September 11, 2008

Trend Micro Delivers Online Freedom With Smarter 2009 Consumer Security Suites

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro, Incorporated , a global leader in Internet content security, rolled out today the 2009 versions of its flagship consumer products. Trend Micro(TM) Internet Security and Trend Micro(TM) Internet Security Pro keep consumers' data and personal information more secure from online threats by offering significantly lighter memory load, faster installation, and more effective protection. The products are powered by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network, a cloud-client security infrastructure that correlates Web, and email threat data by using reputation technologies that compare threats against in-the-cloud threat databases.

"In this year's release, we focused on developing products that offer smarter protection against data-stealing threats, along with the smallest impact on computer resources. Customers will experience up to over 40 percent lower memory usage and nearly 50 percent faster boot-up time," said Carol Carpenter, vice president of global marketing for the consumer business unit. "Then, by leveraging the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, Trend Micro offers our customers the strongest real-time protection against the latest Internet threats while enjoying online activities to the fullest."

New and enhanced features help consumers "get smart" about Internet-usage

-- An enhanced Home Network Security Management function allows users to see and remotely manage other computers in their home network through a graphical home network map and block wireless network intruders. Plus, Trend Micro provides an extra layer of protection by scanning for suspicious links from email, Web sites, or instant messages. Spam blocking is also bolstered - - regardless of volume, spam gets blocked without adversely affecting computer performance.

-- With enhanced parental controls, parents can better tailor controls depending on the particular family member. New functionalities include the ability to control the date and time each child can go on the Internet. Parents also have the option to specify categories of information (such as home addresses, telephone numbers, passwords, etc.) they do not wish to be sent from a computer.

-- The Security Activity Dashboard gives customers a comprehensive and customizable snapshot of all the security activities on their computers through easy-to-use charts and graphs. By learning more about when and how their computers can be attacked, users can surf more securely and intelligently.

-- The Quick Scan feature checks for threats in the places they are more likely to hide in a fraction of the time that Full Scan takes. It works alongside the product's state aware feature, meaning scans and updates happen only when it's convenient for users -- no inconvenient in-product messages while they are watching a video, conducting a PowerPoint presentation, or playing a computer game.

-- For those who would like to extend the Trend Micro protection to their smartphones, Trend Micro Internet Security Pro offers mobile security against viruses, SMS text message spam, malware attacks, data theft and service disruptions.

Trend Micro consumer security suites come in two flavors: Trend Micro Internet Security and Trend Micro Internet Security Pro. Trend Micro Internet Security Pro offers additional features that are optimized for performance, laptop usage away from home, and online banking and shopping.

Pricing & Availability for North America

Both Trend Micro Internet Security and Trend Micro Internet Security Pro will be available online on September 11 at They will be in stores in North America starting in mid-September. The subscription prices for one year are $49.95 and $69.95, respectively for Trend Micro Internet Security and Trend Micro Internet Security Pro.

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. Visit TrendWatch at to learn more about the threats. Trend Micro's 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

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