Leading Analyst Firm Report Identifies Trend Micro as Fastest Growing Vendor Among Top Three Secure Content Management Providers

Cupertino, CA -October 4, 2005 – Trend Micro, Inc. (TSE: 4704, NASDAQ: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced that IDC has identified the company as leading the growth among the top three Secure Content Management vendors in its latest report Worldwide Secure Content Management 2005 – 2009.*

According to IDC’s research, in 2004 the Secure Content Management market grew 28 percent. During this time, Trend Micro grew 35.7 percent – which not only beat the market average but eclipsed the combined growth rate of its two nearest competitors. Trend Micro’s messaging security revenue, which includes anti-spam and content filtering, was also highlighted in the report, growing 45.3 percent in 2004. According to IDC, the Secure Content Management market consists of antivirus, messaging security, and Web filtering.

“Trend Micro has consistently demonstrated a strong position in the Secure Content Management market,” said Brian Burke, research manager for IDC. “To remain successful Trend Micro has adapted quickly to market challenges and the evolution of security threats such as spyware, phishing and spam, in which financial gain has become the number one driving force. Given Trend Micro’s track record and its strong upward momentum, we expect the company to continue delivering innovative solutions that provide customers with timely protection against unpredictable threats.”

“We are really pleased to see Trend Micro’s success highlighted in research from a respected analyst organisation like IDC,” said Eva Chen, Trend Micro CEO. “Trend Micro continues developing industry-leading products and services that our customers need by understanding and responding to their challenges, remaining ahead of the emerging threat landscape, and adapting rapidly to industry and technology evolution.”

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, value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit: http://www.trendmicro.com

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