The rapidly evolving information technology threat landscape means enterprises are now demanding tailored security solutions across physical, cloud computing and virtualised environments, according to IT risk and compliance specialists Trend Micro.
Increasingly complex IT threats are driving businesses to boost compliance and vulnerability assessment.
Trend Micro outlined the latest trends when announcing an expansion of its security and compliance coverage through a strategic relationship with Qualys, a specialist in on-demand IT security risk and compliance management solutions.
Under the agreement, Trend Micro will repackage and sell the QualysGuard IT Security and Compliance Suite with its Trend Micro Enterprise Security compliance offerings.
With this new alliance, Trend Micro says it will offer organisations more comprehensive IT security compliance capabilities, including vulnerability and threat management, plus compensating controls and assessment, It will also enhance enterprise reporting and submission to meet GRC (governance, risk and compliance) requirements.
Integrated solutions as a service
"It's no longer enough just to identify vulnerabilities or threats," said Charles Kolodgy, IDC research director, security products. "Customers are demanding integrated solutions, preferably delivered as a service, that span the spectrum from assessment through protection."
Trend Micro CEO Eva Chen said: "Our alignment with Qualys, the recognised market leader in vulnerability and compliance management, allows us to extend our commitment towards security that fits. We are creating tailored security solutions that fit seamlessly into a corporation's overall IT network, whether they are in physical, cloud or virtualised environments."
Qualys chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot said that, with the rise of cloud computing and rapid technological changes, it was now imperative for vendors to work together to enable customers to secure their data and meet compliance requirements beyond the enterprise walls.
"We are thrilled to work with Trend Micro to help customers worldwide identify and remediate threats, protect against malware that could have previously evaded detection and give them a precise view of their global security and compliance posture," Courtot said.
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