Trend Micro acquires advanced persistent threat defender Broadweb

Trend Micro has purchased Broadweb to enhance network protection against targeted and advanced persistent threats.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

Trend Micro has acquired Broadweb in order to better protect networks against targeted and advanced threats in the modern cybercrime landscape.

Announced on Thursday, the security firm said the purchase of Taiwanese advanced network security solutions provider Broadweb will improve network defenses offered to businesses worldwide.

The attraction of Broadweb lies within its deep packet inspection technology and ability to block malicious data packets in real-time. Trend Micro plans to use this technology to improve its Custom Defense Solution software, which includes network-wide visibility and protection against targeted attacks and sophisticated advanced threats.

Founded in 1999, Broadweb has over one million active users, and has received the NSS Labs and ICSA Labs Intrusion Prevention System Certification.

Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

"As attacks evolve, conventional network security is no longer sufficient to keep digitized data, intellectual property and communications safe," said Kevin Simzer, senior vice president of marketing and business development at Trend Micro. 

"Our Custom Defense solution is unlike anything on the market. It enables organizations to detect, analyze, adapt and respond to targeted attacks and advanced threats. 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."

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