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Marlow, England – 10 October 2001 – Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC; TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions, has announced that its integrated antivirus solution for Network Appliance storage devices, Trend Micro ServerProtectä for Network Appliance™ filers, is now available. ServerProtect version 5.3 for Network Appliance filers provides large-scale organisations with a high-performance, reliable, scalable solution for protecting network-attached data from viruses and other malicious code in real time.


According to IDC, worldwide revenues for the disk storage industry will increase at a compounded annual growth rate of 12% for the next four years. In that period, disk storage industry revenues are anticipated to grow from .4 billion to .3 billion. With today’s businesses running applications ranging from customer relationship management to enterprise resource planning, the demand for large-scale storage systems continues to grow, as does the demand for antivirus software to protect the integrity of that highly critical stored data.



To preserve data integrity within a storage system, the data and content files need to be scanned for viruses as they are opened or updated. This prevents a virus-infected file within a storage system from infecting large amounts of data on the system, which could result in a breakdown of storage services and data management.



Trend Micro ServerProtect for Network Appliance filers, developed for both large-scale enterprise and service-provider environments, provides comprehensive virus protection for network-attached storage devices. NetApp® filers are robust, highly available storage solutions for consolidating data and simplifying data management. ServerProtect for Network Appliance filers is designed to filter out viruses and malicious code at the storage server level, before they have a chance to spread through shared documents and infect other computing environments.


“As I am responsible for the management and security of Siemens Powers’ Network Appliance filer, having an integrated version of Trend Micro’s ServerProtect is an IT administrator’s dream come true,” said Josh Gifford, senior NT administrator at Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution. “We now get the added benefit of reporting logs and real-time scanning without any major impact to system performance.”


“Trend Micro is a pioneer and a leader in bringing best-in-class functionality to real-world enterprise problems,” said Charlie Stuart, director of Alliances for Trend Micro. “Extending that functionality to include antivirus protection for the storage networking market is a strategic move for us and we are certain that our customers will benefit from our close relationship with Network Appliance.”


“With any storage system, security and data integrity are paramount,” noted Mark Santora, senior vice president of marketing at Network Appliance. “By integrating our storage networking solutions with antivirus technology like Trend Micro’s ServerProtect, customers have at their disposal the virus protection expertise of Trend Micro combined with the enterprise storage expertise from Network Appliance - a complete, secure storage system.”



About Trend Micro ServerProtect for Network Appliance filers


ServerProtect for Network Appliance filers provides a comprehensive antivirus solution for Network Appliance storage devices. Managed through an intuitive, portable console, the software provides centralised virus scanning, pattern updates, event reporting and antivirus configuration. Virus scanning takes place in separate scan servers running Windows® 2000/NT. Multiple ServerProtect scan servers can be registered with one NetApp filer to provide better scanning performance and higher scalability. Scan servers can connect to NetApp filers through Gigabit Ethernet in addition to the widely used 10M/100M connections.



Availability


Trend Micro ServerProtect for Network Appliance filers is now available from Trend Micro’s Web site at http://www.trendmicro.co.uk .

For more information please go to http://www.trendmicro.co.uk/products/svrprt or call +44 (0)1628 400 500.



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/


ServerProtect is a registered trademark of Trend Micro, Inc. in the US and a trademark in other countries. NetApp is a registered trademark and Network Appliance and Data ONTAP are trademarks of Network Appliance, Inc. in the United States and 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

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