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Newest release of Trend Micro’s Internet gateway Java Applet and ActiveX scanning technology delivers enhanced features for increased performance

Marlow, England, 13 September 2001 – Trend Micro (NASDAQ: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security, today announced the release of version 2.5 of InterScanÔ AppletTrapÔ, its Internet gateway solution that stops malicious Java applets, ActiveX and VBScript in web traffic before they can compromise corporate security.

Malicious Java applets downloaded unknowingly by end-users can steal, delete or modify information and compromise corporate security. In addition, "buggy" applets can hinder performance and needlessly consume network bandwidth. By using Trend Micro's content security solution, InterScan AppletTrap, organisations engaging in Internet business communication can prevent malicious Java from entering and spreading through the network.

“Active content such as Java applets, ActiveX and VBScript are forms of mobile code widely used to activate public Internet, private intranet, extranet web sites and for hosting all kinds of on-line banking and commerce activities,” said Oscar Chang, Senior Vice President of Product Development at Trend Micro. “Unfortunately the same active content technology also creates new security risks that traditional security measures such as firewalls and data encryption cannot protect against. What is needed is an innovative Internet content security solution such as InterScan AppletTrap, that can be centrally managed at the Internet gateway, yet also monitors suspicious behaviour at the client level.”

Internet content security incorporates both active content such as viruses, Trojans, worms, and malicious ActiveX and Java applets, and passive content consisting of offensive or inappropriate emails, spam and excessive use of network bandwidth. Trend Micro develops products designed to fight both active and passive content threats.

About InterScan AppletTrap

Trend Micro InterScan AppletTrap is a policy-based, centrally-managed enterprise solution at the Internet gateway that protects against malicious applets, ActiveX, JavaScript and VBScript. InterScan AppletTrap’s three layers of protection safeguard enterprise computing environments through certificate analysis and verification, known malicious code filtering, and behaviour monitoring for unknown malicious applets. Enhancements in InterScan AppletTrap 2.5 include:

· Better Performance and Stability. AppletTrap 2.5 features a caching function that increases the performance throughput. This new version will be able to handle more Web traffic with greater scanning accuracy.

· Improved Security. Central certification management at the Internet gateway creates a more secure e-business environment. Administrators can allow mobile codes from trusted partners to enter the enterprise with appropriate permission, while still subjecting unknown codes to behaviour monitoring.

· Increased Scalability. AppletTrap 2.5 is highly scalable to support environments of over 5,000 users or 500 concurrent users.

InterScan AppletTrap is centrally-managed either through the Trend Virus Control System™ (Trend VCS™) or through its own Web-based management console. Central management provides end user transparency and reduces the risk that users will disable their protection. The comprehensive system log records malicious code detection events, blocked mobile code activities, and HTTP request activities.


InterScan AppletTrap 2.5 is available immediately through Trend Micro's network of value-added resellers.

For more information please visit our website at, or call +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: or

AppletTrap is a trademark of Trend Micro Inc in the US and a trademark in other countries. Other product and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.

For further information about Trend Micro:

Penny Brennan
Trend Micro European Marcoms
Tel: +44 (0) 1628 400525

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