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PC-cillin Antivirus Software Now Bundled with Popular Windows XP PCs

Marlow, England – 19 November 2001 – Trend Micro (NASDAQ: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in antivirus and Internet content security solutions, has licensed its PC-cillinä 2000 antivirus software to Sony Electronics’ Information Technologies Division for pre-installation on new Sony PCs, the company announced today. Sony will include the OEM version of Trend Micro’s PC-cillin 2000 on its best-selling VAIO line of notebook and desktop PCs running Windows XP shipped in the United States and Canada.

“Trend Micro believes in the value of proactive, reliable, and easy-to-use security for all computer users,” said Robert Keeler, executive vice president of consumer product business for Trend Micro. “We are pleased to be protecting VAIO PCs, clearly a superior product line designed inside and out to meet the needs of the mass consumer.”

Trend Micro’s PC-cillin 2000 is WHQL-certified by Microsoft for Windows XP and may be installed onto PCs by manufacturers seeking the valuable and highly marketable “Designed for Windows XP®” logo for their overall systems. Worldwide retail sales and OEM shipments of PC-cillin, which is known as Virus Buster in Japan, have surpassed 45 million copies to date. Keeler added that Trend Micro would continue to implement similar OEM deals as a strategic branding tool for Trend Micro.

PC-cillin 2000 blocks all known types of malicious code – including viruses, Trojans, worms, hostile Java applets, Active X controls and Web scripts. It also features optional Web site blocking to prevent access to offensive Web content. A real-time email virus-scanning feature detects and cleans viruses from incoming messages and attachments before they have a chance to infect the desktop.

PC-cillin 2000 has been widely acclaimed as a valuable, effective antivirus solution for home and mobile PC users. It has been declared a “Must-Have” by PC World magazine, an “Editors’ Choice” by Network Computing and PC Magazine, and was named to Windows Magazine / Winmag.com’s prestigious “WinList ” for two years running. It has been independently certified by ICSA Labs for its ability to detect 100% of “in-the-wild” viruses and was the first antivirus solution to be certified for Microsoft Windows 2000 by VeriTest.

For additional information and a list of awards and reviews, see http://www.antivirus.com/pc-cillin/products/


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/

PC-cillin is a registered trademark of Trend Micro Inc. in the United States and a trademark in other countries. Other product and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners.


For Additional Information

Trend Micro
Penny Brennan
European Marcoms Manager
Tel: +44 1628 400 525
Email: penny_brennan@trendmicro.co.uk


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