Leading Banks move to safeguard their critical infrastructure with Trend Micro’s award winning InterScan VirusWall with eManager
Marlow, England, 22 August 2001 – Trend Micro (NASDAQ: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions, is pleased to announce that Commerzbank Securities has chosen Trend Micro’s InterScan VirusWall to provide Internet gateway protection from viruses and other malicious code. Commerzbank Securities is a fully integrated equities, bonds and M&A business of Commerzbank AG, a leading European bank. As with other leading banks, the Internet plays an increasing role in the way business is conducted.
Whilst it is a very effective business tool, the Internet has opened up companies’ networks to security threats and with 84 per cent of viruses and other malicious code now being spread via the Internet organisations need to be ever more vigilant in safeguarding their systems. Commerzbank Securities selected Trend Micro’s InterScan VirusWall, a cutting-edge antivirus solution at the Internet gateway that stops viruses and other malicious code before they spread through servers and desktops. SMTP traffic is scanned for the latest Trojans and viruses as well as for malicious ActiveX and Java code. Administrators can get the latest virus pattern file updates manually or automatically from the web, and centrally manage security policy from a web-based remote console.
eManager, a plug-in to Trend Micro’s InterScan VirusWall, provides network administrators with a set of content filtering tools aimed at blocking spam, protecting intellectual property, and providing file and message blocking capabilities during virus emergencies.
“I cannot emphasise enough how much of a cost, both financial and to a bank’s reputation an email borne virus outbreak causes,” says Gill McAndrew, Messaging Systems Analyst at Commerzbank Securities. “We had a requirement to standardise and review our antivirus policies and I wanted a product that would provide comprehensive, up-to-date antivirus software definitions. I was aware that Trend Micro was the market leader for virus scanning at the Internet gateway and a combination of our own tests and recommendations proved that InterScan VirusWall fulfilled these requirements.”
“We are delighted to be working with Commerzbank Securities,” said Raimund Genes, VP Europe, Trend Micro. “The choice of our solution by a leading European bank reinforces our position as a market leader in Internet gateway security solutions.”
Commerzbank Securities (ComSec) was formed on 1 January 2000 through the integration of the equity, fixed income and M&A operations of Commerzbank AG, one of Europe’s leading financial institutions. It utilises access to Commerzbank AG’s €506bn balance sheet (30/6/01) and AA-/Aa3 credit ratings from S&P and Moody’s to provide a full range of investment solutions to corporate, institutional and retail clients around the world.
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