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Leading Service Provider chooses Trend Micro’s InterScanÔ VirusWallÔ to offer a more secure messaging environment to its 200,000 plus clients throughout Europe

Marlow, England, 6 June 2001 —Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC, TSE: 4704) a global leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions has entered into an alliance with iomart, a major Internet and Application Service Provider (xSP). iomart provides business customers across Europe with a suite of seamless solutions to bring together telecommunications and the Internet into one integrated, versatile and flexible messaging solution called ThinkMail.

The agreement allows iomart to include Trend Micro’s award wining InterScan VirusWall technology as part of its integrated ThinkMail Messaging solution suite. As an outsourced email service, ThinkMail is aimed at businesses across the spectrum, from the largest enterprise to the smallest company. Designed specifically to meet the emerging market demand for tailor-made business email services, ThinkMail is fast and reliable with uptime guaranteed. Utilising Trend Micro’s InterScan VirusWall technology to scan and clean email messages and attachments for viruses and malicious code addresses the threat posed by Internet borne viruses.

Given the ability of computer viruses and other malicious code to spread rapidly via the Internet, virus scanning, malicious code detection and content filtering at the service provider level is a cost effective way to provide for business customers’ security needs. Customers buying iomart’s ThinkMail solution have the peace of mind of knowing that the service is backed-up by Trend Micro’s global 24/7 Red Alert response, allowing them to focus on their business needs, leaving iomart and Trend Micro to address security issues.

“We see email as the true backbone of e-commerce,” said Daniel Smith, Director of ASP Business at iomart. “ThinkMail will appeal to clients who want a discreet, tailor-made mail service without the cost of having to build their own network. In terms of security, Trend Micro’s innovative antivirus technology allows us to provide our customers with the enhanced level of virus and malicious code protection expected from the ThinkMail service.”

“We have seen enormous growth in the service provider marketplace recently” says Dharm Bains, Business Development Manager at Trend Micro. "iomart is a leading service provider to the business community and it is crucial that the Internet security they offer as part of their email messaging service is of the highest standard. By using Trend Micro's technology iomart is able to fulfil customer expectations with regard to the high level of virus protection required in today’s Internet environment."

iomart joins a host of other service providers around the world that have selected Trend Micro technology to offer their business and consumer customers virus protection as a value-added service. For more information about becoming part of this global initiative to stop Internet viruses, please visit Trend Micro's website,

About InterScan VirusWall

Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall provides high-performance, three-in-one real-time Internet gateway protection against viruses and malicious code. InterScan installs on the gateway server. Trend Micro's virus scanning engine incorporates both rule- and pattern-based recognition technologies that detect and clean known and unknown viruses and malicious code. Trend Micro pioneered the concept of Internet gateway virus scanning when it introduced InterScan VirusWall in October of 1995 and has led the industry with innovative antivirus technology solutions ever since. Today, InterScan VirusWall is one of the most stable and scalable antivirus solutions on the market. InterScan VirusWall supports the Windows NT, Solaris, Red Hat Linux and HP-UX platforms.

About iomart

iomart is an integrated telecommunications and internet services company with its own world class network infrastructure and customer support centre.

A major player in the UK broadband market and specialist in outsourced email management through its ThinkMail service, iomart offers a definitive range of internet solutions to business. The portfolio span messaging, DSL, ISDN, bandwidth on demand, Voice over IP, traditional telephony, internet access, Virtual Internet Service Provider services, web hosting, co-location, web site building, and domain name registration. For additional information, visit:

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has its European headquarters in Marlow, England, and 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: or

For further information:

Daniel Smith
iomart ASP Director
Tel +44 131 466 6400

Taylor Edgar
iomart PR Manager
Tel +44 1851 777705

Penny Brennan
Trend Micro European Marcoms
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 400525

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