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by Paul Kerstein

Trend Micro to Sell Enterprise Antispyware

Oct 31, 20052 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Security vendor Trend Micro Inc. on Monday was set to announce itsfirst antispyware product designed for enterprise users. The newproduct, called Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition, incorporates softwarethe company picked up in its May 2005 acquisition of InterMute and isone of multiple product announcements that Trend Micro plans to makeMonday.

The new enterprise antispyware product will give securityadministrators more detailed control over security settings than TrendMicro’s existing antispyware offerings, and it will be able toautomatically discover and then “silently” deliver software to desktopswithout disturbing desktop users, said Bob Hansmann, a senior productmarketing manager with Trend Micro.

Trend Micro has integrated the InterMute CWShredder software into thisproduct, which makes it particularly effective at detecting theCoolWebSearch spyware variants. Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition hasalso been designed to work with other desktop security products, sousers can adopt the product without necessarily using Trend Micro’santivirus products, Hansmann said.

Also expected Monday is an update of the company’s PC-cillin InternetSecurity suite and an updated 3.0 version of the company’s ClientServer Security and Client Server Messaging Security products for smalland medium-sized businesses.

PC-cillin Internet Security 2006 will include new antiphishing featuresas well as improved antivirus, antispyware and home network protection,Trend Micro said.

A one-year subscription to Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition is priced atUS$11.55 per user for corporations with more than 500 users. Pricingfor PC-cillin will remain unchanged at $49.95, with at $24.95 renewalprice. Both products will be available as of Monday.

Client Server Security for SMB 3.0 will begin shipping in November,priced at $23.63 per user per year. Client Server Messaging Security,which includes antispam and antiphishing software, is priced at $45.15per user per year. Trend Micro expects to begin shipping the new ClientServer Security products some time in November.

By Robert McMillan – IDG News Service (San Francisco Bureau)