Dell Expands Security Portfolio for Small Business with Trend Micro Partnership

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Dell is expanding its security and data protection offerings for small and medium-size business through its relationship with Trend Micro.

Looking to enhance its security offerings for small and medium-size businesses, Dell has expanded its relationship with Internet content security provider Trend Micro. The deal is designed to bring SMBs safer and simpler data protection, Dell said.

"According to the FBI, cybercriminals steal millions from small and midsize companies," said Carol Carpenter, general manager of Trend Micro Consumer and Small Business, in a statement. "Small businesses and emerging entrepreneurs are targeted more often than enterprises as they typically have limited IT resources to manage security threats. Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services lets business owners focus on growing their business without worrying about IT by protecting their customer data while keeping the maintenance cost low."

Dell and Trend Micro have created a customized user interface to simplify the endpoint security management process for business owners and IT administrators. Dell said the solution offers the following benefits:

  • Centralized Web-based management console: IT administrators and business owners have anywhere, anytime Web access to view and manage their security.
  • Low impact to system performance: Trend antivirus and threat scans are processed in the Smart Protection Network with little impact to system performance.
  • Minimal management: Preconfigured security parameters make it easy for businesses with little to no IT management. Trend Micro does the rest by continuously updating against Web threats when systems connect to the Internet.
  • Global neighborhood watch threat detection: Threat sensors around the world identify new Web threats wherever they emerge to constantly block dangerous Websites, viruses and other threats.

Dell's expanded relationship with Trend Micro follows Dell's announcement in July to expand the company's security solutions portfolio and provide small and medium-size businesses with best-of-breed security technologies.