CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 16, 2001–
Awarded Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 Certification by Independent
Testing Lab; Advances to Premier Level of Citrix Business Alliance
Trend Micro Inc. (Nasdaq: TMIC) (TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions, today announced that its file server antivirus solution, ServerProtect(TM) 5, has earned certification for Citrix(R) MetaFrame(TM) 1.8 software.
WTS-Center, a German independent testing laboratory, certified that ServerProtect successfully met rigorous functionality and performance criteria.
Trend Micro’s ServerProtect provides comprehensive virus scanning throughout the network for file servers running Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 software and Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Terminal Services or Windows NT(R) Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. With WTS-Center certification, customers are assured that Trend Micro’s ServerProtect antivirus solution will perform in the Citrix MetaFrame application-serving environment.
This certification also advances Trend Micro to Premier member status in the Citrix Business Alliance(TM) (CBA), a coalition of industry-leading companies from across the technology spectrum that work closely with Citrix to design and market complementary solutions for mutual customers.
To receive Citrix MetaFrame 1.8 certification, ServerProtect was put through a series of stringent performance tests including evaluation of ServerProtect’s load on the available processors during real-time, scan now and task scan options; its CPU and memory resource utilization when running the application; and the behavior of Terminal Server with 20 and 40 connected users.
“We are very impressed with ServerProtect’s functionality and performance characteristics, and are confident that ServerProtect 5 is well-suited for use on a Terminal Server with Citrix MetaFrame 1.8,” commented Siegfried Kinzel, technical manager, WTS-Center.
“Third-party certification testing, like that from WTS-Center, is always a valuable proving ground for Trend Micro’s products,” said Oscar Chang, senior vice president of product development at Trend Micro. “Having an antivirus solution certified for Citrix MetaFrame v1.8 demonstrates our commitment to providing best-of-breed solutions that are designed to work in the most demanding enterprise environments.”
“With mainstream adoption of the Citrix application server computing model, there has been corresponding growth in demand for antivirus solutions that work seamlessly in this environment,” said Bruce Cabral, director of the Citrix Business Alliance. “We welcome Trend Micro to the Premier level of the CBA as a member with technologies that can help to meet the growing need for enhanced server-based virus protection.”
The WTS-Center is a joint project of Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, UUNET, Cisco, T-Mobile, and asp4you. The testing center tests and certifies applications based on the level of execution and feasibility in a Windows Terminal Server topology.
The rapid proliferation and destructive potential of macro viruses, backdoor Trojans and email worms, which can spread through shared documents, underscores the need for server-based virus protection. Recognizing the need for robust, dependable network virus protection, Trend Micro developed ServerProtect to automate routine antivirus maintenance and centralize installation and upgrades to local or remote servers across the network. ServerProtect detects and removes known and unknown viruses on the fly, manages multiple servers and domains, and features automated, incremental pattern file updates, event reporting, and configuration that can be controlled through a remote Web-based or Windows-based console.
Pricing and Availability
ServerProtect 5 is available through Trend Micro’s network of value-added resellers. The U.S. suggested retail price for ServerProtect is USD $5,000 for a 250-seat license. For more information please visit our Web site at http://www.antivirus.com, or call customer service at 1-877-TRENDAV (US only).
About the Citrix Business Alliance
The Citrix Business Alliance (CBA) is a growing coalition of industry-leading companies from across the technology spectrum that are working with Citrix solutions to broaden the scope and effectiveness of server-based, enterprise computing solutions. The program provides members with access to Citrix products for compatibility testing with Citrix MetaFrame application server software, new business opportunities with other Citrix solution providers, access to joint marketing programs, and enhanced technical support.
About Trend Micro, Inc.
Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based Corporation has its North American headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., and business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold directly, through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit http://www.antivirus.com or http://www.trendmicro.com.
ServerProtect is a trademark of Trend Micro Inc in the United States and in other countries. Citrix(R), MetaFrame(TM) and Citrix Business Alliance(TM) are registered trademarks or trademarks of Citrix Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Other product and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.