Trend Micro International, a global leader in security software, today announced the close of an agreement to acquire TippingPoint, a leading provider of next-generation intrusion prevention systems (IPS) and integrated network security solutions, from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Trend Micro TippingPoint solutions are immediately available to bring customers comprehensive threat intelligence and protection for current and zero-day vulnerabilities and exploits.
“We are very excited to see this agreement come to fruition as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to enterprise security,” said Eva Chen, CEO, Trend Micro. “With the addition of TippingPoint, Trend Micro provides customers with the unmatched ability to respond to known and unknown threats, exploits and vulnerabilities across the entire attack lifecycle. Trend Micro is now in a unique position to deliver these integrated, layered capabilities to address the complex network security challenges facing global companies today.”
Trend Micro TippingPoint includes the threat intelligence from Digital Vaccine® Labs (DVLabs), as well as the power of the Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), the industry-leading bounty program that encourages and rewards independent security researchers to identify previously unknown vulnerabilities. When combined with Trend Micro Smart Protection Network™, the company offers the industry’s most advanced capabilities to protect enterprises across the network, data center, cloud and endpoints.
“With the addition of TippingPoint to its existing solution set, Trend Micro boasts one of the most complete security portfolios in the industry,” said Rob Ayoub, research director, IDC. “The modern enterprise is a labyrinth of endpoints, hybrid cloud infrastructure and networks. It is critical to have a holistic security strategy, including multiple layers of protection and reliable, real-time threat intelligence to stay ahead of sophisticated attackers. Trend Micro TippingPoint, along with the rest of Trend Micro’s solutions, empowers corporate security teams to work smarter and more efficiently.”
Terms of the $300 million agreement to acquire TippingPoint were initially disclosed in October 2015. The transaction includes significant industry expertise, leading security technology and intellectual property, in addition to a large, loyal enterprise customer base.
Trend Micro and ZDI are also the co-sponsors of Pwn2Own, a competition that gathers security researchers to identify vulnerabilities in four of the most targeted software platforms. This year’s event will take place at CanSecWest 2016, March 16-17 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A detailed blog post with more insight on this acquisition is available here: http://blog.trendmicro.com/trend-micro-welcomes-tippingpoint-dvlabs-zero-day-initiative/.
For additional information on Trend Micro TippingPoint solutions, visit: http://www.trendmicro.com/tippingpoint.