Trend Micro and Windows Server 2012 Essentials Provide Security that Fits Small Businesses

  Trend Micro and Windows Server 2012 Essentials Provide Security that Fits
                               Small Businesses

Trend Micro and Microsoft join forces to help small businesses grow, securely

PR Newswire

CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan 8, 2013

CUPERTINO, Calif., Jan 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO:
4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, today is addressing the
increasingly complex threat landscape small businesses face due to the impact
of mobile devices and cloud applications. With the Trend Micro™ Worry-Free™
Business Security solutions in the Windows Server 2012 Essentials dashboard
and with new Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security 8, which supports
Windows 8, Trend Micro is giving solution providers and small businesses
purpose-built security solutions. 

Through an integrated approach that protects data, promotes flexible work
styles, and simplifies the path to the cloud, Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Essentials gives small businesses the power to grow. Specially designed with
small businesses in mind that are purchasing their first server, Windows
Server 2012 Essentials is a central server that can automate important
activities like online data backup and protection of computers; allow teams to
easily share and organize business documents; provide a platform for running
line-of-business applications; and provide remote access to data from any
Internet-connected location or device, so businesses can spend less time and
money worrying about technology and more on satisfying their customers.

Malware is still a threat to small business, and any infected endpoint or
server can bring the business to a halt. Uptime of IT is critical for a small
business so they can focus on running their core business. Small businesses
purchasing their first server, such as Windows Server 2012 Essentials, need
security to protect the server, data and core business. That is why Trend
Micro provides Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security solutions to small
businesses to protect data and ensure business productivity with market
leading security. Now Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security solutions are
combined with the Windows Server 2012 Essentials hybrid cloud server
management dashboard, providing simplified management, and endpoint, server
and web threat protection for a variety of devices, no matter how they are
connected. This provides unified access for users to manage their entire
business and security in one place. IT management costs are reduced with this
integration, since no additional server purchase is required. With simplified
IT management small businesses can focus their time, money and effort on
growing their business, not on IT security.

"Trend Micro is taking advantage of the built-in ability to include their
offerings in the single management console in Microsoft Windows Server 2012
Essentials," said David Fabritius, Product Marketing Manager, Server and
Tools, at Microsoft. "This enables ease of management of the entire IT
infrastructure, including security, reducing costs for channel partners and
small businesses."

"We continue to recommend Trend Micro solutions because of their commitment to
bringing solutions built for small businesses to market," said Kevin Royalty
of Total Care Consulting. "Their relationship with Microsoft around Windows
Server 2012 reinforces this commitment. I have confidence in the partnership
with Trend Micro. Their solutions are truly Worry-Free and have provided easy
to manage security for dozens of my customers."

"Trend Micro is committed to delivering products that best serve small
businesses. By working with Microsoft to integrate Trend Micro Worry-Free
Business Security Services and Windows Server 2012 Essentials, Trend Micro
small business customers benefit from cloud computing and mobile applications
while feeling confident that their information is safe. It's the must-have
security for small businesses," said Magi Diego, director, SMB Marketing at
Trend Micro.

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security solutions feature industry-leading
anti-malware and data protection. They give users peace of mind, knowing that
their server, their business data, and their devices are all protected. It is
protection that can grow as the business grows without needing to increase IT
staff. The solutions provide a secure, centralized, web-based management
console, integrated into the Windows Server Essentials dashboard, so users can
manage all their devices from anywhere and always feel confident that data is
safe. With Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security solutions, machines are
protected from viruses, spyware, spam, malicious websites, and more.

Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security 8

"Today we have so many workers that work outside of our offices and sites,"
said Leo Bordon, information technology analyst at Halton Children's Aid
Societies. "With Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, protecting our very
distributed workforce has become much more automatic and, therefore, easier.
If we change security rules, the changes are pushed to all of the clients,
including the 30 or 40 remote workers. Version 8 seems very much like the
previous version; it remains an easy tool to use and configure. We can see
that Trend Micro puts thought into this—and as a result they make the solution
simple to configure properly."

Now available, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security 8, which adds to
Windows 8 security and provides fast, effective, and simple protection against
viruses, cybercriminals, and data loss, so businesses can focus on their
business, instead of worrying about Internet security. Worry-Free Business
Security solutions provide effective protection with minimal impact on
computer performance by leveraging the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection
Network™-the same infrastructure that safeguards all our customers, from
Fortune 500 enterprises to millions of consumers.

Supporting materials:

Web page
Securing Small Business Infographic
Solution brief

Product Overview video:
Link hopefully coming Friday, if not Monday morning

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the global cloud security
leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its
Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and
consumers. A pioneer server security with over 20 years' experience, we
deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our
customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in
physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading
Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ global threat intelligence data mining
framework, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the
Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the

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