Trend Micro Offers Three New Anti-Spyware Solutions, Continuing Its Momentum in Stopping Spyware
Cupertino, CA – June 20, 2005 – Trend Micro, Inc. (TSE: 4704, NASDAQ: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced three new solutions that detect and remove evasive spyware and grayware for the home, small-to-medium business, and the enterprise. Trend Micro(tm) Anti-Spyware represents the first significant offering resulting from the company’s May 2005 acquisition of InterMute, Inc., a leading developer of anti-spyware products, and offers immediate protection against some of today’s most insidious spyware programs.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware solutions are engineered to provide accurate, real-time detection and removal of spyware and grayware while incorporating enhanced features that provide optimal scalability and ease-of-use. Designed to operate alongside various antivirus and security software, these solutions can be used alone or as part of a layered defense strategy at multiple points in the network.
“As promised, Trend Micro has executed quickly following our recent acquisition of InterMute, continuing our momentum around providing customers with top-quality solutions against spyware,” said Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro. “These three solutions provide the superior technology, global expertise and timely support that customers have come to expect from a pioneer in the security field. With Trend Micro, customers can get anti-spyware protection that easily complements their antivirus solutions, providing opportunities to adopt integrated security solutions now and in the future.”
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware products feature CWShredder(tm), regarded as one of the most effective solutions for eliminating the CoolWebSearch Web browsing hijacker and its many variants – some of which avoid detection and removal through ever-changing methods. Trend Micro’s global research and support centers provide timely updates to these products to ensure that customers are protected against the latest spyware threats.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware Solutions:
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3.0
This simple-to-use PC-centric solution is designed for the consumer and small office/home office environment. This new version features faster definition updates, reduced system memory usage, and Trickle Scan(tm) to minimize CPU utilization so the program runs efficiently in the background. Trend Micro Anti-Spyware actively monitors more than 150 touchpoints on the system to look for spyware behaviors.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware is currently available online and will be available through retailers in July 2005. This version will initially be offered in North America.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for Small and Medium Businesses 3.0
With numerous automated features like automatic discovery of unprotected computers, silent installation, and timely updates, Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for Small and Medium Businesses offers superior protection and ease-of-use to organizations with limited IT resources. Transparent to end users, administrators can centrally deploy and manage this anti-spyware solution remotely via a Web-based dashboard, which offers visibility and control throughout an organization.
Highly flexible, this anti-spyware solution allows businesses to obtain powerful spyware protection, regardless of their existing antivirus product investments. Based on technology pre-installed in more than 6 million PCs shipped by top PC manufacturers, Trend Micro Anti-Spyware delivers exceptional reliability and compatibility with other software products.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for Small and Medium Businesses 3.0 will be available in late June 2005.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition 3.0
While offering many of the same features, the Enterprise Edition is designed to meet the demands of larger, more complex organizations. With greater administrative flexibility and reporting, the solution complements the previously announced multi-layered anti-spyware strategy by providing a non-integrated desktop option to customers not yet ready to replace their existing desktop antivirus software.
Trend Micro Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition 3.0 will be available in August 2005.
All products will be available in English language.
North American Pricing
In North America, the suggested retail price for Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3.0 is $29.95 with renewal pricing at $14.95. The price for Trend Micro Anti-Spyware for Small and Medium Businesses 3.0 ranges from $20/seat at the 5-25 user level, to $11/seat at the 501-1000 user level. A 1,001 user license for Trend Micro Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition 3.0 is expected to be priced at $9.00 per user, with lower per-user pricing at higher user counts.
About Trend Micro, Inc.
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