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Siemens Selects Trend Micro For Virus Protection

Siemens Business Services Selects Trend Micro's Scanmail For Microsoft Exchange To Protect Its Worldwide Network From Computer Viruses

Trend Micro (Nasdaq: TMIC), a leading provider of Internet virus protection, has announced that Siemens Business Services (SBS) has chosen Trend Micro's ScanMail(R) for Microsoft Exchange antivirus software to safeguard the Siemens Group from the growing threat of attack by viruses and other malicious code. Siemens is one of the largest electrical engineering and electronics companies in the world, with more than 400,000 employees in over 190 countries.

In 1997 SBS established the Virus Competence Center to create and implement an enterprise wide virus policy and provide the entire Group with full virus protection. As part of this process, SBS conducted a full evaluation and careful analysis of available antivirus solutions to determine which would be best at protecting the Group's 100,000 multi-platform mail clients. SBS chose Trend Micro's ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange as it fulfilled all of its criteria, including virus detection, centralised control, support, general features and benefits in addition to providing a very favourable return on investment. ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange detects and removes viruses hidden in email attachments and public folders -- in real time -- before infections can spread to the desktop.

"ScanMail is a powerful product which gives us centralised control across heterogeneous platforms," says Martin Gebele, Systems Engineer at the Siemens Virus Competence Center. "This is particularly important as the Siemens group has many profit centers, units and departments around the world. Updating and checking these one-by-one in the old fashioned way could not provide the high level of virus protection expected of the Virus Competence Center and Siemens.

"An organisation's data is extremely valuable and its loss is not only expensive, but can also have a calamitous effect on a company's ability to do business," says Dennis Tsou, senior vice president of Trend Micro. "Trend Micro is pleased to be working very closely with SBS and the Virus Competence Center to help safeguard Siemens data from attack by viruses and other malicious code. We believe that synergy between vendor and customer plays a crucial role in the success of good antivirus implementation."

The Virus Competence Center has been pleased with the level of product support received from Trend, both locally and around the world. Trend Micro's global network of virus research centers, located in California, France, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines guarantee 24 hour round-the-clock virus support and have impressed SBS, who feel confident that they are fully protected at all times, regardless of holidays, weekends and unforseen events.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro provides centrally controlled server-based virus protection and content-filtering products and services. By protecting information that flows through Internet gateways, email servers, and file servers, Trend Micro allows companies worldwide to stop viruses and other malicious code from a central point before they ever reach the desktop.

Trend Micro's corporate headquarters is located in Tokyo, Japan, with business units in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The European head office is located in Maidenhead, UK. Trend Micro's products are sold directly and through a network of corporate and value-added resellers.

Evaluation copies of all of Trend Micro's products may be downloaded from its award-winning site, http://www.antivirus.com .

ScanMail is a registered trademark of Trend Micro, Inc. in the US and a trademark in other countries. Other product and company names may be registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective owners. Prices may vary and are subject to change.

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