Microsoft has added Trend Micro’s Worry-Free Business Security solution into the dashboard of Windows Server 2012 Essentials providing protection to machines from viruses, spyware, spam as well as malicious website.
The Business Security solution provides anti-malware and data protection through a secure and centralized web-based management console, which is now integrated into the Windows Server Essential dashboard, thereby allowing users to manage their devices from any location.
As Magi Diego, director of SMB Marketing at Trend Micro said:
“By working with Microsoft to integrate Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security Services and Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Trend Micro small-business customers benefit from cloud computing and mobile applications while feeling confident that their information is safe.”
Microsoft product marketing manager, Server and Tools, David Fabritius was equally exalted:
“Trend Micro is taking advantage of the built-in ability to include their offerings in the single management console in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials. This enables ease of management of the entire IT infrastructure, including security, reducing costs for channel partners and small businesses.”
Malware is seen as a major threat to small businesses, and a single infected endpoint (or server) has the potential to bring an entire business to a halt. Uptime for small businesses is also very critical, as this allows them to focus on running their core business.
And as security defenses become more and more robust in the enterprise sector, cybercriminals have turned their guns towards SMBs — some estimates put the number of data breaches for small and medium sized businesses up to six times higher than large organizations.
Security companies have increased their focus on the Small and Medium Businesses sector, as security takes center stage for most SMBs. An IDC report last year projects SMB security spending to grow and exceed $5.6 billion by 2015.