Latest from Messaging Antivirus Market Leader Combines Capabilities for Antivirus, Anti-spam, and Content Inspection into Scalable, Policy-based Platform
Cupertino, California – November 3, 2003 – Trend Micro, Inc. (TSE: 4704, NASDAQ: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced the availability of the latest versions of Trend Micro(tm) InterScan(tm) Messaging Security Suite, version 5.5, and Trend Micro Spam Prevention Solution (previously Service) 2.0 which combine the capabilities of the messaging gateway antivirus solution with heuristic anti-spam scanning together in an integrated platform. As distinctions between spam, viruses, and other malicious behavior disappear and the cost of managing two separate gateway solutions remains high, the need for an integrated, scalable, messaging platform has become an expressed need for enterprise messaging administrators.
Recently, the “nuisance” behavior of spam, combined with malicious virus activity has become an issue: spammers have unleashed denial-of-service attacks on anti-spam service providers; viruses are using spam tactics to spread themselves via Internet mail; and relayed spam or viruses make victims appear they have propagated malware to colleagues. To ensure that they are protected from both threatening and non-threatening email characteristics, organizations require a single, centrally managed solution that coordinates security protection among several fronts to help ensure they are protected from the possibility of malicious behavior entering their networks.
Internal studies have shown that, by moving to the InterScan Messaging Security Suite platform administrators can reduce cost of ownership for gateway messaging security by as much as 45 %. By integrating deployment and management at the gateway for all three critical messaging security applications, messaging security administrators have a centralized, scalable tool to define and enforce organizational policies; administer rules and filters; and manage users and lists, all time-consuming and costly activities. Additionally, preventive policies through Trend Micro Outbreak Prevention Service enable blocking of newly identified malicious code by coordinating multiple policy components at the gateway.
“In addition to the rising concern regarding malicious behavior amongst known spammers, messaging administrators are concerned about the expense and ineffectiveness of managing two or more messaging solutions at the gateway,” said Steve Quane, Global Director of Product Marketing at Trend Micro. “Only an experienced gateway leader, like Trend Micro, can effectively help administrators coordinate security policies across the gateway in addition to addressing the high costs of gateway policy, administration, and security enforcement. With the launch of InterScan Messaging Security Suite, messaging administrators now have an integrated, scalable gateway solution to address all of their needs.”
According to IDC (2003), Trend Micro has led both the gateway and mail server antivirus market for the last 3 consecutive years. The company has pioneered several award-winning products for messaging (ScanMail(tm)) and content management (eManager(tm)), and most recently introduced scanning capabilities for anti-spam at the gateway (Spam Prevention Solution).
Pricing and Availability
InterScan Messaging Security Suite version 5.5 is available now for Microsoft(tm) Windows(tm), with Sun(tm) Solaris(tm) and Linux(tm) platform versions available in early Q1 2004. Standard pricing for IMSS and SPS together begins at $1485 USD for up to 25 users. InterScan Messaging Security Suite is offered in an English language interface. Customers will also have the option of buying IMSS or Spam Prevention Solution as stand-alone solutions.
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 and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit our Web site, www.trendmicro.com