Trend Micro(TM) ScanMail(TM) for Microsoft(R) Exchange 2000 Provides Managed Virus Protection; Secures and Defends Against Security Threats
CUPERTINO, Calif and MALVERN, Penn. – April 10, 2002 – Trend Micro Inc. (NASDAQ: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions, and United Messaging, a global enterprise messaging solutions provider that delivers outsourced email and collaboration services to enterprises worldwide, today announced an Alliance to ensure United Messaging customers will be protected by Trend Micro’s award-winning ScanMail* for Microsoft* Exchange* 2000. According to Computer Economics, viruses caused $13.2 billion in damage to organizations worldwide in 2001. “A key benefit to customers working with United Messaging is that we deliver a very focused set of service levels for messaging,” said Drew Pipkin, Senior Vice President, United Messaging. Pipkin added that, “Among competing virus protection solutions, United Messaging recognized Trend Micro’s ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange 2000 as the optimal technology to integrate into our Managed Exchange service, which is why we teamed with Trend Micro to deliver the highest level of content security and virus protection for our Microsoft Exchange clients. We protect our customers – no short cuts and no compromises.”
The service secures its subscribers from viruses and content security threats. Trend Micro’s ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange 2000 is a comprehensive, multi-threaded memory scanning antivirus and content filtering solution designed to protect organizations of any size against email-borne viruses, spam, and unwanted message content in the MicrosoftExchange 2000 environment. United Messaging also receives 24×7 proactive virus outbreak support from TrendLabs*, Trend Micro’s global virus research and support infrastructure with over 250 dedicated engineers located in seven locations worldwide.
Email is the glue holding communications in place and viruses are the leading threat to email in today’s enterprises. According to the ISCA Labs 7th Annual Computer Virus Prevalence Survey 2001, over 80% of virus infections result from email. By using Trend Micro as its managed virus protection solution provider, United Messaging ensures that its customers are protected from the thousands of hackers and viruses that cause outages. “Managed virus protection is fast becoming integral to the Microsoft Exchange messaging services offered by outsourced messaging service providers,” said Elliott Lowe, Director of Channel Sales & Marketing, Trend Micro. “United Messaging is a recognized leader in the market for managed Microsoft Exchange services and is very serious about delivering uninterrupted service to its customers. Its progressive approach to delivering world-class messaging and collaboration services, coupled with its industry-leading expertise, made United Messaging a logical fit for Trend Micro’s solutions and services.”
The demand for effective virus protection from email outsourcers is noted in industry analyst firm International Data Corporation’s Security Technology 2001 study, which is based on extensive interviews of North American IT managers and executives in July 2001. The strong interest in outsourcing applications like Microsoft Exchange is being driven by the combination of economic and security climates that are pressuring organizations to cut costs and at the same time improve security.
About United Messaging
United Messaging helps large enterprises eliminate boundaries and accelerate improvement by conducting anytime, anywhere business. It does this by connecting people and processes using messaging and collaboration tools based on best of breed applications like Microsoft Exchange, Lotus* Domino*, iPlanet* and BlackBerry* wireless. The company is headquartered in Malvern, PA. For more information, contact United Messaging at www.unitedmessaging.com, or (888) 993-5088.
About Trend Micro
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, CA 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 www.antivirus.com or www.trendmicro.com or call (800) 228-5651 in North America. United Messaging is a registered trademark of United Messaging, Inc. Trend Micro, ScanMail and TrendLabs are trademarks or registered trademarks of Trend Micro Inc. . All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.