Trend Micro Announces PC-cillin 2003

All-in-One Antivirus, Personal Firewall & Wireless Offering Provides Enterprise-Level Protection at an Affordable Price for Consumers and SOHO Customers Cupertino, CA – November 18, 2002 – Trend Micro, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMIC; TSE: 4704), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced PC-cillin 2003, the newest version of its award-winning consumer and SOHO security suite.

PC-cillin 2003 is a comprehensive security solution for Internet users, designed to secure them from malicious attacks when using email, instant messaging, or Web traffic whether they are on a dialup, wireless or broadband network. It combines advanced virus detection and cleaning with an integrated personal firewall.

PC-cillin 2003 leverages the same antivirus technology as Trend Micro’s enterprise-class products, while keeping it easy and affordable for the home user. In addition to our dependable pattern based technology, Trend Micro’s patented heuristic scanning technology defends users from new, unknown script-based threats based on their actions rather than how they are written. PC-cillin now comes with a trojan/worm cleaning capability to automatically remove these pesky threats and repair the damage they leave behind. Fast, convenient and intuitive, PC-cillin 2003 remains easy for consumers and SOHO customers to install and operate.

“Trend Micro is pleased to offer our most complete consumer security package yet,” said Alvin Graylin, Product Group Manager, Trend Micro.” PC-cillin 2003 delivers cutting-edge antivirus and firewall technologies in an integrated easy-to-use solution. It’s an ideal security choice for home users, students, and small businesses – in fact, anyone using a PC, Laptop or PDA.”

Key Benefits:

· Advance Outbreak Alert
PC-cillin 2003’s industry-first advance warning service uses the research and knowledge of TrendLabs(tm), Trend Micro’s global network of antivirus and support centers, to inform users of new virus outbreaks. Users can then obtain the latest virus pattern file to protect themselves before viruses get to their PC.

· Wireless Internet Protection
While it’s very convenient to be able to surf the Web from any location with a wireless connection, downloading files can be potentially dangerous. With PC-cillin 2003, users can boost protection and secure their PCs with a single click, stopping viruses from entering or being passed on to other users.

· Enhanced Email Security
More than 87% of virus threats are received through email. PC-cillin 2003 scans messages and attachments retrieved from POP3 mail servers and attachments from Web mail servers, offering protection from the largest source of viruses.

· Integrated Personal Firewall
Always-on and rapid download benefits of broadband Internet connections bring an increased threat of hacker attacks. With PC-cillin 2003, users can choose xDSL, cable, or satellite connectivity and utilize personal firewall’s “smart” technology that allows for deeper virus detecting scans of email.

· Toll-free support
PC-cillin 2003 users receive toll-free technical support by phone during business hours, and by email 24 hours a day. Trend Micro is the only leading security solution provider to offer this level of service to their consumer and SOHO customers.

Pricing and Availability
Trend Micro’s PC-cillin 2003 will be available later this week for download at the Trend Micro website, at a price of US$49.95. It will also be available through major online and catalog resellers as well as the reseller channel for SOHO/small business users. For additional information in North America, please contact Trend Micro’s customer service representatives at 1-800-228-5651.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro 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,

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