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VeriTest independent labs bestows Microsoft certification to Trend Micro’s file server antivirus software

Marlow, England, 6 August 2001– Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMICD; TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet security solutions, today announced that Trend Micro ServerProtectÔ, Version 5.2, has earned Windows 2000 Server certification after successfully meeting rigorous Application Specification for Windows 2000 standards, making it the first server-based antivirus solution with this certification. The Certified for Windows program establishes unprecedented technical standards that identify applications that are secure, manageable, and run reliably on the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system. Testing was performed by VeriTest, the independent laboratory authorised by Microsoft to certify products for Windows 2000 worldwide.

Trend Micro's ServerProtect provides comprehensive virus scanning throughout an organisation's file servers running Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Novell Netware. ServerProtect met the requirements of a 100-page Windows 2000 Server certification checklist, developed by Microsoft, which ensures seamless integration of ServerProtect with the Windows 2000 operating system. Certified products such as ServerProtect require less administration, are easier to deploy, manage and upgrade, and overall will provide a more consistent experience for users. With this announcement, ServerProtect Version 5.2 is the only server-based antivirus solution with Windows 2000 Server certification. Both the English and Japanese versions of the product have been certified.

“The Certified for Windows program sets a very high standard for Windows 2000 Server applications." said Mark Cundy, Certification Program Director for VeriTest. “Rigorous testing in our labs includes an extensive functionality shakeout, along with checking support for key Windows 2000 technologies and features. We put ServerProtect through the ringer during the certification process and they came through with flying colours. We are extremely confident that Trend Micro’s ServerProtect Version 5.2 will run reliably on Windows 2000 Server.”

The rapid proliferation and destructive potential of viruses and other malicious code, which can spread through shared documents, emphasises the need for server-based virus protection. Recognising the need for robust, dependable network virus protection, Trend Micro developed ServerProtect to automate routine antivirus maintenance and centralise installation and upgrades to local or remote consoles.

“Third-party certification testing, like that from VeriTest, is always a valuable proving ground for Trend Micro’s products,” said Oscar Chang, senior vice president of product development at Trend Micro. “Having the first antivirus solutions to be certified for Windows 2000 in both the desktop and server categories shows our commitment to providing reliable security designed to integrate with the most current system platforms.”

Last year Trend Micro’s consumer desktop solution, PC-cillinÔ 2000, became the first antivirus product to be certified for Windows 2000 Professional by VeriTest. For more information on the VeriTest certification process, please visit their Web site at http://www.veritest.com/certified


About ServerProtect

Trend Micro’s ServerProtect provides comprehensive antivirus scanning throughout the network for file servers running Windows 2000, Windows NT, and Novell NetWare. ServerProtect detects and removes known and unknown viruses on the fly, manages multiple servers and domains, and features automated, incremental pattern file updates, event reporting and configuration that can be controlled through a remote Web-based or Windows-based console. ServerProtect is compatible with most industry-standard network management tools.


Availability

ServerProtect for NT Version 5.2 is available now through Trend Micro's network of value-added resellers.

For more information please visit our Web site at http://www.antivirus.co.uk, or call Trend Micro on +44 (0) 1628 400500


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

ServerProtect is a registered trademark of Trend Micro, Inc. in the US and a trademark in other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.


For further information about Trend Micro:

Penny Brennan
Trend Micro European Marcoms
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 400525
penny_brennan@trendmicro.co.uk

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

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