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Trend Micro Incorporated has finalized the acquisition of TippingPoint from Hewlett Packard Enterprise. In the first year of integration, Trend Micro committed not only to solid execution and seamless business continuity, but also to product innovation, resulting in a significant 25-per cent year-over-year growth in TippingPoint’s new business and improved market leadership. Trend Micro TippingPoint was recently named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems for both “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute”. In addition, Trend Micro received a “recommended” rating based on the 2016 NSS Labs Next-Generation Intrusion Protection System (NGIPS) test.

 

To ensure successful integration, Trend Micro signed on more than 300 TippingPoint employees and delivered uninterrupted service to approximately 2,500 large TippingPoint customers. In March, the team moved into new offices, complete with a technically advanced laboratory for research and development, in Austin, Texas.

 

In the past year, this business stability enabled Trend Micro to continue its history of innovation, enhancing the TippingPoint offerings, seamlessly integrating them with Trend Micro products, and bolstering the company’s presence and reputation within the enterprise network security market. For example, TippingPoint next-generation IPS (NGIPS) was integrated with Deep Discovery’s advanced threat protection technology to deliver a more powerful Network Defense solution. In January, TippingPoint became the first standalone NGIPS solution to deliver up to 100 Gbps inspection throughput with low latency for high- performance data centers and enterprise networks. In February, machine learning was added to TippingPoint, making it the first standalone NGIPS vendor to detect and block attacks in-line in real-time using machine learning. In the last twelve months, Trend Micro has filed 16 new patents related to the application of machine learning for its security intelligence.

 

The addition of TippingPoint also brings the powerful inclusion of industry-leading security intelligence and vulnerability research with Digital Vaccine Labs (DVLabs) and the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) bug bounty program. In the past year, ZDI has responsibly disclosed 678 vulnerabilities for 48 vendors’ products, with nearly 400 still pending. Early insight into undisclosed vulnerabilities enables Trend Micro to deliver preemptive zero-day protection.

 

“The acquisition of TippingPoint provided us with a distinct opportunity to add best-of-breed NGIPS technology, along with market-leading vulnerability research and threat expertise, to enhance our entire security offering,” said Kevin Simzer, Executive Vice-President – Sales, Marketing and Business Development, Trend Micro. “Throughout the transition, our emphasis has been on driving product innovation while maintaining business continuity and providing the outstanding support and responsiveness customers have come to expect from Trend Micro.”

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