Trend Micro to Provide Real-time Antivirus Scanning for MSN Hotmail Customers
Award-winning Technology from a Global Antivirus Market Leader Helps Enhance Security for 187 Million Email Accounts
London - December 20, 2004 - Trend Micro, Inc. (TSE: 4704, NASDAQ: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced an agreement with MSN to provide antivirus scanning and cleaning protection for the MSN Hotmail Web-based service’s 187 million email accounts with Trend Micro’s award-winning technology. Customers of Microsoft’s web-based email service will receive automatic protection anytime they send and receive email attachments via Trend Micro’s scanning and detection services for a safer Internet experience.
“MSN is focused on providing a safer online experience for consumers, and we continue to make investments in this area. We’re pleased to work with Trend Micro, with its deep antivirus expertise, to expand the email protection of our Hotmail customers,” said Phil Holden, director of MSN Communication Services at Microsoft Corp. “Today MSN Hotmail is the only free global email service that provides antivirus scanning and cleaning for its customers. We see this offering as important in helping protect our Hotmail customers while also guarding members of the overall Hotmail community and the friends and family they email.”
Trend Micro’s antivirus technology will help protect MSN Hotmail email attachments by scanning in real-time for the latest viruses, Trojans, and worms.
“Our relationship with MSN Hotmail gives Trend Micro a tremendous opportunity to help protect millions of users with the same virus protection that we have been providing to our customers around the world for many years,” said Steve Chang, chairman and founder of Trend Micro. “We have numerous years of experience and knowledge in this industry, and are committed to our vision of creating a world safe for exchanging digital information. This belief is behind everything we do for every customer we serve. We are thrilled to extend this to millions more.”
Trend Micro also offers other products and services to individual consumers who are looking for protection from viruses, spam, spyware and other threats. Due to the increased availability of broadband, wireless, and residential gateway technologies being adopted by many consumers, Trend Micro recently introduced the latest enhanced version of its premier desktop antivirus and content security solution, Trend Micro PC-cillin™ Internet Security 2005, which was quickly named CNET’s “Editors’ Choice” (November 2004) for its comprehensive security against Internet-based threats such as viruses, spam, spyware, hackers and phishing scams.
Since 1997, Trend Micro has offered Housecall™, an online antivirus scanning service, to help protect Internet users’ PCs with the latest antivirus solutions provided directly by TrendLabs, Trend Micro’s global antivirus research and support organization, which offers 24x7 response to the latest virus threats, and some of the fastest response times in the industry. In Q4 2004, Trend Micro Home Network Security, which combines Internet security services with advanced Trend Micro technology built into select home routers, began shipping from partners in Asia Pacific and Europe.
About Trend Micro, Inc.
Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold through corporate and value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit our Web site, www.trendmicro.com
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