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Trend Micro Joins Industry Leaders in the Effort to Secure Critical IT Healthcare Infrastructure

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, today renewed its commitment to the security of the nation's critical healthcare infrastructure and announced its membership in the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium (MDISS).

As a founding member, Trend Micro joins the U.S.-based, non-profit Consortium in helping to protect public health and well-being by advancing IT risk management practices to ensure the wide availability of innovative and safe medical devices.

Beyond the security concerns facing most industries, healthcare is confronted with a unique set of threats that pose additional risks to its critical infrastructure:

  • First, the growth of biomedical devices that are linked to networks and exposed to malware could adversely affect functionality and therefore, patient care and safety.
  • Second, the use of personal and mobile devices is exposing the network to a broad range of "bring your own" consumer devices of unknown and uncontrolled security posture. These unsecured devices put patient care, data privacy, and network operations at risk.

The MDISS Consortium aims to raise the industry's awareness of these risks, provide education on how the risks can be mitigated today, and to drive regulatory and technology efforts to support long-term solutions.

Trend Micro Solutions for Healthcare

Trend Micro provides a full range of server, endpoint and data security solutions to help healthcare organizations meet their security and compliance requirements across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  

In the areas of medical device and consumerization protection, Trend Micro offers Threat Management System – a network analysis and visibility solution that monitors network traffic to detect and pinpoint threats that may be present in these devices.  With Trend Micro™ Threat Management System, medical institutions can:

  • Protect against advanced targeted attacks
  • Monitor and protect critical medical devices
  • Adopt consumerization and mobility with confidence

Supporting quotes:

Dan Woodward, vice president, U.S. marketing, Trend Micro

"Trend Micro is thrilled to be a part of the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium. It is an opportunity to bring forth our security expertise to further the safe adoption of medical devices technology.  We welcome the opportunity to join these esteemed healthcare providers, hospitals and equipment providers to address the various industry requirements and challenges and to share best practices."

Dale Nordenberg, M.D., Executive director and CEO, Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium

"Security risks are becoming a reality for the millions of patients who depend on medical devices for their health and well-being. We are excited that a recognized global security leader such as Trend Micro has joined our initiative to help advance a safe medical device industry, which will ultimately optimize the quality of patient care."

Supporting assets:

  • To learn more about the Medical Device Innovation, Safety and Security Consortium, please visit:
  • Trend Micro offers a range of security solutions that address the healthcare industry's needs. To learn more, please visit here.  
  • For thought-leadership and insight into the security needs of the healthcare industry, please check out Trend Micro's whitepaper, "Trend Micro Solutions for the Healthcare Industry."    

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers.  A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe. 

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