Hybrid SaaS email security from Trend Micro

Trend Micro announced the latest version of InterScan Messaging Security Virtual Appliance (IMSVA), newly built as a 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.

This hybrid SaaS email security provides 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.

New in this version:

  • 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.

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