- Trend Micro
company_name = Trend Micro
company_type = Public (TYO: [http://quote.tse.or.jp/tse/quote.cgi?F=listing/EDetail1&MKTN=T&QCODE=4704 4704] )
foundation = flagicon|USA
California, USA ( 1988)
location = flagicon|JPN
key_people = Eva Chen; co-founder, CTO (
1996- 2004), and CEO (2004–) Steve Chang, founder and former CEO
Trend Micro Internet Security(formerly PC-cillin), HouseCall, Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security, Trend Micro InterScan Web Security, Trend Micro Worry Free Security for SMB, Trend Micro OfficeScan, Private Post
revenue = $848 million (2007) [cite news
title=Trend Micro Reports Results for 2007
company_slogan = Securing Your Web World
homepage = [http://www.trendmicro.com www.trendmicro.com]
Trend Micro (tyo|4704) is a global company, headquartered in Tokyo, that develops
softwareand services to protect against computer viruses, malware, spam, and Web-based threats. Steve Chang, a Taiwanese, the founder and former CEOof the company, started the company in Californiain 1988. In 2004 Chang passed leadership to Eva Chen, co-founder of Trend Micro. She was CTO from 1996 to 2004. One of her best known developments is Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall.
Trend Micro is known for producing the
PC-cillinrange of anti-virus products. They also are the creator of the free, online, browser-based malware scanner, HouseCall. In order to research and inform about worldwide security threats, they have a global threat response center, called TrendLabs. Its offices are located in the Taiwan, Japan, China, France, Germany, Ireland, United States, United Arab Emirates, Australia, Philippinesand New Zealand.
Between 2004 and 2008,
MSN Hotmailhas been using Trend Micro to scan messages and attachments in free and Hotmail Plus accounts instead of McAfee, which has made the company more public. McAfeewas then solely implemented on the MSN Premiumservice. With the release of the new Hotmail version part of the "Windows Live Wave 3", Trend Micro will be replaced with Microsoft's own anti-virus software, Windows Live OneCare[http://liveside.net/main/archive/2008/09/29/hotmail-spotted-in-the-wild.aspx]
In April 2005, Trend Micro suffered a high-profile
false alarm, which caused widespread computer crashes and turmoil across Asia. [cite news
title=Trend Micro customers suffer weekend mayhem
In February 2006, Trend Micro released
Interscan Web Security Appliance(IWSA) which is their latest addition to the company's multi-layered approach to protecting enterprise organizations against spyware and other threats. The appliance acts as the first line of defense against threats like spyware, grayware, viruses, and phishing.
In February 2007, Eva Chen reached a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over alleged violations. The settlement resolves alleged violations of Section 10(b) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934as well as Rule 10b-5 involving her spouse, Daniel Chiang, and trading in Sina Corp. securities.Fact|date=March 2008 She neither admitted nor denied the allegations and agreed to pay a civil penalty and not to violate securities laws in the future.
The same month, they acquired
HijackThis, an antispyware program from Merijn. They also maintain CWShredder, another one of Merijn's creations.
Trend Micro is on the US Federal Buying Schedule 70 through resellers
Softchoice, ASAP, and Synnex.
On January 29, 2008, Trend Micro sued
Barracuda Networksover their use of the free and open source anti-virus software Clam AntiVirus, which Trend Micro claims to be in violation of their software patenton anti-virus detection on an SMTPor FTPgateway. [cite web
last = Paul
first = Ryan
title = Barracuda defends open-source antivirus from patent attack
date = 2008-01-29
url = http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080129-barracuda-defends-open-source-antivirus-from-patent-attack.html
accessdate = 2008-02-05]
On February 8, 2008,
ScriptumLibrecalled for a worldwide boycott of Trend Micro because of "abusing the patent system and aggressively attacking ClamAV users and developers" [ [http://www.scriptumlibre.org/Boycott_Trend_Micro Boycott Trend Micro - www.ScriptumLibre.org] ] .
In June 2008, Trend Micro introduced
Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, a next-generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from web threats.
Mergers and acquisitions
2005, Trend Micro acquired InterMute Inc., a developer of anti-spyware productsFact|date=February 2008
2005, it acquired KelkeaInc., an IP filtering and reputation companyFact|date=February 2008
October 25 2007, it announced the intention to acquire Provilla, Inc., a provider of intelligent endpoint solutions for data leak protectionFact|date=February 2008
February 25 2008, it acquired Identum Ltd., a provider of ID-based cryptography(IBE) [ [http://trendmicro.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=608 Trend Micro press release announcing acquisition of Identum] ] [ [http://richi.co.uk/blog/2008/02/identum-bought-by-trend-micro.html Crypto vendor Identum bought by Trend Micro] ]
* [http://www.trendmicro.com/ Official website]
* [http://itw.trendmicro.com/trend_tracker.php TrendWatch Threat Resource Center]
* [http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ HouseCall]
* [http://blog.trendmicro.com/ Malware Blog]
* [http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/ Virus Encyclopedia]
* [http://itw.trendmicro.com/smart-protection-network/ Trend Micro Smart Protection Network]
* [http://www.identum.com/ Trend Micro (Bristol) Ltd., formerly Identum]
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