Software centralizes security infrastructure management.

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Trend Micro Control Manager(TM) v5.0 seamlessly integrates with all products within NeatSuite Standard and NeatSuite Advanced to promote efficiency in delivering multi-layered, multi-threat protection against Web attacks. With centralized administration, Web-based console, and integrated agent, users can manage security infrastructure and create reports and logs with various reporting capabilities. Scalability is delivered via multi-tier management model.



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Trend Micro(TM) Advances NeatSuite(TM) Security Suites with Newly Enhanced Central Management Capabilities



Trend Micro Control Manager(TM) 5.0, a unique Web-based, multi-tier management console, offers increased flexibility, ease-of-use and customization.

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 17 - Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, has extended its Web-based central management console, Trend Micro Control Manager, with enhancements that let the company's NeatSuite security suites become even more effective in delivering multi-layered, multi-threat protection against an intensive backdrop of cyber gangs and Web attacks. These enhancements are found in Trend Micro Control Manager 5.0.

With version 5.0, customers of both NeatSuite Standard (for mid-size companies) and NeatSuite Advanced (for large enterprise organizations) will have simplified administration, enhanced security, improved scalability and reduced desk-side visits, meaning less work for IT staff. Trend Micro Control Manager allows customers to:

- Simplify administration through a proven Web-based console and an integrated agent. This agent-less management model eliminates the need for agent version upgrades, reducing desk-side visits for IT staff.
- Receive enhanced security through role-based user access control, single sign-on and automated license management across all security products.
- Gain improved scalability through a multi-tier management model that decentralizes control to the regional IT staff while offering centralized management from headquarters.
- Create better reports and logs with improved reporting capabilities that include new adhoc queries to view data for products and events, and the ability to make customized templates.

"Trend Micro Control Manager has always made it easy to communicate results to management and is the perfect complement to the products within our NeatSuite Advanced suite," said Michael Draeger, an IT field support representative for Silgan Containers, Inc. "The newest release adds customizable report templates and real-time charts and graphs. These features not only improve reporting, but give me more intuitive and informative real-time views of security status. In short, Control Manager minimizes the time required to manage security which drives down the total cost of ownership for our company."

According to Trend Micro's recent Threat Report & Forecast, Web threats have skyrocketed by nearly 1600 percent between 2005 and 2007. Newspapers and magazines headline cybercriminals stealthily forging an underground economy that propagate spam, viruses, phishing and malware attacks. Private individuals, schools, companies of all sizes and government organizations are all at risk. Last year, a university and a California county Web site were injected with codes that either led to pornographic Webs sites or to download other malware. Users of a leading job-search site were also put at risk after an attacker hijacked job listings posted on the company's Web site, losing time, money and reputation.

"Cybercriminals are making big profits at the expense of businesses whose data, networks, employee productivity and customer trust are their life-blood. We've seen situations where companies lost millions of their customers' credit card numbers because of hackers - financially, it's devastating but you can't put a dollar figure on a company's reputation," said Tom Miller, global vice president and general manager, Enterprise Business Unit at Trend Micro. "NeatSuite Standard and NeatSuite Advanced deliver fully integrated, centrally managed, gateway-to-endpoint security solutions that equip companies for battle in today's Internet-threat landscape. Since these suites include Trend Micro Control Manager 5.0, our customers also benefit from the easiest, most effective way of managing their Trend Micro security."

About Trend Micro Control Manager 5.0

Trend Micro Control Manager is a simple, scalable management console that lowers TCO for companies and seamlessly integrates with all products within NeatSuite Standard and NeatSuite Advanced. Customers manage their security infrastructure with centralized administration. Security updates, patch deployments, outbreak prevention policies and coordinated responses all happen from one Web-based "central command center." Its multi-tier, Web-based management structure allows easy consolidation, deployment and management.

About NeatSuite Standard & NeatSuite Advanced

For medium-sized businesses, NeatSuite Standard helps reduce administrative overheads through central management, simplified deployment and security policy creation. The solution offers an all-in-one gateway security approach through Trend Micro InterScan(TM) VirusWall(TM). NeatSuite Advanced, for enterprise businesses, includes the enterprise-class scalability and gateway performance of InterScan Messaging Security Suite and InterScan(TM) Web Security Suite, and the same centralized management and enterprise-wide reporting, through Trend Micro Control Manager. This enables customers to effectively manage and protect large, multi-site networks. NeatSuite Advanced also features extensive configuration options for flexibility and granular control of security policy setting.

Pricing & Availability for North America

Both NeatSuite Standard and NeatSuite Advanced with Trend Micro Control Manager 5.0 are available immediately. Per user pricing varies by user count and price decreases with volume. For more information, please visit: http://us.trendmicro.com/us/products/enterprise/control-manager/

About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Its flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit http://www.trendmicro.com/.

Copyright(C) 2008 Trend Micro Incorporated. All rights reserved. Trend Micro, Trend Micro t-ball logo, InterScan, InterScan VirusWall, Control Manager and Virus Wall are trademarks or registered trademarks of Trend Micro, Incorporated. All other product or company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.

CONTACT: Andrea Mueller of Trend Micro, +1-408-863-6583, andrea_mueller@trendmicro.com

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