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Ositis and Trend Micro Enter Licensing Agreement to Offer Users Easy-to-Install, Centrally-Managed Gateway Antivirus Solution

Hannover, Germany – 13th March 2002 - Trend Micro (NASDAQ: TMIC, TSE: 4704), a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security, has announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with Ositis, a leading provider of Internet management solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Ositis will embed Trend Micro’s virus scanning engine into its AVStripper appliance to provide users with an easy-to-use, centrally managed network gateway antivirus solution for enterprises of any size.

AVStripper provides protection for customers with networks ranging from 25 users to enterprise level without any configuration of client computers, proxy servers or firewalls. The appliance installs between the network and the firewall to provide a perimeter of defence by scanning seven protocols including: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, News, IMAP, POP3 and SOCKS. All pattern files and engine updates are completed automatically every three hours. AVStripper protects the network at the gateway, rather than relying solely on desktop protection.

“Ositis developed AVStripper to combat the real threat computer viruses pose to business. With most viruses entering company networks via the Internet gateway, AVStripper’s design avoids the pitfalls of antivirus desktop protection, which often rely on manual user updates. Ositis has designed AVStripper as a manageable, quick-to-install antivirus appliance, which does not require significant antivirus software expertise to implement and manage,” said Mieke Van Meensel, Managing Director Ositis EMEA. “Trend Micro, as the market-leader in Internet gateway antivirus solutions, is our natural antivirus vendor of choice. In bundling Trend Micro’s software with AVStripper, we are able to provide a comprehensive customer solution.”

AVStripper also offers other user-friendly features including remote administrator control via a web-based interface and notification of all viruses detected on incoming and outgoing traffic.

Raimund Genes, President of European Operations for Trend Micro adds, “Our agreement with Ositis is extremely significant for Trend Micro Europe, illustrating that our technology can be adapted to fit appliances. We are very pleased to be working with such an innovative company on such an exciting appliance. AVStripper offers an additional layer to the existing virus protection and provides functionality only achievable with a very well designed appliance. We are so convinced by the appliance, after it went through our internal labs, that we will integrate it into our Server environment at CeBIT, to show how it interacts with our products.”

AVStripper is available through the official Ositis distribution and reseller channels as well as through many Trend Micro distribution and reseller channels.


Trend Micro is exhibiting at CeBIT 2002: 13th – 20th March 2002, Hannover. Exhibition Hall 6, Booth G12.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro is a worldwide leader in network antivirus and Internet content security and the global leader* in server-based antivirus and Internet content security products and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has its European headquarters in Marlow, England and business units worldwide. Trend Micro products and services are through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service providers.

For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit

* IDC 2001 research

About Ositis

Ositis Software designs, develops, licenses and markets award-winning software and hardware solutions that provide home, small medium business (SMB) and enterprise customers with a complete system to safeguard and connect networked PCs. The company markets and supports its products through major retailers, a network of VARs and leading OEMs worldwide. For inquiries contact Ositis Europe, Langestraat 223, 2240 Zandhoven (Antwerp) Belgium at +32 3 380 08 90; e-mail; or visit .

For additional information contact:

Penny Brennan
European Marcoms Manager
Trend Micro
Telephone: + 44 1628 400 525

Barbara K. Marsh-Wetherell, Managing Partner
JumpStart Partners
Ositis Software, Inc. Public Relations
Telephone: +1 (925) 933-1907 x3

Ositis Europe
Renate Rossiau
PR & Channel Coordinator
Telephone: +32 3 380 08 90

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