Trend Micro Boosts Hybrid Cloud Security with Canada-based Immunio Acquisition

The acquisition will increase the automated protection that Trend Micro can provide throughout the DevOps lifecyle.

Immunio

Cybersecurity giant Trend Micro Inc. announced Monday that it has acquired Immunio as part of its efforts to expand its Hybrid Cloud Security solution.

Japan-based Trend Micro’s U.S. headquarters is in Irving, and Immunio is a Montreal, Canada-based company that was a pioneer in real-time web application security.

“Technology changes, like cloud computing and container platforms, are enabling faster application development,” said Bill McGee, senior vice president and general manager of Hybrid Cloud Security at Trend Micro. “Immunio’s run-time application security allows our customers to increase protection against software vulnerabilities within the applications they are building.”

“Technology changes, like cloud computing and container platforms, are enabling faster application development.”
Bill McGee

By acquiring Immunio and utilizing in-house development, Trend Micro said that it will increase the automated protection that it can provide throughout the DevOps lifecyle — software engineering that seeks to unify software development and software operations.

These capabilities of the combined companies will be demonstrated at AWS re:Invent 2017 through Friday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Trend Micro said in a release.

“In Trend, we found the perfect partner that shares our vision of protecting the web apps and APIs that make the web what it is today. Trend believes that the shift to cloud as well as devops presents a unique opportunity to ‘do things the right way,'” Immunio CEO and co-founder Zaid Al Hamami wrote in a blog post on the company’s website. 

Trend Micro also is enhancing its container-specific security capabilities, and will support container image scanning that allows security issues to be identified and resolved before production release.

It said that customers will be able to scan images in the container registry, allowing development teams to fix issues before deployment, and apply run-time protection capabilities based on findings from the imaging.

Trend Micro said those capabilities will be available in April.

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