Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy Selected for Superior End-to-End Protection From Viruses and Malicious Content

Cupertino, Calif. – March 31, 2003 — Trend Micro Inc. (NASDAQ: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security, today announced Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy (EPS) as the winner of the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award for corporate antivirus software. Trend Micro EPS was chosen for the award over products from Symantec?, Network Associates? and Sophos?. Editors pointed out that Trend Micro EPS offers a desktop-to-gateway solution combined with an extensive support infrastructure.

“For great end-to-end antivirus coverage, with unique strengths in outbreak containment, you need look no further than EPS,” editors wrote. “It’s Trend Micro Outbreak Commander, detailed help, custom policies and extensive support make it a good choice for busy administrators.” In addition, the editors wrote, “A Web-based interface that lets you administer from anywhere and the best rollback capabilities of the bunch earn EPS our Editors’ Choice.”

“Trend Micro is honored that Enterprise Protection Strategy has been singled out for the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice award for corporate antivirus software,” said Steve Chang, chairman and CEO of Trend Micro. “EPS was designed to provide an innovative solution based on outbreak prevention and damage cleanup that’s unique in our industry for the ever increasing problem of mixed malicious code threats.”

Through EPS, Trend Micro Products Give IT Unique Protection and Flexibility The latest generation of antivirus and content security products that support Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy were included in the review. Editors singled out Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security Suite (IMSS)?, which provides policy-based antivirus protection and content security for the messaging gateway, as the only gateway product in the roundup to offer both SMTP and POP 3 protection. “Like the McAfee and Symantec products, IMSS offers heuristic and archive scanning,” editors noted. “But it goes beyond these by letting administrators set message size, session data size, number of connections and queue load limits, sizes and locations to optimize throughput. The policy manager lets you create address groups for policy setting.”

Trend Micro ScanMail? for Microsoft? Exchange was also well received by PC Magazine editors for its “strong” e-mail server protection. “Unlike the other products here, ScanMail can download a local copy of updates to share with clients or other servers,” they said. “Information-starved administrators will love its thorough logging, with filtered views and CSV export.”

Trend Micro Virus Service Level Agreement Provides Customer Support for EPS Editors also gave high marks for the wide range of support choices for corporate customers, from “friendly toll-free support” to a “unique” penalty-backed, detection commitment for customer submitted virus cases, part of Trend Micro Virus Response Service Level Agreement.

PC-cillin 2003 Consumer Antivirus Protection Has Easy Installation, Free Support

In an accompanying review of consumer antivirus products, editors also singled out Trend Micro PC-cillin? 2003 for its easy installation and interface, integrated firewall and free technical support. “By including antivirus, firewall, PDA and wireless protection, PC-cillin 2003 covers all major Internet security threats and provides protection without requiring any adjustments,” editors said. “A unique Wi-Fi protection feature lets you click a button to block all incoming traffic on a wireless network connection.”

About Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy
Trend Micro launched EPS in May of 2002 to address mixed threat attacks such as Code Red and NIMDA. It coordinates Trend Micro products and services and the expertise of TrendLabs?, a global network of antivirus research and support centers, to address each stage of the outbreak lifecycle: outbreak prevention, virus response and assessment and restoration. Its Web-based interface, Trend Micro Control Manager?, is the core of EPS, and provides centralized management and enterprise-wide coordination for all Trend Micro antivirus and content security products and services.

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 Web site at Trend Micro, PC-cillin, Control Manager, ScanMail, and InterScan Messaging Security Suite are trademarks or registered trademarks of Trend Micro Incorporated. All other company or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.




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