Trend Micro is nominated for two gongs at the V3 Technology Awards, in the Best Enterprise Security Product category and the Best Cloud Security Product category, sponsored by VMware.
Ahead of the event V3 caught up with Bharat Mistry (pictured), cyber security consultant at Trend Micro, to hear more about the firm's year and what lies ahead in 2017.
V3: How does it feel to be nominated at the V3 Technology Awards?
Trend Micro is absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for the V3 awards. The nomination is a reflection of Trend Micro’s commitment in providing innovative enterprise-class solutions that solve real-world business challenges in the digital era.
What have been some of the biggest highlights of Trend’s year?
Trend Micro being placed furthest to the right in the quadrant for Completeness of Vision in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection.
The close of an agreement to acquire TippingPoint, a leading provider of next-generation intrusion prevention systems and integrated network security solutions, from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
IDC recognition of Trend Micro Market Leader in Server Security Market for sixth consecutive year.
Launch of XGen, a new approach to endpoint security blending multiple layers of threat protection.
What are some of the big challenges facing your customers that you are focusing on?
Dealing with ransomware is one of the biggest challenges customers are facing. It is now a prevalent and pervasive threat, with variants designed to attack all levels of the network.
Getting a handle on compliance and regulations, specifically GDPR, the impact of Brexit and identifying the shortfalls in their organisation.
Finally, the journey to the cloud. All organisations want to be agile and want instant-on services which are consumed on a utility model, but security is slowing down this journey.
Many organisations are trying to lift and shift legacy physical security and apply it to these new environments, and this is causing headaches for data centre operations.
What are some of the main areas of focus you expect to see in 2017?
Security for industrial IoT devices. As more and more devices are connected to the internet for remote monitoring and control, the security for these devices will be essential.
GDPR and the UK equivalent regulation, and the impact of Brexit.
Cyber crime has seen exponential growth in 2016, and 2017 promises continued growth in online extortion, hacktivism, mobile malware and the popularity of criminal underground markets for the buying and selling of illegal goods and services.
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