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Entrust Datacard Finalizes Acquisition of Trend Micro’s SSL Operations




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MINNEAPOLIS—(May 19, 2016)—Entrust Datacard today announced that it has successfully closed on the acquisition of Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704, TSE:4704) SSL business assets. The closing was finalized on April 29, 2016 and comes after the passing of regulatory approval procedures.

Through this acquisition, Entrust Datacard has now assumed all asset rights from Trend Micro’s SSL business, including high-assurance certificates, roots and its SSL customers. In addition, industry experts will be joining Entrust Datacard from this acquisition – including Chris Bailey and Kirk Hall, among others – bringing decades of combined SSL experience and leadership to Entrust Datacard.

“We are very pleased to expand our digital certificate portfolio, and are thrilled to welcome such esteemed experts and leaders to our company,” said Todd Wilkinson, CEO and president of Entrust Datacard. “There is a heightened awareness around cyber security and data breaches, and this acquisition showcases our continued commitment to our customers that we are accelerating our investments and innovations in strong data encryption and authentication technology so that they can continue to safeguard data and protect assets.”

Entrust Datacard’s comprehensive portfolio of SSL digital certificates remain a cornerstone to a layered, identity-based security approach that focuses on helping secure identities and transactions for financial organizations, enterprises and governments. This, combined with Entrust Datacard’s scalability of SSL certificate business that can meet a variety of customer needs, as well as commitment to best-in-class technical support and industry-leading customer service, helps safeguard data and provides robust network security for its customers – helping minimize security vulnerabilities and maximize protection against data threats.

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About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Built on 27 years of experience, our solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered data security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. All of our solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, and are supported by more than 1,200 threat experts around the globe. For more information, visit

 About Entrust Datacard

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit