IDC Declares Trend Micro Worldwide Leader in Server-Based Antivirus Solutions

CUPERTINO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 13, 2001–

With Worldwide Market Shares of 63% in Internet Gateway and 31% for the Groupware Market, Trend Micro Positioned as Foremost Provider of

Server-Based Antivirus Solutions for the Enterprise

According to a recently published report from International Data Corporation (IDC), Trend Micro Inc. (Nasdaq:TMIC)(TSE:4704) dominates the antivirus market as the worldwide leader in server-based antivirus software sales, including Internet gateway (Web server) and Groupware virus protection. The study by IDC titled, “Antivirus Software: A Segmentation of the Market,” follows an earlier July 2001, IDC report titled, “Worldwide Anti-virus Software Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2001,” which found Trend Micro to be the fastest growing antivirus vendor with an annual growth rate of 51% in the year 2000.

The report determined Trend Micro to be the worldwide market leader for the year 2000 in the following segments of the antivirus industry:

— No. 1 in the overall Antivirus Server market with 33% market share

— No. 1 in the Groupware market with 31% market share

— No. 1 in the Internet gateway (Web server) market with 63% market share

“Our findings speak for themselves…Trend Micro dominates the server-based antivirus market,” said Brian Burke, senior research analyst at IDC’s Internet Security division. “Having introduced the world to the first server level virus protection, Trend Micro is known for its expertise in protecting the enterprise network from viruses and other malicious code. We expect to see the same innovative solutions and strong growth rate from Trend Micro in the years to come, positioning the Company to take advantage of the server-based antivirus market’s expected boom.”

According to the recent IDC report, server-based revenue sales will far surpass that of desktop in the coming years. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for desktop antivirus is projected to decline 4% from 2000 to 2005. Unlike the desktop market, server-based antivirus solutions are expected to be the most dominant share of the antivirus industry with 45%. Revenue for this segment is expected to increase from approximately $366 million in 2000 to $1, 247 million in 2005.

Steve Chang, CEO of Trend Micro said, “We are thrilled with these results! It is quite gratifying to see our vision and strategy validated by this well-respected group of industry analysts. InterScan VirusWall and ScanMail are clearly the enterprise antivirus solution of choice, making Trend Micro the industry standard for server-based virus protection around the world.

“With an overall 33% market share, we are currently the worldwide market leader for server-based antivirus solutions, a segment of the industry that is expected to grow at an outstanding rate over the next five years. We plan to fully capitalize on that opportunity,” Chang concluded.

InterScan(R) VirusWall(R) Dominates the Internet Gateway with 63% Market Share

Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall sits at the Internet gateway stopping viruses and other malicious code before they have a chance to spread to the desktop. SMTP, HTTP, and FTP traffic is scanned for the latest Trojans and viruses, as well as for malicious ActiveX and Java code. For more information, please visit:

ScanMail(R) Claims 31% of the Worldwide Antivirus Groupware Market

Developed for the enterprise and service provider markets, Trend Micro ScanMail is a scalable, multi-threaded, high availability security product designed to protect organizations of any size against email-borne viruses in the Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Notes/Domino messaging environments. For more information, please visit:

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based Corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold directly, through corporate value-added resellers, and through managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit or

Note to Editors: InterScan, VirusWall, and ScanMail are registered trademarks of Trend Micro Inc. in the United States and trademarks in other countries. Other product and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The statements included in this release contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These Statements include, but are not limited, estimates about the growth of input growth area. Trend Micro cautions readers that forward-looking statements are based on Trend Micro’s current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are the accuracy of third party growth estimates, Trend Micro’s ability to produce software products that are technologically superior to those of its competitors and to maintain such superiority, its ability to offer software products at competitive prices compared with its competitors’ products, and its ability to gain and maintain customer satisfaction with its software products, in addition to other risk factors appearing from time to time in Trend Micro’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Trend Micro assumes no obligation to update this information, which speaks as of the date of this release unless specifically noted otherwise.

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