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Trend Micro Launches Product to Protect Telecom Networks Serving Business and Home Users

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New security solution mitigates risks in high volume, dynamic network
architecture environments

Trend
Micro Incorporated
(TYO:
4704
; TSE:
4704
), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced
the launch of a product that enables telecom carriers as well as service
and cloud providers to protect telecom networks. This solution is
customized specifically for network function virtualization
architectures, which leading networks are increasingly being built upon.

"The telecom industry is undergoing a profound change as service
providers scramble to support the proliferation of devices available on
the market and future-proof networks for the coming 5G standard," said
Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro. "Our solution offers carriers exactly what
they need: comprehensive security that operates in high data volume
environments that is optimized to cope with the dynamic nature of modern
architectures."

The newly available product, named the Trend Micro Virtual Network
Function Suite is a fully virtualized set of network functions that sits
on the carrier network applying URL filtering, application control,
intrusion prevention and IoT reputation. Service providers are now
enabled to offer comprehensive protection for IoT, business and home
users.

Major enterprises have counted on Trend Micro to protect their corporate
networks for years. This new product is the result of innovative
re-packaging and customization to meet the evolving demands of new
users. The new offering is being met by anticipation by a number of
companies, including:

"Soracom welcomes the release of Trend Micro Virtual Network Function
Suite," said Ken Tamagawa, CEO of SORACOM Inc. "Soracom supports IoT
businesses by providing a comprehensive IoT connectivity platform. We
expect that combining the pay-as-you-go Soracom platform with Trend
Micro Virtual Network Function Suite will deliver powerful new
capabilities for users who need safer and more secure IoT systems."

"NEC provides telecom and cloud providers with cloud solutions which
utilize the latest SDN/NFV technology," said Toshifumi Uesaka, General
Manager, Service Platform Division, NEC Corp. "We are convinced that the
combination of our latest technology and Trend Micro Virtual Network
Function Suite will provide users with enriched next-generation services
via value-added security."

"IIJ welcomes the release of Trend Micro Virtual Network Function
Suite," said Kiyoshi Ishida, Managing Executive Officer at Internet
Initiative Japan Inc. "IIJ has previously partnered with Trend Micro to
develop SDN/NFV technology and conducted numerous experiments to bring
forth the next generation of network security. We will continue this
collaboration to commercialize security solutions optimized for the IT
infrastructure of end users."

Trend Micro's new solution allows security resources to be dynamically
allocated and configured for different services. Additionally, these
services can be scaled as needed when traffic increases. It utilizes the
data plane development kit for high-speed packet processing, ensuring
outstanding performance. For more information on embedded security
options, visit here.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions,
helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our
innovative solutions for consumers, businesses, and governments provide
layered security for data centers, cloud environments, networks, and
endpoints. All our products work together to seamlessly share threat
intelligence and provide a connected threat defense with centralized
visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more
than 6,000 employees in over 50 countries and the world's most advanced
global threat intelligence, Trend Micro secures your connected world.
For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.

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