Trend Micro Launches Hosted Email Security Service

Security software vendor Trend Micro has announced that it’s retiring its InterScan Messaging Hosted Security (IMHS) platform in favor of the all-new Hosted Email Security product starting in April. Here’s what service providers should know.

According to the press release, the main difference between IMHS and the new platform is simple -- beyond an all new platform, the new Hosted Email Security offers enhanced malware and spam protection while increasing reliability to a promised 100% uptime.

Trend Micro Managed Email Security is going to come in two flavors: one that includes the full SLA, with inbound, outbound, and content filtering services, including spam blocking settings and rules, and one that does nothing but the inbound filtering. The former will cost $40 per user; the latter $32.

Apprently, the usual benefits of software as a service (SaaS) still apply. Trend Micro claims Managed Email Security is scalable, requires absolutely no intervention from IT staff, and it’s constantly updated with new threat information with no action required by the user.

There’s a lot of competition in the managed security arena. But we'll be watching to see how Trend Micro differentiates.


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