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Trend Micro Continues Lead in Antivirus Software Market for Internet Gateway and Mail Servers

  • 04 September, 2003 11:29

<p>-- Industry Analyst Report Confirms Trend Micro’s Leading Market Share for Antivirus Segments Third Consecutive Year; Names Company as Fastest Growing Vendor in File Server Segment in 2002 --</p>
<p>Trend Micro, a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, has announced that according to the recent study by International Data Corporation (IDC) entitled “Worldwide Antivirus Software Forecast and Analysis, 2003–2007: Return of the Consumer” Trend Micro is the world wide market leader, for the third consecutive year, in both of the following segments:</p>
<p>• Internet gateway market with over 39% market share
• Mail server market with almost 21% market share</p>
<p>Trend Micro was also named the fastest growing antivirus vendor for the file server segment, based on 2002 revenues. Between 2001 and 2002, Trend Micro exceeded the overall antivirus software industry growth, with a growth rate of 32%.</p>
<p>“The enormous increase in the number of Internet users and Internet commerce underline the need for consistent, market proven security solutions,” stated Brian Burke, research manager at IDC. “Over the years, Trend Micro has proven to be an enterprise technology market leader in the security space with the kind of vision and innovation needed to address evolving Internet threats.”</p>
<p>Pioneering the first server-based gateway antivirus products in 1996, Trend Micro has established itself as an award-winning innovator and thought leader in the enterprise space. In 2003, Trend Micro introduced the first dedicated HTTP/FTP security solution specifically designed for the demands of enterprise customers, and introduced Trend Micro™ Spam Prevention Service, to combat unsolicited emails directly at the Internet gateway.</p>
<p>IDC also believes a layered security approach, involving multi-level antivirus working alongside content filtering and firewalls, will prove to be a more effective means of securing home and remote corporate users. Analysts recognised a future trend towards hybrid or “blended” threats, designed to push past point-solution security systems. For example, the most recent version of the “SoBig” worm utilised its own SMTP engine to mass-mail itself, and downloads a payload from specific URLs; gateway products at both the SMTP and HTTP data stream would be key to helping block the entry and the effects of this worm. Due to the proliferation of Internet-based threats, security vendors well-versed with the Internet gateway market are likely to be better-equipped to deal with threats quickly and efficiently.</p>
<p>“Trend Micro was first to the gateway antivirus market and has sustained leadership for four years in this market segment. Early on, we acknowledged the potential damage from Internet threats, and combined our antivirus expertise with gateway experience to focus on anticipating our customers’ needs,” said Steve Chang, Chairman and CEO of Trend Micro. “IDC’s findings confirm Trend Micro’s key role as leader and innovator in the antivirus market.”</p>
<p>IDC forecasts the antivirus software market will increase to reach $4.4 billion by 2007, with significant market share from corporate customers, and customers in North America and Western Europe. Gateway and mail server applications are expected to comprise nearly 90% of this market within the next five years. Trend Micro has become a recognised name in these markets, garnering awards for its Enterprise Protection Strategy initiative from Network Magazine and PC Magazine in the United States and Europe (2003), and winning the European Customer Development Award from Frost &amp; Sullivan (2002).</p>
<p>About Trend Micro</p>
<p>Trend Micro is the world leader in providing 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 and service providers worldwide to stop viruses and other malicious code from a central point before they enter the network. Trend Micro was recently acknowledged as the worldwide leader in server-based antivirus in the IDC report "Antivirus Software 2002: A segmentation of the market". For more information visit www.trendmicro.com.au</p>
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