Trend Micro launches its consumer security business in Saudi Arabia
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced the launch of its consumer-focused business in Saudi Arabia during the @Hack: Infosec on the Edge event held at Riyadh Front Expo Centre, which was attended by over 14,000 visitors. The company will focus on safeguarding the digital environments of families, homes, and communities in the Kingdom against the evolving threat landscape.
“As we forefront the movement on safeguarding enterprises and digital infrastructures in Saudi Arabia, people remain at the core of our strategy,” said Dr. Moataz Bin Ali, Vice President & Managing Director, MENA for Trend Micro. The launch of consumer-focused solutions is a leap forward to securing individuals, families and communities working and learning remotely from home. We at Trend Micro, consider this to be our prime responsibility to secure environments that are extensively used by the masses and will continue to do so with innovative industry-leading solutions.”
As per the Trend Micro H1 2021 mid-year round-up report, In Saudi Arabia, Trend Micro solutions detected and blocked over 30 million (30,845,899) email threats, preventing over 7 million (7,728,049) malicious URL victim attacks, and over 14,000 (14,009) URL hosts. In addition, over 2 million (2,715,948) malware attacks were identified and stopped, while over 1,000 (1,369) online related banking malware threats were blocked.
The report also shows that home networks in Saudi Arabia were a major attraction for cybercriminals looking to pivot to corporate systems, devices, and networks. Across the Kingdom, Trend Micro’s Smart Home Network (SHN) solutions blocked 3 million (2,91,108) SHN inbound and outbound attacks combined, preventing over 6 million (6,515,895) such SHN events for hackers to target or control home devices from executing malware, obtaining sensitive information, intercepting communications, or launching external attacks. These figures highlight a more pressing issue with people working from home and organizations repositioning themselves to adjust to the new normal.
Trend Micro is committed to the Saudi Vision 2030 and considers the commencement of its consumer security business as a forward-looking step that will secure the digital transformation strides of the Kingdom and further enhance the cybersecurity posture of the country in the future.