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Trend Micro acquires Third Brigade

Extends its malware protection for dynamic datacenter environments

By CBR Staff Writer

Anti-virus software developer Trend Micro has agreed to buy Canada-based security and compliance software company Third Brigade. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter, were not disclosed.

Trend Micro said Third Brigade’s products and technology will complement and extend its malware protection for dynamic datacenter environments. It said the acquisition will also give it a host-based intrusion defense system for protecting endpoints from zero-day malware. The companies have already collaborated on a firewall product that plugs into Trend Micro’s OfficeScan architecture.

When the acquisition is complete Third Brigade will change its name to Trend Micro Canada Technologies.

Eva Chen, chief executive at Trend Micro, said: This acquisition underscores our commitment to deliver innovative solutions suited to dynamic datacenters, as they expand from physical to virtual and public/private cloud-computing environments. Third Brigade’s security and compliance solutions also align with our mission of delivering flexible and customizable internet security solutions to address the ever-changing threats on the web.

Wael Mohamed, President and CEO of Third Brigade, said: Our common vision for extending proven security and compliance techniques across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, combined with Trend Micro’s substantial industry, channel, and financial strengths will allow us to accelerate our pace of innovation while reaching a global market of partners and customers. We’re extremely proud and excited to be part of the Trend Micro team.

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