Trend Micro anti-spyware protects 100-m customer seats

By : |November 30, 2006 0

MUMBAI: Trend Micro Incorporated, network antivirus and Internet content security software and services provider, today announced that its 3-year investment in a portfolio of products addressing the spyware threat, is being adopted by customers worldwide and paying dividends among channel partners.

IDC estimates that between 2004 and 2005 Trend Micro’s worldwide anti-spyware revenue increased by 273.1 percent, the highest growth rate among the top three revenue leaders in anti-spyware, and greater than the overall combined anti-spyware market growth of 151.7 percent. Trend Micro’s anti-spyware solutions are currently protecting half a million customers at 91.5 million seats from spyware, among other web threats.

A rising tide of malicious web pages are now infecting computers with spyware and other threats while users surf the web, thereby compromising machines, data and identities silently, without any user interaction.

Trends like social networking, mobile computing, and “googling” have combined with a sharp rise in the purposeful planting of spyware. Spyware is just one major class of web threat being used in a global underground economy to make money through identity theft, extortion and more.

Other web threats include phishing attacks, local-language targeted attacks, botnet-driven web denial-of-service attacks, drive-by downloads and network and web viruses. The company expects web infections will surpass e-mail infections as the number one infection vector overall by 2008.

“Web-trafffic-borne menaces like spyware are creating an all-time high concern among organizations,” said Brian Burke, research manager at IDC. “Web-security solutions, such as those from Trend Micro, that enhance and are integrated with traditional antivirus deployments at the gateway, client, server and desktop will become invaluable against web-based malware attacks.”

As a gateway leader offering an award-winning cross-product and consistent Enterprise Protection Strategy, Trend Micro always espoused a multi-layered approach for protection and remediation, and that was true for combating web threats like spyware, whether at the gateway or the desktop. Since then Trend Micro has introduced gateway web threat protection in three form factors – software, hardware appliance, and hosted service – for both enterprises and SMB businesses. These offerings are supplemented by popular Damage Cleanup Services built into the products, a Trend Micro statement said.

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