The companies said that the deal was made with server security in mind. Third Brigade specialises in datacentre security, and Trend Micro hopes that the deal will bolster its arsenal in both the physical and virtualised server markets.
"Trend Micro has been a pioneer and global leader in server protection software for over 10 years," said Trend Micro chief executive Eva Chen.
"This acquisition underscores our commitment to maintaining that leadership position, and accelerates our ongoing efforts to deliver innovative solutions that are uniquely suited to dynamic datacentres as they expand from physical to virtual and public/private cloud computing environments."
The company said that it also hopes to introduce Third Brigade's intrusion prevention system (IPS) into its own enterprise offerings. The companies already have an arrangement which includes the Third Brigade IPS in Trend Micro's Intrusion Defense Firewall product.
"Our shared passion for excellence, and Trend Micro's commitment to Third Brigade's products, partners and customers, were paramount in making this decision," said Third Brigade president and chief executive Wael Mohamed.
The deal should be finalised by the end of June.
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