Trend Micro and ASUS Team Together to Fight Ransomware
June 16, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow, so do online security issues and the threat of ransomware attacks.  Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704TSE: 4704), a global leader of security software, and ASUS are committed to minimizing the security risks of a connected home. Trend Micro has blocked more than 100 million ransomware threats for its customers in the last six months alone, including users of the Trend Micro™ Smart Home Network solution embedded in ASUS wireless home routers.

“Trend Micro is devoted to developing superior security protection technologies,” said Dr. Terence Liu, Network Threat Defense Vice President, Trend Micro. “IoT home security is a promising market. Trend Micro and ASUS are committed to improve smart home security and to secure connected environments. To make this a reality, our web threat protection provides superior defense capabilities and can prevent identity theft and monetary loss due to ransomware and viruses.”

The Trend Micro Smart Home Network provides full internet management features, including web threat protection and online protection for kids. This partnership helps protect customer data from ongoing threats.  Trend Micro’s web threat protection detects more than 830,000 webpage threat cases worldwide every day, and the reports show up to 70 percent of monitored ASUS wireless home routers are threatened every day by malicious webpages.

“Smart Home Network solution by Trend Micro filters and intercepts malicious intrusions and attacks from the source to improve home network security. Trend Micro continues to update security solutions in response to ransomware and other new security threats,” said Tenlong Deng, Vice President, Wireless Device Business Unit, ASUS.  “As security partners, we work together to optimize security protection for wireless routers, providing a safe digital experience for consumers to enjoy.”

Trend Micro and ASUS will continue to monitor internet connected smart home devices and minimize threats from ransomware.

Note1: Business Insider

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