Trend Micro Joins Microsoft’s Private Edge Compute Ecosystem
April 17, 2023
Collaboration will drive secure adoption of private 5G networks built on Azure

DALLAS, April 17, 2023 Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, announced at Hannover Messe 2023 today its selection as a Microsoft Azure Private 5G Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) software partner.

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Private 5G networks offer enterprises as diverse as healthcare providers and smart manufacturers the opportunity to transform factories, campuses, and other locations with low latency and high bandwidth connectivity. It’s a market already worth nearly $1.6 billion and set to grow at a CAGR of 51.2% by 2030.

However, while considered a more secure option than public 5G, the proliferation of cloud technologies, IoT endpoints, and open source software (in O-RAN deployments) that come with such deployments could significantly expand the corporate attack surface. Research reveals that even mobile operators feel they lack adequate tools and knowledge to mitigate these concerns.

Built on years of industry expertise, Trend Micro Mobile Network Security (TMMNS) is tailor-made to provide joint defense between the private 5G network and endpoint –streamlining compliance and enhancing security across information and communication technology (IT/CT) environments.

The solution will be listed on the Azure Marketplace as a compelling option for Microsoft customers looking to tap the power of the Azure Private 5G Core to deploy secure 5G private networks.

Trend Micro is a Microsoft Strategic 500 Customer and Global Gold ISV and announced a strategy in 2021 to build cloud-based security solutions on Microsoft Azure and generate new co-selling opportunities.

The new announcements at Hannover Messe 2023 today will continue this momentum and extend the collaboration into the fast-growing private 5G network space. Multiple projects are currently under development with joint customers.

Reinforcing its expertise in this area, Trend Micro recently announced the creation of a new subsidiary, CTOne, focused on 5G security. The firm has already helped to accelerate digital transformation at NEXCOM’s smart factory in Taiwan through leading next-gen wireless network security.


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