Trend Micro to enhance networks’ protection with Broadweb acquisition

11 Oct 2013

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Security software provider Trend Micro has acquired network security solutions provider Broadweb to enhance network protection against targeted attacks and advanced threats. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

Taiwan-based Broadweb’s deep packet inspection and real-time blocking of malicious packets should strengthen Trend Micro’s Custom Defense Solution, which is designed to provide networkwide visibility and protection against targeted attacks and sophisticated advanced threats.

“As attacks evolve, conventional network security is no longer sufficient to keep digitised data, intellectual property and communications safe,” said Kevin Simzer, senior vice-president, marketing and business development, Trend Micro.

“Integrating Broadweb’s proven capabilities into our Custom Defense Solution enhances our ability to provide customers with the most comprehensive solution for targeted attacks available today.”

Dr Terence Liu, CEO of Broadweb, said both Broadweb and Trend Micro are built on strong cyber security DNA and engineering culture.

“We anticipate this spark to unleash inspiration and creativity for next-generation network security technologies,” Liu said.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic