Trend Micro will use intrusion prevention software from startup Third Brigade in its own OfficeScan desktop anti-virus software.
Trend senior product manager Ron Clarkson said Trend expects to have ready a software plug-in for OfficeScan based on Third Brigade's Deep Security by the fourth quarter of this year.
OfficeScan 8.0, the current version of the Trend endpoint-security product, uses a plug-in architecture that facilitates this type of integration, Clarkson says. Customers of OfficeScan 8.0 should be able to simply add the plug-in without a major upgrade.
Trend Micro indicated the arrangement with Third Brigade constitutes the first OEM arrangement it has undertaken for OfficeScan 8.0. Specific pricing and naming for the OfficeScan software plug-in are not yet available.
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