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Telecel Vodafone selects Trend Micro’s ScanMail for Exchange2000 and InterScan VirusWall to provide virus protection for a million mailboxes


Marlow, England, 2nd October 2001. Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC, TSE: 4704) a leading provider of antivirus and content filtering technologies for the enterprise and service provider markets today announced that it has formed an alliance with Telecel Vodafone to provide virus protection to the one million mailboxes being made available by Telecel Vodafone to its customers in Portugal, with the support of the local Trend Micro partner - SOL-S. Vodafone is the largest mobile telecommunications network company in the world, with interests in mobile networks in 29 countries across five continents and approximately 93 million proportionate customers worldwide (as of June 2001).


The one million mailboxes, running on the Microsoft Exchange 2000 platform, will be managed by Telecel Vodafone for its subscribers on a free of charge basis when they take out a mobile phone contract with the company. As part of the service customers will be offered virus protection by Trend Micro’s award winning Internet gateway and messaging solutions and they will have the peace of mind of knowing that their email messages have been checked for viruses and other malicious code before being delivered. The million-mailbox project is a joint initiative between Telecel Vodafone and some of the world’s leading technology companies to provide mobile phone users with a value add, state-of-the-art messaging service.


“The safety of the Internet is constantly under scrutiny due to spread of computer viruses and other malicious code,” said Nuno Almeida e Silva at Telecel Vodafone. “By using Trend Micro’s innovative antivirus technology we are confident that we can provide our customers with the enhanced level of Internet security that is expected in today’s marketplace.”


“We are very pleased to be working with Telecel Vodafone and SOL-S,” said Mario Velarde, Business Unit Manager for Trend Micro Spain. “The relationship furthers our shared objective of creating a safe messaging experience for Internet users. By offering free antivirus protection for a million mailboxes Telecel Vodafone is taking a very strong stance in the fight against cyber crime and delivering on the vision of building antivirus and content security into the Internet infrastructure.”


José Barreiros, sales manager at SOL-S, the Systems Integrator in Portugal who has worked with Telecel Vodafone and Trend Micro on the project agrees. “There is a rapidly growing demand for outsourced security solutions that will offer a reliable, powerful security service to a large number of users – in this case a million,” he says.


Telecel Vodafone 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 ScanMail for Exchange


ScanMail for Exchange 2000 provides administrators with a comprehensive and reliable solution for protecting enterprise Exchange email environments from viruses and other malicious code. ScanMail for Exchange is the first true cluster compliant antivirus solution that integrates with the Microsoft Cluster API. It provides a file-blocking feature for emergency virus alert situations, contains both a Windows and Web-based administrator interface, and is Windows 2000 compatible.


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 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 Telecel Vodafone


Telecel Vodafone is the second largest operator in the Portuguese Telecommunications market. Its activity is focused on mobile and on its convergence with the Internet. It operates a nation-wide GSM cellular network and was granted a UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) license in December 2000. Telecel Vodafone also provides fixed services, mainly to complement its mobile offer and especially dedicated to the corporate segment.



About SOL-S


SOL-S is a portuguese System Integrator company, founded in 1992, positioned as an eBusiness Enabler, providing several technological solutions in areas like: Internet & Security, Help-Desk & CRM, eBusiness, Systems & Networking among others.


SOL-S is currently integrated in an important economic group MOTA-ENGIL, leader in several sectors and with more than 6.000 employees worldwide.


In order to provide the best available technologies, SOL-S has partnerships with several worldwide IT leading companies, such like TrendMicro, wich gives all the support, certification and information to guarantee the quality provided.

For additional information, please visit our site: http://www.sols.pt or email: info@sols.pt



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


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


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