Security - Maximise Protection with Trend


Maximise your Protection


With Trend Worry Free Business Security  and Hosted Email Security

Action Required

  • Update Worry-Free Business Security to Version 10

  • Enable Hosted Email Security features for maximum protection and improved email digest for Apple iOS devices.

Update Worry-Free version 10

Trend Micro has released version 10 of Worry-Free Business Security, the centrally managed anti-malware solution. If you are receiving this email, this is the product that protects your IT system from advanced threats and malware by providing antivirus, web security, ransomware protection, and data security.

Whats new in version 10:

  • Predictive Machine Learning: The Predictive Machine Learning engine can protect your network from new, previously unidentified, or unknown threats through advanced file feature analysis and heuristic process monitoring. Predictive Machine Learning can ascertain the probability that a threat exists in a file or process and the probable threat type, protecting you from zero-day attacks.
  • Scan Per Device: In addition to manually scanning one or more device groups, Worry-Free Business Security allows you to scan selected devices to help you efficiently manage the devices on your network. You can also stop scanning any selected devices during the scan.
  • New Live Status Design: Find important information conveniently grouped into simple widgets. The widgets can help you identify key information such as threat intelligence and device status. You can also solve problems with a simple click in the new Action Center.
  • Automate Product Update: Worry-Free Business Security can help keep your protection up-to-date by periodically checking for the latest improvements and fixes. Use the Product Update feature to download and install update package automatically.
  • Email Notification Enhancements: Clarified email subject lines and a concise event summary with a possible solution can help you identify the action required and resolve problems faster.
  • HTTPS Web Threat Protection for Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge: Worry-Free Business Security has enhanced and extended your protection against malicious HTTPS websites. You can use the Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers and be fully protected by your Web Reputation and URL Filtering policies without the need of browser add-ons.
  • Wildcard and Windows Environment Variable Support for Behavior Monitoring Exceptions: Worry-Free Business Security now supports wildcard characters and has enhanced the Windows environment variable support for approved and blocked programs in Behavior Monitoring. These enhancements give you more flexibility when defining exceptions.
  • Platform Support: This version of Worry-Free Business Security provides support for Microsoft™ Windows™ 10 Fall Creators Update.

Support for Windows 10 Spring Creators Update will be released on the 21/05/2018.

Enable Hosted Email Security new features

Trend Micro has introduced new features in its Hosted Email Security service to maximise protection. Many of these features are not enabled by default. Some of these features include:

Trend Micro Predictive Machine Learning uses advanced machine learning technology to correlate threat information and perform in-depth file analysis to detect emerging unknown security risks through digital DNA fingerprinting, API mapping, and other file features. Predictive Machine Learning is a powerful tool that helps protect your environment from unidentified threats and zero-day attacks.

After detecting an unknown or low-prevalence file, Hosted Email Security scans the file using the Advanced Threat Scan Engine to extract file features and sends the report to the Predictive Machine Learning engine. Through use of malware modeling, Predictive Machine Learning compares the sample to the malware model, assigns a probability score, and determines the probable malware type that the file contains.

The Advanced Threat Scan Engine (ATSE) uses a combination of pattern-based scanning and heuristic scanning to detect document exploits and other threats used in targeted attacks.

Major features include:

  • Detection of zero-day threats
  • Detection of embedded exploit code
  • Detection rules for known vulnerabilities
  • Enhanced parsers for handling file deformities

Quarantine email digests which allow you to release emails identified as spam has been impossible on Apple mobile devices until now with modification to your HES settings.

Security - Largest data breaches of 2017

Now we are in 2018, its time to look back at 2017 and the exploits that have had the biggest impact:

last year was an eye opening study in real-world repercussions for cyber security lapses. Executive firings, stock drops and class action settlements were among the knock on effects of a data breach.

  • Uber – Massive data breach of 57 million accounts. CSO Joe Sullivan and his deputy Craig Clark both lost their jobs for their roles in maintaining poor security standards and unethical handling of the breach debacle.

  • Equifax – Data Breach impacted 147 million customers. Following the public disclosure of the breach, the credit bureau lost a staggering $4 billion in market cap! This is living proof that data breaches impact stock prices. The CSO, CEO and CIO all stepped down from their roles. This story shows that public backlash against security blunders is now reaching the boardroom.
  • Securities Exchange Commission – The SEC released information about a breach that occurred last year of its EDGAR financial disclosure system that could potentially put at risk stock trading information. SEC Chair Jay Clayton was brought up in front of a senate panel to explain.
  • Anthem – The fallout from a class action against Anthem was the biggest on data breach settlements record! Following the breach of 80 million patient records, Anthem had to shell out $115 million in settlements.
  • UK NHS – This incident didn’t just put jobs or money at risk, it also put lives at risk too. The WannaCry outbreak in March caused an interruption in 16 different hospitals across the UK.
  • Yahoo – Although this was reported in 2016, the fallout from the breach continued when Verizon managed to secure a $350 million discount in their acquisition of Yahoo. Good thing too as after the deal went through Verizon discovered the breach actually impacted 3 billion users, not the 1 billion originally disclosed by Yahoo.
  • Marissa Mayer – The Yahoo fallout also affected the bank balance of the former CEO of Yahoo. Verizon forced her out early due to the breach. The board clearly made an example out of their leading executive. Mayer lost a $2 million bonus and up to $12 million in stock compensation as a result of how the company handled its data during her tenure.

The days of pretending that data breaches don't matter to the business or to executive job security are quickly drawing to a close. This past year has shown how real the implications can be for business viability, for the job prospects of top brass in charge when lapses occur, and even for the personal finances of CEOs when it all goes south.

Trend Antivirus has been making some massive movements in this space and just came out on top of NSS Labs 2017 Breach Detection Report with a 100% score. Let us know how you can better protect your data and IT assets from exploits.