Detect, analyze, adapt, and respond
to the attacks that matter to you
Today’s most damaging attacks are targeted specifically at your people, your systems, your vulnerabilities, and your data. Advanced persistent threats (APTs) are stealthier and more sophisticated than ever, using insidious social engineering techniques to quietly penetrate your organization to deploy customized malware that can live undetected for months. Then when you are least expecting it, cybercriminals can remotely and covertly steal your valuable information—from credit card data to the more lucrative intellectual property or government secrets—potentially destroying your competitive advantage, or in the case of government even putting national security at risk.
Many organizations feel that they have been targeted. The Ponemon Institute found that 67 percent of organizations admit that their current security activities are insufficient to stop a targeted attack. Not surprisingly, Trend Micro found that 55 percent are not even aware of intrusions, and fewer know the extent of the attack or who exactly is behind it. While necessary to thwart the majority of today’s attacks, standard defenses have proven insufficient to handle APTs and targeted attacks. A custom attack requires a custom defense.
The Trend Micro Custom Defense is the industry’s first advanced threat protection solution that enables you not only to detect and analyze APTs and targeted attacks, but also to rapidly adapt your protection and respond to specific attacks. The comprehensive Custom Defense solution integrates software, global threat intelligence, and specialized tools and services to provide custom insight about the specific threat and cybercriminals involved. Recent advances in command and communication (C&C) response help you stop suspicious behavior even before it endangers your intellectual property. With in-depth access to the information you need to fight back against your attackers, you can block APTs and shut them down before real damage occurs.
The Trend Micro Custom Defense is a comprehensive solution that equips you to detect, analyze, adapt and respond to the attacks that matter most to you. We provided the most comprehensive advanced protection solution in the industry to address advanced targeted attacks that may be targeting your organization.
At the heart of the Trend Micro Custom Defense solution is Deep Discovery, a specialized threat protection platform that performs network-wide monitoring to detect zero-day malware, malicious communications, and attacker behaviors that are invisible to standard security defenses. Uniquely integrated with other Trend Micro security control points across the network, the solution can detect and block attacks occurring via corporate and personal email, social media applications, mobile devices, and more . It can also detect and block command and control communications back to the cybercriminal, or attempts to move laterally to other valuable systems within the network. Unlike competitive offerings that use generic ‘sandboxes’ in the hope that one will trigger and detect the attack, the Trend Micro Custom Defense allows for multiple, customer-defined sandboxes that better reflect your real-life environment and allow you to determine whether you have been breached. The Trend Micro Custom Defense sandbox detonates suspect code in a safe, controlled environment optimized to evade hacker techniques that are on the lookout for sandboxing solutions.
Upon detection, the Trend Micro Custom Defense solution best enables you to profile in depth the risk, origin and characteristics of the attack, and uniquely delivers actionable intelligence that guides rapid containment and remediatiation. To aid in the threat investigation, Threat Connect offers a customized view of threat intelligence that is specific to your environment, and offers you the ability to tap into the power of a global, cloud-based threat intelligence network.
To immediately adapt and strengthen protection against further attacks, the Trend Micro Custom Defense helps you create custom responses to these targeted attacks, such as IP blacklists, custom spear phishing protection, and coming soon, custom signatures—all specific to each attack. The solution automatically updates the Smart Protection Network and issues these custom security updates to Trend Micro gateway, endpoint, and server enforcement points. Built using an open and extensible platform, the solution can also send security updates to non-Trend Micro security products that may already be an important part of you defense in-depth strategy.
Finally, the solution delivers 360-degree contextual visibility of the attack, arming you with the insight needed to respond to your specific attackers. The solution can deliver insight such as what information is being targeted, how the attack works, who the attacker is, and perhaps most importantly, who is actually sponsoring the attack. Armed with this information you can more rapidly contain and remediate the attack and contact appropriate authorities for further action.
Trend Micro Deep Discovery uniquely detects and identifies evasive threats in real-time, and provides the in-depth analysis and relevant actionable intelligence that fuels the Trend Micro Custom Defense solution. Only Deep Discovery provides:
As part of the Trend Micro Custom Defense solution and for better protection across the network, advanced threat detection capabilities are integrated into Trend Micro mail gateway and server security products. Trend Micro™ ScanMail™Suite for Microsoft® Exchange™, Trend Micro™ ScanMail™ Suite for IBM® Lotus® Domino™, and Trend Micro™ InterScan™ Messaging Security have been integrated with Deep Discovery to send suspicious files for sandbox analysis and detection of previously unknown malware. In addition, these products feature an exploit detection engine that identifies email attachments that contain exploits for vulnerabilities in major Adobe, Microsoft Office, and other programs and blocks or quarantines them, furthering the level of protection provided.
All Trend Micro protection products will integrate more tightly with the adaptive updates of Deep Discovery. Additional product integrations will be announced soon.
The Trend Micro Smart Protection Network cloud security infrastructure rapidly and accurately identifies new threats, delivering global threat intelligence to secure data wherever it resides. It looks in more places for threat data, and uses big data analytics to deliver actionable threat intelligence across mobile, physical, virtual and cloud environments.
The Threat Connect information portal is accessible via Deep Discovery. It provides you with the full breadth of relevant Trend Micro threat intelligence about specific threats— aiding in the rapid assessment, containment, and remediation of an attack.
For years, Trend Micro has been helping its customers effectively identify and remediate targeted cyber-attacks. A full suite of tools and services enables Trend Micro support engineers to discover and analyze advanced threats in mail stores and network traffic, as well as for searching log files for traces of attack activity. Proven effective for incident response and forensics, these tools are now available to Trend Micro customers and the Trend Micro partner ecosystem.