Trend Micro Collaborates with DOCOMO to Launch Security for IoT Devices, Fully Protecting Business Users’ Connected Experience

Solution enables customers building cloud computing solutions to
easily set up a security environment when using the DOCOMO Cloud Platform

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Trend
Micro Incorporated
(TYO:
4704
; TSE:
4704
), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced
NTT DOCOMO, INC., Japan’s leading mobile operator and one of the world’s
foremost contributors to 3G, 4G and 5G mobile network technologies, will
launch a solution to protect IoT devices running on DOCOMO’s mobile
network utilizing Trend Micro’s security solution.

Enabling this first-of-its-kind protection is the new DOCOMO Cloud
Platform Network Security Service, a solution that layers in security
solutions from Trend Micro. The result is an easy-to-use security shield
specifically for DOCOMO’s customers who are building
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) environments.

Until now, deploying a security solution on the DOCOMO Cloud Platform
required customers to set up third-party products manually. This new
service simplifies the deployment of security onto the DOCOMO Cloud
Platform.

Telecom companies and service providers have long been planning for the
impact of 5G. Now is the time to ensure the extra security risks posed
by these smart endpoints at a network level are protected. Trend Micro
is helping DOCOMO protect their customers’ data in cost-effective,
easy-to-deploy ways.

Under the technical covers of this solution is Trend Micro’s Virtual
Network Function Suite (VNFS), tested rigorously last
year in the DOCOMO 5G Open Cloud
.

In addition to verification in the 5G environment, verification has also
been promoted in the 4G environment currently used by many customers. As
a result of verification, DOCOMO concluded that this solution is
effective in the environments with increased opportunity for IoT
security threats. Therefore, they decided to provide this solution for
4G environments as part of DOCOMO Cloud Platform.

“The promise and potential of 5G has the world waiting but let me issue
a warning for the need for extra protection. Smarter endpoints mean a
greater cyber risk to manage,” said Akihiko Omikawa, executive vice
president for Trend Micro. “We’re delighted and proud that our
technology meets the needs of this global mobile phone leader. Together
our joint solution delivers cloud infrastructure capabilities integrated
with IoT-ready security customized for modern data centers.”

Trend Micro’s telecom solution, VNFS, offers service providers a range
of security functionality including intrusion prevention, URL filtering
and application control to mitigate threats across their networks
without impacting performance.

As a software-based solution, this security service can be deployed in
minutes versus the days required with on-site hardware, and is
dynamically allocated, configured and scaled according to customer
requirements.

Underlying threat intelligence is provided by Trend Micro, which
analyzes 1.5 billion new threat samples and blocks 250 million threats
every 24 hours.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions,
helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our
innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide
layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and
endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat
intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized
visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With over
6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world’s most advanced
global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to secure
their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.

Contacts

Kateri Daniels
817-522-7911
[email protected]

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