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Byline: Mitch Wagner
Trend Micro on Tuesday introduced technology and services designed to help companies do a better job of blocking a new generation of tougher, smarter viruses before they get into the enterprise, as well as cleaning up when viruses do get in, as they inevitably will.
The company unveiled the expansion of its Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy, which is designed to assist in the management of outbreaks across multiple points of company networks. The products and services are designed to help IT managers block viruses, remediate outbreaks, coordinate security policies across multiple devices, platforms, and systems in different geographic locations, and determine the effectiveness of current security investments and procedures.
"What we have done is we have asked ourselves what people have been asking for years: what can we do before the outbreak?" said Bob Hansmann, director of product marketing for Trend Micro.
The service is designed to take the focus away from simply distributing virus signatures to helping companies detect and block viruses. More complicated threats, such as the Nimda worm and CodeRed, can spread before any antivirus vendor can distribute signature files. Instead, the …