Trend Micro offers a wide range of cybersecurity tools and services, including extended detection and response (XDR). Trend Micro XDR services are part of the Trend Micro Vision One platform, which provides capabilities such as data collection and correlation, and threat intelligence.
Trend Micro XDR follows a particular cycle that includes threat detection, forensic investigation, response to security events, reporting, and service review. There are several Managed XDR services, each designed especially for endpoints, cloud workloads, networks, messaging, and alerting.
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The Trend Micro Vision One platform is a threat defense platform with XDR capabilities. It is packaged together with Trend Micro solutions such as Apex One, Cloud One, and Cloud App Security.
Vision One collects and correlates detailed activity data from multiple media including email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads and networks. It can significantly improve detection and investigation of complex threats compared to EDR or other single point solutions.
The solution enriches security events with context from multiple layers of the IT environment, which can turn a seemingly harmless event into a sign of a meaningful intrusion. This can help security analysts quickly understand impacts and minimize severity and scope.
Vision One provides an SIEM connector for alert delivery. This makes it possible to correlate alerts from several Trend Micro products, and other security tools, improve reliability, and reduce the number of alerts that need to be handled by analysts. SIEM alerts link directly to Vision One’s XDR Investigation Workbench, providing access to additional context on the alert, and enabling rapid investigation and response.
Vision One leverages threat intelligence from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, with constantly updated detection rules that can improve the accuracy of the platform’s analytic models and help it detect more threats in the environment.
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The Trend Micro Vision One platform offers a wide range of managed XDR services and capabilities. The managed XDR stack combines threat detection tools alongside a team of experts that can monitor, analyze, alert, and respond to threats.
Trend Micro Managed XDR offers dedicated services for endpoints, networks, servers, cloud workloads, and networks. It is possible to correlate all data to gain better insight into the source and scope of attacks.
This service generates a recording of system behavior and events occurring at both the user and kernel levels. To gain this information, the service uses a lightweight agent in combination with Trend Micro EDR and endpoint protection tools.
The managed XDR for endpoints service can track events in context to provide in-depth historical data in real-time. Additionally, the service monitors servers 24/7, attempting to detect threats.
Trend Micro combines two services to provide security coverage for cloud workloads — Trend Micro Deep Security and Trend Micro Managed XDR. Deep Security is a solution designed to protect cloud, container, and virtual environments.
Deep Security offers a wide range of capabilities that can help protect against malware, unauthorized changes, and vulnerabilities. The solution can send information — such as file integrity monitoring data and server activity metadata — to Trend Micro XDR, where the data is correlated and becomes visible across environments.
This service leverages two Trend Micro offerings — Trend Micro Deep Discovery Inspector in combination with MDR. Discovery Inspector is a network appliance solution that monitors ports and network protocols, trying to detect advanced threats or targeted attacks that move laterally across the network, as well as in and out of the network.
Discovery Inspector attempts to detect and analyze various evasive activities, such as command and control (C&C) communications and malware. Once activities are detected, the system sends alerts to the MDR solution, which records metadata and queries as needed.
Managed XDR for messaging is provided through the combination of Trend Micro Cloud App Security and Trend Micro Managed XDR. This service attempts to detect threats like phishing and prevent escalation.
The Cloud App Security solution offers advanced threat protection that helps secure cloud file sharing and emails from services like Gmail, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Office 365, and Box. Once integrated with the services, Trend Micro Managed XDR scans them while looking for indicators of compromise (IoCs).
Trend Micro managed services offer 24/7 monitoring. Events occurring across the network and its endpoints are continuously sent, in real-time, to the Trend Micro security operations center (SOC) as logs or alerts.
Each detected event is prioritized and validated before it is deemed critical. Once a critical security event occurs, it is remotely investigated using the data already logged, as well as escalated to the customer for response.
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