LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 15, 1999-- Trend Micro, Inc. (Nasdaq:TMIC
- news), a leading provider of centrally managed Internet virus protection
and content filtering products and services, today announced that its award-winning
ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange anti virus software product has achieved Anti-Virus
Checkmark Level 1. In rigorous tests just completed, ScanMail successfully detected
all in-the-wild macro viruses, polymorphic viruses, boot sector viruses and
other file-infecting viruses. In-the-wild viruses are those viruses that are
causing infections in the real world as opposed to ``in-the-zoo'' viruses that
have been identified, but are not circulating amongst computer users or posing
a real threat.
The anti-virus market has recently heated up due the malicious viruses contained
within electronic mail transmissions. Some of the more widely known viruses,
such as the "Melissa" virus or the new Seinfeld based "BubbleBoy" virus can
be sanitized and/or deleted, not only at the heuristic macro level, but also
through using basic ASCII text content filtering. Therefore, an administrator
can reject mail based purely on the subject line. Basic text filtering is essential
in today's virus arena due to the time to develop and release an "antidote".
Trend Micro's anti-virus product, ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange, has been
certified as Anti-Virus Checkmark Level 1 by West Coast Labs (http://www.check-mark.com),
which means it has the ability to sanitize and delete "in the wild" viruses.
West Coast Labs have defined "in-the-wild" viruses as those viruses appearing
on The Wildlist Organization's "In the Wild", a list that records all viruses
that have been reported by more than one person.
is currently one of the fastest growing anti-virus server vendors, and provides
the fastest capability to process inbound and outbound e-mail. However, Trend
also faces healthy competition from Norton, McAffee and GFI Communications.
Given its newly achieved Checkmark Level 1 award, we expect Trend to increase
its market share, especially in larger sized organizations (>1000 users) that
need an enterprise wide anti virus backbone solution. McAffee and Norton, Trend's
closest competitors in this space, do offer server based anti virus protection
but are not as functionally network aware as Trend's offering.
If you have Lotus Notes, Microsoft Exchange, cc:Mail, MS Mail or HP Open Mail
and do not have an anti virus server in place, Trend should be included on the
short list for enterprise wide virus protection. Trend Micro (Nasdaq:TMIC) is
the first anti-virus server to reach Checkpoint Level 1 certification (for Microsoft
Exchange). Through its combination of enhanced anti-virus processing of both
inbound and outbound mail, coupled with its content filtering, ScanMail for
Exchange should be viewed as a leading anti-virus server product and should
not be overlooked when implementing an anti-virus protection program.