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iRevolution offers customers increased virus protection with InterScanä VirusWallä, eManagerä, ScanMail for Exchange, ServerProtectä and Trend Virus Control Systemä

Marlow, England, 23 August 2001 -- Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC; TSE: 4704) a leading provider of antivirus and content filtering technologies for the enterprise and service provider markets is pleased to announce that iRevolution Group plc, an integrated computer services organisation, has selected Trend Micro’s solutions to protect its customers from viruses and other malicious code.

iRevolution views this relationship as an important element in its overall solution, enabling them to provide the best possible service to its customers. A ‘Technology Barometer’ survey released last year (2000) by PriceWaterhouseCoopers identified that nearly one in ten of the leading technology businesses were hit by an operational breakdown or other failure that threatened their business’ ability to function during 1999, highlighting the high level of threat posed by viruses and computer hackers. Such threats make the provision of virus scanning technologies that have been designed specifically to proactively examine and evaluate potential risks, very attractive to companies purchasing solutions from

iRevolution

Eamus Halpin, Chief Executive of iRevolution said: “Security is a key issue in today’s Internet age and something that is viewed as necessary by most organisations. We are very aware of the risks which could prevent our customer’s ability to function effectively and see security as one of our prime objectives. Major virus attacks can not only result in lost productivity through downtime, but can result in significant costs through repairs and dealing with customer service problems.

“While it would be irresponsible to guarantee that an organisation will never experience virus problems, I can say with confidence that working with Trend Micro’s leading-edge technology means that we can offer our customers a best of breed virus solution to protect their systems from the potentially devastating impact on business continuity resulting from viruses and malicious content.”

Viruses and computer hackers cost businesses around the world billions each year. According to Computer Economics, a Californian research company that keeps a tally of computer viruses, the economic damage caused by Code Red I and II has risen to nearly $2 billion, up from last week’s estimated $1.2 billion. It is estimated that the final cost could top the £8.7 billion in estimated damages from last year’s Love Bug virus.

Richard Ayres, Business Development Manager at Trend Micro said: “We are delighted to be working with iRevolution to provide its customers with best-of-breed protection against Internet viruses and malicious content. There is a rapidly growing demand for outsourced security solutions and iRevolution will offer a reliable, powerful security service to a large number of users.”


Trend Micro solutions now available through iRevolution include:

· InterScan VirusWall - providing virus protection at the Internet Gateway

· ScanMail for Exchange - detecting and removing viruses in hidden email attachments before they can spread to the desktop

· ServerProtect – safeguarding multiple servers and domains from virus attacks

· OfficeScan – providing centralised, web-based, real-time virus protection for corporate sites with integral server-based deployment and control

· Trend Virus Control System – allowing administrators to manage virus protection across the enterprise from a single web-based console


Availability

These virus and content filtering services are currently available through iRevolution in the UK and Ireland. There are plans to extend the service across Europe in the near future.

iRevolution 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 iRevolution

iRevolution is an integrated computer services organisation providing both traditional business oriented systems integration and software as a service enablement and delivery solutions. The Company has over 10 years experience in the delivery of a portfolio of market leading business solutions in the areas of Accountancy, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Document Management, Knowledge Management, Workflow, Messaging and Collaboration to thousands of users.

Based in West Drayton in Middlesex, iRevolution Group plc was floated in July 2001 on the London Stock Exchange, employs over 100 staff and has strategic partnerships with some of the leading global technology companies including Microsoft, Citrix, RSA Security and Onyx.

For more information visit: http://www.iRevolution.com

NOTE: iRevolution is a trading name of Integration Limited (Registration No.02693027), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of iRevolution Group Plc


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/



For further information about iRevolution:

Contact:

Alissa Quinn/Hilary Goodband
iRevolution
Tel: +44 (0) 1895 44 44 20
Fax: +44 (0) 1895 44 44 60
email: alissa.quinn@irevolution.com
hilary.goodband@irevolution.com

Sarah Roberts
Saatchi & Saatchi Consulting
00 44 (0) 20 7462 7962
00 44 (0) 20 7462 7983
email: sarah_roberts@cwcom.net


For further information about Trend Micro:

Contact:

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

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