Trend Micro Joins Family Online Safety Institute
Global leader in cloud security becomes the newest FOSI member to help
families understand and manage online safety issues.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Family Online Safety Institute
(FOSI) announced today that Trend Micro has become the latest member of the
global FOSI family. Trend Micro develops Internet content security and threat
management solutions that make the world safe for businesses and consumers to
exchange digital information.
Like FOSI, Trend Micro is committed to promoting socially responsible
corporate and digital citizenship. The Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids
and Families program was founded five years ago to enable and empower kids,
parents, teachers, and schools around the world to make the Internet a safe
and secure place for today's youth, providing them with the tools and
information they need to make responsible online decisions.
"We feel that Trend Micro and FOSI share a similar set of values," said
Stephen Balkam, CEO of FOSI. "We are looking forward to exchanging new ideas
with Trend Micro on how to make the most of the Internet for the younger
generation. The commitment Trend Micro has made to promoting safe online
behavior reminds us of the unlocked potential of the Internet for kids and how
we can work together to make the next generation more digitally aware."
"Trend Micro shares FOSI's commitment in making the Internet a safe and
productive place for our youth," said Lynette Owens, the global director of
Trend Micro Internet Safety for Kids & Families and newest FOSI board member.
"We believe that digital citizenship must start at home, which is why we
continue to support and partner with organizations like FOSI. Together, we can
help raise awareness and reach more families with the resources they need to
encourage the positive use of technology."
The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) works to make the online world safer
for kids and their families by identifying and promoting best practices, tools
and methods that also respect free speech. FOSI is a trusted, international
convener, bringing together leaders in government, industry and the nonprofit
sectors to collaborate and innovate new solutions in child safety in a Web 2.0
world. FOSI's members include: AOL, AT&T, BAE Systems Detica, BT Retail,
Comcast, Disney, Entertainment Software Association, Facebook, France Telecom,
Google, GSM Association, Microsoft, Mind Candy, Motion Picture Association of
America, NCTA, Nominum, Optenet, Sprint, Symantec, Time Warner Cable,
Telefonica, Telstra, The Cyber Guardian, The Wireless Foundation, Trend Micro,
Verizon and Yahoo!. For more information, visit www.fosi.org.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a 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 in 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™ cloud computing security
infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge-
from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts
around the globe.
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