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Isle of Man MSP (Managed Service Provider) offers to its Manxnet e-Biz customers 24x7security services using Trend Micro’s InterScan (TM) VirusWall with e-Manager(TM)

Marlow, England, 5th December 2001 - Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security solutions is pleased to announce that Manx Telecom will be using Trend Micro’s products and services to provide a safer Internet experience to Isle of Man businesses. Manx Telecom, a wholly own subsidiary of mmO2 offers a full range of Internet services under its brand name Manxnet, with solutions ranging from Internet access through to offshore web hosting. Manx Telecom also offers broadband access with its ADSL services and also with its forthcoming 3rd Generation Mobile showcase.

The Manxnet e-Biz service bases its messaging and hosting solutions on a Microsoft Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 system. A key component of its messaging solution is the provision of a comprehensive, cost effective service to protect the Island’s small and medium sized business community from viruses and other malicious code on a 24x7 basis. Manx Telecom selected Trend Micro because its suite of products offers protection at every entry point to the network. The key factor that influenced the decision was that Trend Micro is a specialist antivirus vendor with research centres located around the world and is committed to providing high quality, rapid responses in virus outbreak situations.

“With so many viruses now being via the Internet it is quite concerning for those business who do not have the expertise to protect their systems from malicious code,” said Ralf Ohlhausen, Director of Internet and Multimedia Services at Manx Telecom. “Through Manx Telecom, customers have the peace of mind of knowing that the service is backed-up by Trend Micro’s global 24x7 Red Alert response, allowing them to focus on their business needs, leaving Manx Telecom and Trend Micro to address security issues.”

“Trend Micro is delighted to be working with an organisation that is well placed to spearhead the next phase in the development of mmO2’s telecommunications services,” said Richard Ayres, Business Development Manager at Trend Micro. “Our next generation of solutions and services are designed to complement the latest advances in telecommunications technology. By using Trend Micro's solutions Manx Telecom is able to fulfil customer expectations with regard to the high level of virus protection required in today’s Internet environment."

Whilst it is a very effective business tool, the Internet has opened up companies’ networks to security threats and organisations need to be ever more vigilant in safeguarding their systems. In monetary terms viruses and computer hackers cost businesses around the world billions each year

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.. 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.
eManager, a plug-in to Trend Micro’s InterScan VirusWall, provides network administrators with a set of content filtering tools aimed at blocking spam, protecting intellectual property, and providing file and message blocking capabilities during virus emergencies.

About Manx Telecom

Manx Telecom was formed in 1987 and is the incumbent operator on the Isle of Man. The company holds licences to run fixed, mobile and 3G services. Manx Telecom also holds a high quality Internet services portfolio and is a key player in the Isle of Man Government’s strategy to develop the Island’s potential as an offshore e-commerce centre. All the company’s key services are delivered via a fully digital telecommunications infrastructure, with highly resilient links to the UK and the rest of the world. Manx Telecom’s UK fibre link alone, with its 1.2 Tera bits per second capacity, is capable of carrying up to 10 times the current transatlantic traffic.

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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.

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InterScan and e-Manager are registered trademarks of Trend Micro, Inc. in the US and a trademark in other countries. All other brands or products are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

For Additional Information:

Penny Brennan
European Marcoms
+ 44 (0)1628 400 525

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