Nokia and Trend Micro Team Together to Deliver the First Enterprise-Strength, Secure Content Management System
Rapidly deployable, auto-updating appliance is dedicated to blocking viruses and other email borne exploits at the network perimeter
Mountain View, CA – (Nov 5, 2002) – Nokia (NYSE:NOK), a global leader in best-of-breed, appliance-based IP network security solutions, and Trend Micro (Nasdaq:TMIC; TSE:4704), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic alliance focused on delivering network-based, best-of-breed content security solutions to enterprises. The two established security leaders intend to leverage their respective strengths in the appliance and antivirus/content security marketplaces to provide businesses with content security solutions designed to be robust, rapidly deployable, easily maintained and have unmatched performance.
“Trend Micro’s proven innovation and market leadership in antivirus and content security solutions brings an important strategic component to Nokia’s best-of-breed network security system approach,” said Dan MacDonald, vice president of product management and marketing, Nokia Internet Communications. “Together Nokia and Trend Micro will address the ubiquitous business problem of email borne exploits by delivering a unique, secure content management system that customers have been looking for and that offers key attributes like auto updating, statistical protection and unmatched performance and reliability.”
The Nokia-Trend Micro purpose-built, secure content management system, Nokia Message Protector SC6600, aims to provide easy to deploy, defense-in-depth email protection through statistical virus protection, SPAM rejection and intelligent exploit rejection. The system is designed to ensure maximum integrity and uptime of the enterprise messaging infrastructure and internal tests show that it can scan more than 120,000 messages per hour. The Nokia Message Protector SC6600 will be exclusively available from Nokia and backed by its “First call, Final resolution” support network to ensure that customers have a single point of contact for all support issues.
“The Nokia-Trend Micro system roadmap represents a significant commitment by both companies to bring a wide range of capabilities to the enterprise in a very consumable, desirable format.” said David Rowe, executive vice president of marketing. “For Trend Micro, this is a natural way to deliver our Enterprise Protection Strategy capabilities to the enterprise. Trend Micro has developed the Enterprise Protection Strategy to enable enterprises to get out in front of malicious outbreaks by creating a managed collaboration between our antivirus and content security products throughout the network. Our relationship with Nokia will make it easier than ever to deploy and use these capabilities.”
“This alliance combines the talents of Nokia and Trend Micro to offer an integrated hardware/software solution. This initial offering demonstrates key appliance benefits that can translate into strong total cost of ownership results. The potential for cost reduction is bolstered by the single support approach,” said Charles Kolodgy, IDC Research Manager.
About Nokia Internet Communications
Nokia Internet Communications, headquartered in Mountain View, California, provides world-class Network Security, Virtual Private Network and Internet Traffic and Content Management solutions that ensure the security and reliability of corporate enterprise and managed service provider networks. Nokia is committed to enhancing the end user experience by bringing a new level of security and reliability to the network, enabling an Internet transaction that is personal and trusted — each and every time. For more information, please visit http://www.nokia.com/ and click on Secure Network Solutions.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet, Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
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 through corporate and value-added resellers ..For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit our website, http://www.trendmicro.com