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Trend Micro Launches a Hybrid SaaS Email Security Solution Uniting In-The-Cloud Protection With On-Premise VMware Ready Virtual Appliance

Trend Micro announced today the latest major version of InterScan™ Messaging Security Virtual Appliance (IMSVA), newly built as a  unique hybrid SaaS email security solution that integrates in-the-cloud protection and SaaS security services with an on-premise virtual appliance so email threats are stopped closest to their source without compromising email privacy while achieving significant management overhead, network bandwidth and data-center consolidation cost savings.

"With 90 percent of all email being spam, it's no wonder companies are struggling to keep up with the increasing volume of emails overloading their networks," said Steve Quane, Chief Product Officer, Trend Micro. "Our next-generation IMSVA unifies the 'best of both worlds': As one part SaaS offering, it does all the heavy lifting of blocking spam outside of the enterprise's network and reducing email volumes up to 90 percent so that less bandwidth, servers and staff are required; as another part on-premise VMware Ready virtual appliance, it allows companies to customize to best meet their enterprise needs while retaining control and privacy over their emails, especially protecting sensitive data from leaving the network."

IMSVA 8.0 is built as a hybrid offering to optimize the benefits of cloud security and virtual appliances, integrated into one solution. It builds upon Trend Micro's extensive investment and expertise in SaaS and hosted security, as well as the company's leadership status within reputation technologies. Since 2005, Trend Micro been  pioneering IP-filtering and IP-reputation technologies.

This hybrid SaaS email security provides up-to-the-minute security powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network infrastructure that scans, filters and correlates more than 20 billion emails, Web sites and files every day, and then leverages that data to rapidly identify and respond to emerging threats, and improve the existing response to known threats.

What's NEW?

  • Purpose-built as a hybrid, combining inbound in-the-cloud protection (so email threats are stopped before they hit the network) with on-premise VMware Ready virtual appliance to allow outbound granular content control and customization, and integrated with a unified single management/reporting console.
  • Purpose-built to reduce up to 90 percent of email traffic in the cloud so that spam is eliminated before they reach the network. Customers get maximum, real-time protection against email threats without the burden of scanning a high volume of emails on their systems. No email is stored in the Trend Micro cloud and all quarantines are held locally, enabling customers to maintain control and privacy over their emails.
  • Newly added Web Reputation technology scans URLs embedded in emails to determine if a link will lead to a malicious Web site that hides malware. Web reputation, a component of the Smart Protection Network, tracks the credibility of Web domains by examining factors such as a Web site's age, historical location changes, and indication of suspicious activities discovered through malware behavior analysis.

North American Pricing & Availability

IMSVA Hybrid SaaS Email Security is priced with both a perpetual and subscription based pricing, and is currently available as part of the Trend Micro Early Adopter Program throughout Summer 2010.  Pricing varies by seat count and decreases with volume. Perpetual Licensing Prices start at $20.23 per user for 1,000 users.

Trend Micro™ InterScan Messaging Virtual Appliance is part of Trend Micro™ Enterprise Security – a tightly integrated offering of content security products, services and solutions which is powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network™.  Trend Micro Enterprise Security delivers maximum protection from emerging threats while minimizing the cost and complexity of security management. 

Published Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:07 AM by David Marshall
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