July 13, 2011

Trend Micro Supports Microsoft SBS 2011 Essentials for SMBs

LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the 2011 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in Internet content security, has become the first hosted endpoint security provider to support Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials dashboard add-in functionality, with Worry-Free Business Security Services.

Worry-Free Business Security Services is a hosted security service for protecting PCs, servers and other Windows-based devices. It leverages the cloud to provide central management for the security of these devices without installing burdensome software components that will slow the server down. Now it includes a server dashboard add-in for the recently launched Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials.

"We are very excited about Trend Micro's support for SBS Essentials. Their Worry-Free Business Security Services solution perfectly marries the server's philosophy of an IT infrastructure that offers advanced functionality to our customers without the cost of high complexity that usually comes with it. As a cloud solution that integrates with the server's dashboard, Trend Micro's software does exactly that. It protects their network giving customers full control, but it takes away the worry and the time spent of making sure the software is always well maintained and up to date, small businesses will be pleased," said Enrico Toro, senior marketing manager, Windows Server, Microsoft.

With this new addition business owners have the ability to be in control of their businesses' security, they can see if it's at risk and can enforce policies such as Web usage. Because it is all hosted on the Internet they have visibility and control even while they're on the go.

"We know hosted endpoint security is fast becoming the platform of choice for small businesses," said Greg Boyle, global product marketing manager at Trend Micro. "We have been working closely with Microsoft during the development of SBS 2011 to deliver an update to our service and to ensure that it's available in all of our 22 supported languages to make cloud services more accessible to small businesses worldwide."

Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is designed for businesses with less than 25 employees. It provides simple out-of-the-box functionality for improved data backup, remote access to company information and improved productivity. It also enables seamless integration to cloud services.

"Hosted security is perfect for small businesses buying their first server. Rather than deploying management software onto the box and potentially slowing it down, the full power of the box can be used to grow the business as it was intended. We expect that the adoption of hosted or cloud security along-side first servers and in particular Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, will significantly add to the 300,000 strong user base of our hosted endpoint platform," concluded Mr. Boyle.


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