Trend Micro “Suite-ins” Antivirus Offer to Small and Medium Businesses
Trend Micro Unleashes Small-Medium Business (SMB) Suite Offering, Programs, and Promotions Through Distribution Channels; Trend Micro All-in-one Antivirus Suite now Offers SMB the Benefits of Enterprise Protection Strategy
Cupertino, CA – May 12, 2003 – Trend Micro Inc (TSE: 4704; Nasdaq: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, is putting its antivirus security suites on a 20%-off sale to small-medium businesses (SMB) of 1000 users or less, through June 30, 2003. The temporary price drops apply to a “beefed up” NeaTSuite, as well as the recently introduced Client/Server and Client/Server/Messaging suites. They are accompanied by the launch of a new “Trend Micro Associate Partner Program” especially designed for the more than 1000 small-medium business resellers in the U.S. and Canada who currently buy Trend Micro antivirus solutions through distribution channels.
“Our research shows that nearly half of all SMB with less than 500 employees lack antivirus protection at the email server and Internet gateway,” said Dan Glessner, senior director, Trend Micro Americas Marketing. “With our improved suite product offering, aggressive price promotion, and new channel program – in association with our distributors Ingram Micro and Tech Data — we are bringing the complete award-winning services of our Enterprise Protection Strategy (EPS) to the SMB market. This means SMB can easily order, deploy, and manage their malicious code protection-and with this promotional pricing-at an even lower Total Cost of Ownership.”
Expanded Trend Micro NeaTSuite
NeaTSuite(tm) supports the Trend Micro EPS by gathering and centrally managing antivirus products at various computing layers in the business, overlaid with automated virus outbreak protection and damage cleanup services, to achieve the highest levels of security for businesses of all sizes, especially those with limited IT resources.
Trend Micro NeaTSuite is offered in two versions, each of which normally contain desktop, file server, and gateway protection for Microsoft(tm) platforms. They also include email protection for either Microsoft Exchange or Lotus(tm) Notes and Domino depending on the NeaTSuite version purchased. Now, through a special time-limited offer, each NeaTSuite offering will be expanded to include Trend Micro InterScan(tm) Messaging Security Suite for securing email even before it reaches email servers, regardless of the email server in use. InterScan(tm) Messaging Security Suite also provides advanced email management capabilities as well as industry-leading content filtering to block or manage email based on subject heading, content, or even attachments. NeaTSuite now includes file server virus security for NetWare and Red Hat(tm) Linux platforms popular in small-medium businesses. And Trend Micro Control Manager(tm) provides a single, centralized console for managing all of these systems easily, as well as automating management functions.
Trend Micro’s Client/Server Suite combines Trend Micro OfficeScan(tm) Corporate Edition and ServerProtect(tm) for Windows for a multi-layered defense against malicious code, and is capable of supporting Outbreak Prevention and Damage Cleanup Services. Trend Micro’s Client/Server/Messaging Suite gives complete desktop, server and email protection with support for the same EPS services, by combining OfficeScan Corporate Edition, ServerProtect for Windows, and ScanMail(tm) for Microsoft Exchange.
SMB Suites Promotion Availability and Pricing
The promotion starts immediately. The versions of NeaTSuite will be sold to all U.S. and Canadian customers until June 30, however, the 20% discount will apply only to customers of 1000 seats or less sold through distribution resellers. For example, NeaTSuite at 250 seats with a regular suggested retail price of $15,355, is now priced at $12,284, over $3,000 in savings. The suggested retail prices for Client/Server Suite and Client/Server/Messaging Suite also will be reduced by 20% for seat counts up to 1000 users through June 30. The “beefed up” NeaTSuite, with the additional components included, will be sold at quantities above 1000 seats at the regular NeaTSuite pricing.
Trend Micro Associate Program
Trend Micro’s Associate Partner Program provides SMB solution providers with information, training and tools via Trend Micro Partner Web, and regular newsletters and email notifications. In addition, a new Associate Partner Plus Program enables SMB solution providers who contractually commit to a certain level of annual sales with additional discounts through Ingram Micro and Tech Data, in addition to other program benefits.
“With Trend Micro’s ‘beefed up’ reseller partner program and suite products, they are positioning themselves in the hearts and minds of Tech Data’s VAR reseller community,” commented Tamra Muir, Tech Data’s vice president of Software Product Marketing. “This further exemplifies Trend Micro’s sharp SMB focus and our key role in reaching this vital market.”
“Trend Micro is answering the call of small business that need network security by making antivirus and Internet content security more accessible and more affordable,” said Kathy Riggs, senior director, product management, Ingram Micro U.S. “Together with Ingram Micro’s comprehensive security offering, Trend Micro’s antivirus suites promotion provides VARs a great opportunity to expand their market reach and offer security solutions into the SMB market.”
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 www.trendmicro.com.