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Real-time Antivirus Scanning for MSN Hotmail

Media release
December 20 2004

Trend Micro to Provide Real-time Antivirus Scanning for MSN Hotmail Customers

Award-winning Technology from a Global Antivirus Market Leader Helps Enhance Security for 187 Million Email Accounts

Trend Micro New Zealand has announced an agreement with MSN to provide antivirus scanning and cleaning protection for the MSN Hotmail Web-based service.

The 187 million email customers, including 4.1 million local Ninemsn hotmail users, will receive automatic protection any time they send and receive email attachments via Trend Micro’s scanning and detection services.

“Ninemsn is focused on providing a safer online experience for our Australian customers, and on a global level we continue to make investments in this area. We’re pleased to work with Trend Micro, with its deep antivirus expertise, to expand the email protection of our Hotmail customers,” said Martin Hoffman, CEO of Ninemsn.

“Today Hotmail is the only free global email service that provides antivirus scanning and cleaning for its customers. We see this offering as important in helping protect our Hotmail customers while also guarding members of the overall Hotmail community and the friends and family they email.”

Trend Micro’s antivirus technology will help protect MSN Hotmail email attachments by scanning in real-time for the latest viruses, Trojans, and worms.

“Our relationship with MSN Hotmail gives Trend Micro a tremendous opportunity to help protect millions of users with the same virus protection that we have been providing to our customers around the world for many years,” said Steve Chang, chairman and founder of Trend Micro. “We have numerous years of experience and knowledge in this industry, and are committed to our vision of creating a world safe for exchanging digital information. This belief is behind everything we do for every customer we serve. We are thrilled to extend this to millions more.”

Trend Micro also offers other products and services to individual consumers who are looking for protection from viruses, spam, spyware and other threats. Due to the increased availability of broadband, wireless, and residential gateway technologies being adopted by many consumers, Trend Micro recently introduced the latest enhanced version of its premier desktop antivirus and content security solution, Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2005, which was quickly named CNET’s “Editors’ Choice” (November 2004) for its comprehensive security against Internet-based threats such as viruses, spam, spyware, hackers and phishing scams.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. It is also the leader in server-based antivirus The Tokyo-based corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold through corporate, value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit www.trendmicro.co.nz

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