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Trend Micro launches product to protect telecom networks

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, has announced the launch of a product that enables telecom carriers as well as service and cloud providers to protect telecom networks. This solution is customised specifically for network function virtualisation architectures, which leading networks are increasingly being built upon.

"The telecom industry is undergoing a profound change as service providers scramble to support the proliferation of devices available in the market and future-proof networks for the coming 5G standard," said Ms Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro. "Our solution offers carriers exactly what they need: comprehensive security that operates in high data volume environments that is optimised to cope with the dynamic nature of modern architectures."

The newly-available product, named the Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite, is a fully virtualised set of network functions that sits on the carrier network applying URL filtering, application control, intrusion prevention and IoT reputation. Service providers are now enabled to offer comprehensive protection for IoT, business and home users.

Major enterprises have counted on Trend Micro to protect their corporate networks for years.  This new product is the result of innovative re-packaging and customisation to meet the evolving demands of new users. The new offering is being met by anticipation by a number of companies, including:

"Soracom welcomes the release of Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite," said Mr Ken Tamagawa, CEO of SORACOM Inc. "Soracom supports IoT businesses by providing a comprehensive IoT connectivity platform. We expect that combining the pay-as-you-go Soracom platform with Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite will deliver powerful new capabilities for users who need safer and more secure IoT systems."

"NEC provides telecom and cloud providers with cloud solutions which utilise the latest SDN/NFV technology," said Mr Toshifumi Uesaka, General Manager, Service Platform Division, NEC Corp. "We are convinced that the combination of our latest technology and Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite will provide users with enriched next-generation services via value-added security."

"IIJ welcomes the release of Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite," said Mr Kiyoshi Ishida, Managing Executive Officer at Internet Initiative Japan Inc. "IIJ has previously partnered with Trend Micro to develop SDN/NFV technology and conducted numerous experiments to bring forth the next generation of network security. We will continue this collaboration to commercialise security solutions optimised for the IT infrastructure of end users."

Trend Micro's new solution allows security resources to be dynamically allocated and configured for different services. Additionally, these services can be scaled as needed when traffic increases. It utilises the data plane development kit for high-speed packet processing, ensuring outstanding performance. For more information on embedded security options, visit here.

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Its innovative solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All its products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world's most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro secures your connected world. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com

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