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Report: Trend Micro #1 in Worldwide Server Security Market Share
Trend Micro cloud and virtualization security leadership further validated by strength of its server security market position

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro is leading the worldwide market for corporate endpoint server security with an estimated 22.9 percent market share, according to a recently published report by IDC. The "Worldwide Endpoint Security 2010-2014 Forecast" November 2010, market analysis report identifies server security as a new sub-segment of the endpoint security market.

Revenue was up 13.2 percent in the third quarter from global server sales, according to the IDC research firm. (1) With shipments of virtualized servers growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14 percent from 2009 to 2014, "IDC expects that this robust growth in server virtualization will continue through 2014 as datacenter adoption is increasingly considered mainstream in mature economies and as organizations in emerging regions look for data center efficiencies while they rapidly increase their server investments over the period". (2)

As more enterprises use virtual servers, they will be searching for security solutions that will protect the server hosting the virtualized environment; the hypervisor; and shield the virtual servers from malware and hacker attacks.

"With data center consolidation, along with the rise of virtualization, VDI, and cloud computing applications, more and more computing power and data itself are moving into data centers and servers," said Eva Chen.  "It doesn't matter whether the servers are physical, virtual, inside the corporate data center, or in the cloud; these servers and, more importantly, the data need to be secure.  Server security market leadership is strategically important for Trend Micro, and we intend to continue to innovate to develop breakthrough solutions solving real customer problems for cloud security."

In the report, IDC defines the server security category as:  "Solutions [that] include antimalware, desktop firewall, and host intrusion detection and prevention software that is designed to maintain the integrity of servers. These products primarily protect the operating system of servers to ensure that the systems do not run malicious software that can compromise the business applications and data on the servers. These products are generally more robust than desktop endpoint security and are available for a much wider set of operating systems (Windows, Unix, and Linux). This category also includes products that are designed to protect hypervisors and virtual servers."

Trend Micro has several solutions in its portfolio to secure servers and data in virtualized and cloud environments. One of them is Trend Micro™ Deep Security, which provides advanced security for physical, virtual, and cloud servers. Deep Security meets the challenging operational security and compliance needs of today's dynamic data center. It combines intrusion detection and prevention, firewall, integrity monitoring, log inspection and agentless anti-malware capabilities in a single, centrally managed enterprise software solution to protect dynamic data centers.   Deep Security is also the industry's first and only agentless antivirus solution for VMware environments, enabling Trend Micro to deliver security that enables even higher consolidation rates, faster performance, and better manageability.

About Trend Micro Incorporated

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Visit TrendWatch to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ Cloud Computing infrastructure, a next-generation cloud-client innovation that combines sophisticated cloud-based reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabs(SM) researchers to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit TrendMicro.com.

(1)  IDC- Press Release, “Worldwide Server Market Revenues Increase 13.2% in Third Quarter as Market Accelerates Further, According to IDC,” Doc.# prUS22592710, Dec. 1 2010.

(2)  IDC- Press Release, “Worldwide Market for Enterprise Server Virtualization to Reach $19.3 Billion by 2014, According to IDC,” Doc.# prUS22605110, Dec. 6 2010.

SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated

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