BigFix and Trend Micro have announced a joint licensing agreement that will see the Trend Micro endpoint security management solution powered by the BigFix platform.


In a solution that will scale to the requirements of very large enterprises with more than 10,000 endpoints, the Trend Micro Web Protection Module is the first in a series of new endpoint modules. It is designed to proactively protect endpoints against web threats and provide security enhancements to the BigFix platform.


The Trend Micro Web Protection Module, which also works with existing endpoint anti-malware solutions, leverages with the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network – a security infrastructure that uses lightweight clients to access its unique in-the-cloud correlation of email, web and file reputation technologies, as well as extensive threat databases.


Customers' protection is automatically updated and strengthened as more products, services and users access the network, creating a real-time neighborhood watch protection service for its users.


BigFix is built on a high performance real-time, single agent, single management infrastructure architecture that provides continuous security, configuration assessment and remediation on the endpoints themselves regardless of connectivity – public or private networks, connected or disconnected.


Amrit Williams, CTO of BigFix, said: “The BigFix-Trend Micro agreement changes the enterprise IT security landscape. The combination of BigFix's highly scalable and adaptable infrastructure management platform and Trend Micro's cloud-client technologies result in fully unified endpoint security solutions that cut costs and lowers security risks in ways that no other solution set can touch.”