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Irish Managed Services Provider to Offer Customers Increased Protection Against
Internet-Borne Malicious Code with Trend Micro’s InterScanä VirusWallä.


Marlow, England, 6th July 2001 —Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC, TSE: 4704) a global leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with a leading Irish Managed Services Provider, Cyber Sentry. Trend Micro’s award-winning InterScan VirusWall, Internet gateway virus protection will now be available to Cyber Sentry’s customer base in the UK and Ireland, which is made up of small to medium – sized Internet Service Providers and Application Service Providers (xSPs). The agreement is the first of its kind between Trend Micro and an Irish Managed Service Provider and is intended to protect Cyber Sentry customers from fast-spreading Internet email -borne viruses and other malicious code.

Cyber Sentry offers its customers a comprehensive email scanning service by installing a dedicated antivirus server on their premises, protecting their own customers against the ever-increasing threat of Internet-borne computer viruses. All mail is routed through Cyber Sentry’s email relay server containing InterScan VirusWall, and scanned for malicious code, before being allowed to continue to its ultimate destination. In this way, ASPs and ISPs will be able to protect their customers from Internet email borne viruses at the Service Provider’s data centre before they reach the end user’s in-box, where they can be executed, resulting in further spread of malicious code and possible damage.


“We are delighted to be working with Trend Micro. The agreement will allow us to offer best of breed virus protection to all of our customers, no matter how big or small,” explains James Coyle CEO, Cyber Sentry. “We realise that the threat of malicious code is continually increasing, so wanted to supply our customers with a reliable means of protection. Given the nature of our business, protection at the Internet gateway obviously needed to be our main focus. We knew Trend Micro is a leading Industry specialist in this area, so its technology seemed a natural choice.”


Trend Micro antivirus services now available to Cyber Sentry customers include:


· Virus Scanning at the Internet gateway with InterScan VirusWall to filter out email borne viruses from email traffic at the Service Provider level, before it has a chance to reach the end-user’s in-box.

· HouseCall, Trend Micro’s free online virus scanning service, which has recently been expanded to incorporate Trend Micro’s innovative Trojan System Cleaner technology, which removes and repairs damage caused by most known Trojans in the wild.

· Content filtering – enabling companies to have greater control over employees’ Internet email usage, limiting spam, etc. and avoiding network overload. Content filters also provide an extra emergency service in the case of virus outbreak as it enables administrators to easily block infected email by key words, attachment names or file types to prevent them from entering the network.


Richard Ayres, Business Development Manager Trend Micro UK concludes, “Its great to be working with such a dynamic organisation as Cyber Sentry and to be doing so in both the Irish & UK marketplace. This agreement further validates Trend Micro’s leadership in securing the ISP market from malicious code. It will provide more medium-sized and locally based ISP’s the opportunity to protect their customer base from nasty Internet email-borne viruses by utilising Trend Micro’s best-of-breed virus protection technology.”


Cyber Sentry 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, http://www.trendmicro.co.uk/ios

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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 House Call

Trend Micro introduced HouseCall, the Internet’s first free online virus scanner, back in May 1997. This was a full two years before any other vendor’s online virus scanner, proving yet again Trend Micro’s technology leadership in the field of malicious code protection. HouseCall is also the only online virus scanner to have been certified by the International Computer Security Association to detect 100% of “in-the-wild viruses.” While others regularly charge for usage or only detect viruses, Trend Micro’s HouseCall has always been free and continues to detect, clean and remove nasty viruses, Trojans and worms from users’ systems day in and day out.

HouseCall brings the ease, accessibility and effectiveness of a server-based antivirus application to home users over the Internet at no cost. With HouseCall, users always have access to the latest virus protection available, accessible 24 x 7, without time consuming downloads or subscriptions.

House Call is available now at http://www.housecall.antivirus.com. House Call works with Windows 95, 98, 2000, ME and NT Workstation users. Trend Micro also provides House Call for Exchange, which detects and deletes viruses stored in Microsoft Exchange Server mailboxes.

About Cyber Sentry

Cyber Sentry provides specialist antivirus services and expertise to ISP’s and ASP’s. It helps them provide value added services to their customer in order to generate definite profits.
It concentrates on supplying the technical and marketing support its customers need to sell antivirus services.

For additional information about Cyber Sentry, visit: http://www.antivirus.ie


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: http://www.trendmicro.co.uk/ or http://www.antivirus.co.uk

For further information about Trend Micro:

Dan Greaves
Text 100
Tel: +44 (0) 208 996 4131
dang@text100.co.uk


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