search mailboxes for malware or attack indicators. Finally, Smart Protection for Office 365 also includes compliance and advanced threat protection controls for Microsoft OneDrive, SharePoint and other cloud file sharing services. This provides multi-layered protection for Office 365 and other cloud apps to protect email and file sharing, as well as guard against internal and external security threats.

Deep Discovery Email Inspector now also includes anti-BEC, URL-time-of-click, the option to filter spam, and best-in-class advanced threat protection with file and URL scanning using custom sandboxes and password extraction of encrypted attachments. Other on premise email security solutions will receive XGen™ updates in the next few months.

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