Trend Micro to Provide Virus and Spam Protection for HP ProLiant Servers for Small Businesses

Trend Micro, Inc. a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced that Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Suite for Small and Medium Businesses (SMB) v2.0 has been selected for pre-installation on industry-leading HP ProLiant servers with Microsoft(tm) Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003.

Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Suite for SMB is an integrated antivirus and anti-spam solution for small and medium-sized office environments with workstations, servers and Microsoft Exchange servers, and supports environments running Microsoft Windows SBS 2003. Trend Micro has specifically designed products to help simplify the acquisition, deployment and maintenance of comprehensive security solutions for the SMB customer.

This security solution server bundle for SMB customers is the first time HP has included antivirus and anti-spam solutions on ProLiant servers preinstalled with Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003.

"The combination of Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Suite for SMB and Windows Small Business Server 2003 pre-installed on the HP ProLiant servers provide small businesses and the solution providers who serve them with a readily deployable server and security platform," commented Steve Quane, Global Director of Product Marketing for Trend Micro.

"Security issues, such as controlling spam and viruses, can cripple employee productivity and bring business to a halt," said James Mouton, vice president, platform division, Industry Standard Servers, HP. "HP is working with Trend Micro to address these security concerns by providing SMB customers a simple and secure 'out of the box' server experience. Our companies share a commitment to serving small businesses with comprehensive, easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use solutions."

Solution providers who deploy Microsoft Windows SBS 2003 for their clients can benefit from the pre-installed Trend Micro security solution, which requires less time and effort to install and deploy.

"Without exception, we have trusted and recommended Trend Micro products for absolutely all of our Microsoft SBS deployments worldwide," commented Harry Brelsford, a veteran consultant and author in technology and SMB consulting, and founder of the SMB Nation conference series. "With this joint solution from HP and Trend Micro, deploying virus and spam protection in the SBS environment is simplified. With Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Suite on the HP ProLiant box, customers get one solution that protects the entire Microsoft SBS 2003 environment."

Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Suite for SMB is designed to scan and eliminate viruses within a company's network and can also block spam at the email server before it reaches users. A single Web-based management console makes it easy to manage and eliminates the complexity of maintaining multiple security solutions.

Trend Micro Client/Server/Messaging Suite for SMB v2.0 is expected to begin shipping pre-installed on HP ProLiant ML100 and ML300 series servers in late Q3/ early Q4 2004, beginning in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and parts of Asia Pacific (in an English-language interface). Additional language versions are expected to follow.

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