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Trend Micro attributes Magic Quadrant leadership to strategic acquisition

23 Jan 2017

Trend Micro’s acquisition of TippingPoint has been a key strategic move in its positioning as a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant, the company says.

In a statement released today, the company announced that it was named a leader in the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS).

The company also says that having TippingPoint and its solutions in its portfolio shows the company has made ‘positive progress’ since the acquisition in March 2016.

TippingPoint is a solution that offers depth analysis of network traffic across data centres and distributed enterprise networks. Trend Micro’s ANZ enterprise sales and channel director Indi Siriniwasa says that being named a leader reflects the company’s commitment and long-term vision for network security.

“Our acquisition of TippingPoint was designed to strategically advance the capabilities of our solutions to meet the needs of our customers faced with the growing complexity of protecting their enterprise networks,” Siriniwasa said.

Trend Micro TippingPoint VP and general manager Don Closser says TippingPoint is more focused than ever as it works with Trend Micro to integrate products.

“We are committed to staying on the forefront of attack trends and anticipating our customers’ evolving network security requirements,” said Don Closser, vice president and general manager for Trend Micro TippingPoint.

Closser believes that the product integration between Trend Micro has strengthened the overall product and gained the two companies a placement in the 2017 Magic Quadrant. 

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