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Innovative UK Wireless Application Service Provider (WASP) to use InterScan VirusWall from Trend Micro to provide a safer wireless experience for mobile business users

Marlow, England, 17 July 2001 β€” Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMICD, 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 myWasp, the UK’s primary WASP to provide content security for myWasp’s Roaming wireless application service.

Roaming allows businesses to develop and deploy wireless mobile applications quickly and easily so that their mobile workforce can fully exploit the capabilities of portable mobile devices. This alliance will enable myWasp to utilise Trend Micro’s award winning InterScan VirusWall technology in its cutting-edge wireless applications solutions and will allow the company to provide virus and malicious code protection to mobile business professionals throughout the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The number of wireless and hand-held device users is rapidly increasing. According to Gartner Dataquest, nearly 10 million PDAs were sold worldwide last year, close to double the number sold in 1999. Analysts predict that 33 million PDAs will be sold in the year 2004, underlining the requirement for wireless application technology that can offer not only the full spectrum of portable communications, but also the peace of mind of proven virus and malicious code protection.

β€œWe are very pleased to be working with Trend Micro to provide our customers with best-of-breed antivirus technology as part of our Roaming wireless application service,” said Ian Muller, a Director at myWasp. β€œWe are offering a first class service to a new generation of wireless users who will benefit from the latest security technology at affordable prices.”

β€œThis agreement is very exciting,” said Richard Ayres, Business Development Manager at Trend Micro β€œmyWasp is at the cutting edge of communications devices and we believe Trend Micro is the first antivirus vendor in the UK to be working with a WASP to provide malicious code protection services. With the growth in mobile applications accelerating rapidly and the likelihood of content threats being launched on wireless devices increasing we anticipate a long and productive alliance between our two organisations that will truly benefit wireless device users.”



myWasp 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


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 myWasp

MyWasp is one of the UK’s leading Wireless Application Service providers enabling users to have access to email and data, normally only available in their office environment. The service runs wirelessly on almost any mobile device, and on either GSM, GPRS & 3G Networks. Files are not downloaded, simply viewed via their Thin Client Technology so very large amounts of data are available to view in seconds. Users subscribe to the service, making it the most cost effective solution to data management. Based in London, the service is available directly or through managed service providers.

For more information go to http://www.mywasp.ws


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 myWasp please contact:

Amanda Stretton
+ 44 (0)20 7348 6059
amandastretton@mywasp.ws


For further information about Trend Micro:

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

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