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Trend Micro Steps into PDA/Wireless AntiVirus Information Market

Written By: P. Hayes
Published On: June 15 2000

Trend Micro Steps into PDA/Wireless AntiVirus Information Market
P. Hayes - June 15, 2000

Event Summary

Cupertino, CA - May 31, 2000 - Trend Micro Inc., a leading provider of Internet content security products, announced the availability of Trend Micro's Virus Information Center for the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) market. Users of PalmOS-based wireless and modem-based palmtop devices can now access the Trend Virus Information Center, comprised of up-to-date information and solutions for thousands of macro viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malicious code. (Source: Trend Micro)

Market Impact

Through the use of Web-Clipping apps, PalmOS users can access Trend Micro Virus alerts and information remotely, allowing network administrators and managers to stay on top of security, regardless of time or location. Users can check and receive real virus information, access the virus encyclopedia and view the " Top Ten In the Wild" viruses. Users will also be able to view all new viruses found each day.

There is no fee for access to Trend's wireless PDA web-clipping information. However a user must still pay access fees to Palm.net for connectivity.

User Recommendations

For a network administrator and/or manager on the go, Trend's service may prove to be indispensable in crisis situations. Recent examples include the "I LOVE YOU" virus and "Killer Resume" Virus. Both viruses put the positive spot light on Trend for premium protection, which saved thousands of users from disaster. Trend boasts the largest AntiVirus research team in the world and can be a valuable informational resource from an administrative perspective. If you have a wireless PDA, make use of this free service, it may not just save your company from virus infestation through early warning, it may also save your job!

 
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