Trend Micro to sell enterprise anti-spyware
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By Robert McMillan, IDG News Service | Published: 15:22, 31 October 2005
Security vendor Trend Micro is to announce its first anti-spyware product designed for enterprise users. The new product, called Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition, incorporates software the company picked up in its May acquisition of InterMute.
The new enterprise anti-spyware product will give security administrators more detailed control over security settings than Trend Micro's existing anti-spyware offerings, and it will be able to automatically discover and then "silently" deliver software to desktops without disturbing desktop users, said Bob Hansmann, a senior product marketing manager with Trend Micro.
Trend Micro has integrated the InterMute CWShredder software into this product, which makes it particularly effective at detecting the CoolWebSearch spyware variants. Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition has also been designed to work with other desktop security products, so users can adopt the product without necessarily using Trend Micro's anti-virus products, Hansmann said.
The company is also expected to launch an update of the company's PC-cillin Internet Security suite and version 3.0 of the company's Client Server Security and Client Server Messaging Security products for small and medium-sized businesses.
PC-cillin Internet Security 2006 will include new anti-phishing features as well as improved anti-virus, anti-spyware and home network protection, Trend Micro said.
A one-year subscription to Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition is priced at US$11.55 per user for corporations with more than 500 users. Pricing for PC-cillin will remain unchanged at $49.95, with at $24.95 renewal price.
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 anti-spam and anti-phishing software, is priced at $45.15 per user per year.