Trend Micro and ASUS Team Up to Protect Users Against IoT Security Threats

Trend Micro and ASUS Team Up to Protect Users Against IoT Security Threats

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Trend Micro, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, recently partnered with ASUS to protect home users against malicious IoT threats with Trend Micro Smart Home Network solution embedded in ASUS wireless home routers. Security of Internet of Things (IoT) devices remains an essential aspect for consumers to know about while they gradually adopt the concept of connected devices in this era. Trend Micro’s security solution aims to protect home network users from turning into zombie computers, while connected devices remain safe from possible malicious activities.

“The home network is getting more complicated and dangerous than ever with more IoT devices showing up. It’s critical to have visibility and security over home gateways and IoT devices at home. Trend Micro and ASUS are committed to carry on this duty with our virtual patch and web threat protection. Our solution, backed up by professional and expert researchers, provides defense capabilities that can tackle evolving threats in a timely manner.”, said Dr. Terence Liu, vice president of network threat defense technology group at Trend Micro.

Gartner predicted in 2015 that by now there would be more than 4 billion connected IoT devices in consumer smart home environments and 25 billion by 2020. IoT security is more than a buzzword, but a security challenge for home users. According to the data analyzed by the Trend Micro network threat defense team, a single router can detect more than 12,000 attack events worldwide on a monthly basis. Additionally, 90 percent of the top 10 security events are outbound attacks and exploits by home devices.

Trend Micro recently detected and stopped new IoT malware families, Mirai and Hajime. These malware families were set up in IoT devices to power recent cyber attacks led by botnets in home networks. The Trend Micro Smart Home Network helps customers stop issues that may possibly result in cybercrime or occupying the home network.

“The Smart Home Network solution by Trend Micro does a great job of making home networks even more secure. Trend Micro and ASUS are working together to continuously enhance security solutions on our wireless routers against new security threats and make sure our customers can safely enjoy their digital lives.”, said Tenlong Deng, vice president of the wireless device business unit for ASUS. Trend Micro and ASUS will continue to protect users from existing and new security issues.

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