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Trend Micro Launches Product To Protect Telecom Networks Serving Business And Home Users

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

“The telecom industry is undergoing a profound change as service providers scramble to support the proliferation of devices available on the market and future-proof networks for the coming 5G standard,” said 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 repackaging and customisation to meet the evolving demands of new users. The new offering is being met with anticipation by a number of companies, including:

“Soracom welcomes the release of Trend Micro Virtual Network Function Suite,” said Ken Tamagawa, CEO of Soracom. “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 Toshifumi Uesaka, General Manager, Service Platform Division, NEC Corporation. “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 Kiyoshi Ishida, Managing Executive Officer at Internet Initiative Japan. “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 optimized 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. – CT Bureau

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