Press Release Summary:
Supporting MicrosoftÂ® SharePointÂ® 2010, Trend Micro(TM) PortalProtect(TM) 2.0 includes pre-built data loss prevention as well as content-filtering, detecting and blocking unwanted Web content posted to SharePoint environments. Program is backed by Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, which scans, filters, and correlates more than 20 billion emails, web sites, and files every day, and then leverages that data to identify and respond to emerging threats.
Original Press Release:
Trend Micro Announces PortalProtect 2.0
Protecting the SharePoint community for nearly a decade, the newest version of Trend Micro(TM) PortalProtect(TM) combines Web threat protection, content-filtering and data loss prevention.
CUPERTINO, Calif., -- Trend Micro is introducing Trend Micro PortalProtect 2.0, which supports the Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 platform and is newly strengthened with Web threat protection and data loss prevention - two new features in the latest version that's unmatched by competing SharePoint protection solutions.
"Over 60 percent of U.S. companies are using SharePoint either to build portals, team sites, share files, discussion forums, wikis and blogs - and they're sharing that information both internally and externally with their partners and customers," said David Lieberman, director of messaging business for Trend Micro. "But when external users are involved, the risk of infection and data theft increases significantly, as does the possibility of data loss. So we raised protection in this newest version of Trend Micro PortalProtect for the SharePoint community that wants and needs stronger protection against malware and data loss."
AV security for SharePoint with Web threat protection and advanced content filtering for data loss prevention
Companies build trust with their employees, partners and customers through collaboration platforms like SharePoint but one mistyped or compromised URL in a discussion forum or wiki can sever that trust. Trend Micro PortalProtect 2.0 does more than just stop viruses - it's backed by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure which scans, filters and correlates more than 20 billion emails, Web sites and files every single day, and then leverages that data to identify and respond to emerging threats. Trend Micro PortalProtect 2.0 has the ability to detect and block unwanted Web content posted to SharePoint environments.
In addition to Web protection, PortalProtect adds advanced content-filtering for both file and Web content, helping to ensure that offensive material does not appear on SharePoint. It includes pre-built data loss prevention with easy-to-use templates that track personal identifiable information (PII) like social security or account numbers that can creep into SharePoint sites either intentionally or accidentally by employees, causing companies to compromise compliance to HIPAA, PCI or internal regulations. Content-filtering policies can be limited with Active Directory or SharePoint users and groups.
SMDC Health System, a member of Essentia Health, is based in Duluth, Minnesota and serves a regional population of 460,000. As a way to improve consistency of care by fostering better communications relating to disease management, SMDC technology teams were asked to introduce a collaboration platform. They knew that a collaboration portal could make it easy for administrators, physicians, clinicians, and their partners to share information with each other and efficiently manage posted content without requiring IT intervention. IT support teams at SMDC Health System resolved the concerns about security for the collaboration portal with the introduction of Trend Micro PortalProtect.
"With Trend Micro PortalProtect, blocking threats to patient data on Web portal servers, we can support secure communications among disease management teams," said Pete Bruno, manager, business applications and development, SMDC Health System. "Consistency of care is all about collaboration--access to the same results for patients regardless of their location. Our protected platform for sharing information was originally the brain child of our chief medical officer, and today it improves relationships among the 1500 physicians and diagnostic partners that rely on it."
Pricing and Availability for North America
Trend Micro PortalProtect will be available June 25. Per user pricing varies by seat count and price decreases with volume. For the 501-1000 seat level, PortalProtect is $18.82 per user. For more information on PortalProtect, please visit: http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/enterprise/portalprotect/index.html
Visit our online media kit for more resources and research on how Web threats are affecting the SharePoint community
SharePoint in Healthcare, Frost & Sullivan whitepaper, 2010
Information exchange and interaction are critical to the modern hospital environment. This whitepaper explains why that as SharePoint usage increases within the healthcare industry, so does the security challenges posed by SharePoint.
The Need for SharePoint Security, Osterman Research, 2010
For many organizations, Osterman Research found that SharePoint security is considered a "nice to have", but that security capabilities deployed at the gateway, server and endpoint level are perceived to be sufficient to protect SharePoint servers from malware and related threats. This white paper examines why organizations should understand that deploying SharePoint security at all layers of the network and on all systems is key to protecting a network from all threats.
Comparing Leading Email and SharePoint Security Solutions, Osterman Research, 2010
Trend Micro PortalProtect was found to have the lowest Total Cost of Ownership compared with other SharePoint security solutions. This comparative research paper looks at the hard numbers and how companies that choose Trend Micro can save time and money.
Microsoft SharePoint: Use Models and Security Risks, Trend Micro whitepaper, 2010
With more interactive SharePoint capabilities, expanded use beyond employees, and the growing sophistication of threats, the risks have escalated exponentially. This white paper examines the increasing risks to SharePoint and offers best practices to ensure optimal security.
Trend Micro PortalProtect is part of Trend Micro(TM) Enterprise Security - a tightly integrated offering of content security products, services and solutions which is powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. Trend Micro Enterprise Security delivers maximum protection from emerging threats while minimizing the cost and complexity of security management.
About Trend Micro:
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Visit TrendWatch at www.trendmicro.com/go/trendwatch to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, a next-generation cloud-client innovation that combines sophisticated cloud-based reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabs(SM) researchers to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit www.trendmicro.com.
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