Trend Micro set to acquire online storage and data synchronisation company

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Trend Micro has announced a definitive agreement to purchase online storage and data synchronisation company humyo.

Trend Micro has announced a definitive agreement to purchase online storage and data synchronisation company humyo.

Spotting an expansion in online backup and data access, Trend Micro said that the humyo acquisition will allow it to expand its security promise to its consumers, small businesses and service providers, by affording them with secure backup, recovery and constant access. It also said humyo is a natural fit with its cloud security strategy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

An online storage provider, humyo helps to enable organisation of data and removes the manual effort of moving files from one PC to another. Using a web browser, consumers and small businesses can protect, access and share important files, or download a client to synchronise files across all their computers and enable access to humyo through an extra hard drive on their PC.

Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro, said: “humyo's superior data synchronisation technology - which allows multiple devices including PCs, Macs and smartphones to automatically backup to a common folder in the cloud so that consumer users can easily access their data from whatever device they have in hand - is a clear differentiator that helps to ensure that users' files are always safe and secure as well as effortlessly organised. Their online storage fits into our strategy of providing security from and for the cloud.”

Dan Conlon, co-founder and managing director of humyo, said: “The growth in mobile devices, iPad and internet-enabled televisions means people want access to what they want, when they want it, and on whatever device they have with them.

“Online storage with synchronisation makes that happen. Google and Microsoft are behind the curve on this and by teaming with Trend Micro, known for its innovation and its global market presence, we'll push the boundaries even further to make Trend Micro online storage the global choice.”

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