TITLE

Trend to shed 'one-trick pony' tag

AUTHOR(S)
Tullett, Jon
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
SC Magazine: For IT Security Professionals (UK Edition);Jun2004, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents an interview with Steve Chang, chief executive officer of Trend Micro, on the plan of the company to counter the occurrence of computer viruses. Chang has allegedly piloted the company into uncharted territory. From an undiluted focus on traditional anti-virus (AV) markets, the VirusWall appliance is tackling an Integral Data Store (IDS) role for network worms, and Chang has forged relationships with networking firms Cisco and Juniper to integrate the technology of Chang at the network layer. Allegedly, Chang divides the virus field into two camps, namely file-based viruses and network worms. Apparently, the plan of the company was to use its credibility in the AV market to springboard into the network and IDS market, but avoiding the standard IDS behavior to address only virus-specific issues. As network worms are nearly impossible to stop outright, Chang has allegedly focused on damage limitation, rather than outright blocking. According to Chang, the network worm business has three components, namely Layer 3, with hardware, switches, appliances, and routers. Second is network management pieces to deliver security policy during an outbreak, and third, is the company's center, with AV knowledge, analysis and isolation.
ACCESSION #
13615222

 

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