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Trend Micro promises 'custom' protection to combat targeted attacks

09 Oct 2012
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Security and antivirus software vendor Trend Micro has unveiled Custom Defense, a security platform designed to detect and prevent advanced persistent threat (APT) attacks.

The company said that the release, which combines behavioural analysis and reputation tools with conventional "sandbox" security protections to detect attacks which may otherwise evade conventional IT security platforms.

Trend Micro chief product officer Steve Quane said that the release of the Custom Defense platform was a response by the company to a new wave of attacks that are custom-built to infect unique targets and individuals.

With attackers looking to launch unique attacks for their targets, the company felt the need to change its own approach.

"Customers were waiting for the anti-virus industry to tell them how to respond," Quane said.

"We now have a very different platform for attacks, 2012 is the age of not only cyber-warfare, but targeted attacks."

The Custom Defense platform will look to prevent attacks by offering cloud-based security platforms designed to detect and identify new attacks and malicious activity from custom malware as well as network activity analysis tools to detect potentially suspicious or malicious activity from infected systems.

Additionally, the platform will offer customised "sandbox" protections which will allow administrators to limit the scope of potential attacks.

The company is also updating its e-mail security platform to detect and block spear phishing attempts.

Trend said that the platform will target not only speer phishing, but also APT attacks which use email attachments to infect organisations.

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Shaun Nichols

Shaun Nichols is the US correspondent for He has been with the company since 2006, originally joining as a news intern at the site's San Francisco offices.

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