Trend Micro acquires Third Brigade

Trend Micro announced today a definitive agreement to acquire the Third Brigade business, a privately-held security and compliance software company. The acquisition is subject to certain approvals, and is expected to close in the 2nd quarter of 2009. Financial terms are not disclosed.

Third Brigade products and technology complement and extend Trend Micro malware protection for datacenter environments. They offer increased security, improved performance and deployment convenience to organizations and service providers using virtualization in datacenters, including private and public cloud environments. And they allow datacenter administrators to use and protect their virtualization investments, and maximize their costs savings through higher consolidation rates, more timely and efficient patching, and reduced compliance costs.

Third Brigade also provides a host-based intrusion defense system for protecting endpoints from zero-day malware, which complements and layers on top of Trend Micro’s suite of content security technologies and products powered by the Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web and other threats.

Third Brigade also complements and extends Trend Micro’s solutions for PCI, allowing organizations to quickly and cost-effectively meet PCI compliance requirements by addressing six of the 12 PCI requirements in a single, centrally managed software solution, and by providing detailed, auditable reports that document prevented attacks and policy compliance status.

Trend Micro is committed to the Third Brigade existing product roadmap and will continue to offer its stand-alone products for the near term as well as gradually integrate select Third Brigade capabilities into its own products and solutions. The Third Brigade office in Ottawa will become the new headquarters of Trend Micro Canada Technologies, operating as a subsidiary of Trend Micro U.S.

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