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Security specialist Trend Micro announced enhancements to its
OfficeScan, Mobile Security and Data Protection solutions, which
includes the ability to integrate management of security, data
protection, and mobile management. Trend Micro OfficeScan 10.6 now
includes an optional data loss prevention (DLP) plug-in that enables
customers to deploy endpoint DLP in minutes, while Mobile Security 7.1
adds support for Apple iPad and iPhone, as well as Android and
BlackBerry devices, with an expanded set of mobile device management
capabilities, all integrated within the OfficeScan management
environment.

In addition, Endpoint Encryption 3.1 provides encryption for any
device that may carry sensitive corporate data including laptops, USB
drives and removable media. Real-time auditing capabilities support
"evidence of control" requirements during audits and following a data
breach. The company’s Endpoint Encryption’s pre-boot authentication
provides a high level of security to encrypted devices.

A recent Trend Micro study shows that IT departments serving more
than 200 users have added security point solutions at an alarming
rate–in some cases they have a dozen types of software, each with a
different directory, administration console and server. "We have
quickly found ourselves in a situation where IT organizations must
consolidate their security solutions, or risk errors and solution gaps
due to this added complexity," said Ron Clarkson, Trend Micro’s senior
director of endpoint business. "The good news is, Trend Micro has
anticipated this situation and provides a reliable way out of it."

The OfficeScan endpoint security framework offers a single client
and management infrastructure, single vendor source for software
updates and upgrades, and the ability to correlate threat intelligence
across the network for greater visibility and control.

"As a school district, we have to be aware of how our data is being
handled," said Michael Clark, director of IT, Battle Ground School
District. "Right now, we are monitoring what types of information
employees are sending out. Trend Micro Enterprise Security for
Endpoints, with the new DLP plug-in, can help us with our monitoring
efforts and therefore improve our understanding and visibility about
data movement in our environment. Then we can continue to evolve our
internal standards and policies, and take advantage of Trend Micro data
protection features as we phase in tighter controls."