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Ingram Micro, Tech Data to Distribute Trend Micro's Enterprise Anti-Virus Products

Four-Product Windows NT Suite to Kick Off Channel Programs

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated, the leader in server-based virus protection, announced today that it has signed contracts with Ingram Micro Inc.(NYSE:IM) and Tech Data (NASDAQ:TECD) to distribute in the United States and Canada, Trend's virus protection products for the corporate enterprise.

As part of its channel-wide kick-off promotion, Trend Micro is offering a "NeaT Suite" of four Windows NT anti-virus products for the Internet Gateway, Microsoft Exchange Server, file servers and desktop computers. This enterprise strength suite provides the most comprehensive virus protection solution available for Windows NT today.

Distribution of its server-based anti-virus products through the leading North American distributors is a key part of Trend Micro's ongoing strategy to offer to corporate users the technology it licenses to such key companies as Intel, Novell, Netscape and Sun Microsystems.

"We will invest heavily in the distribution and reseller channels that form an important part of our strategy," said Eva Chen, president and CTO of Trend Micro. "Some of our major competitors rely on large direct sales forces and give the channel weak support. We see this as a great opportunity that we will aggressively exploit."

Chen said that Trend Micro expects resellers of its products will receive two or three times the margins offered by competitors such as McAfee Associates.

"Trend Micro products are part of a new generation of anti-virus products for the Internet and E-mail. As the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services we are pleased to bring Trend Micro's anti-virus products to our wide base of resellers," said Amy Hoffman, vice president of product marketing for Santa Ana, Calif.-based Ingram Micro Inc.

"We expect the anti-virus software market to continue growing rapidly, particularly for Internet gateway and other enterprise-wide applications," said Scott Maentz, Tech Data's vice president of Software Product Marketing. "Trend Micro is a strong player in this market, and we look forward to offering their products to our base of more than 50,000 value-added resellers and retail dealers."

The NeaT Suite consists of:

* For the Internet gateway -- InterScan VirusWall, PC Magazine's Editor's Choice. Scans SMTP e-mail, Web HTTP downloads and FTP file transfers. Offers optional blocking of Java and ActiveX controls.

* For Intranet e-mail/groupware -- ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange Server, real-time virus protection for Exchange Mail and public folders. Includes scheduled scanning of mail boxes to detect residual virus infections. Best of Byte Finalist, Fall Comdex, 1996.

* For file servers -- ServerProtect for Windows NT, next generation virus scanning and the most robust remote installation and management capabilities on the market. Winner of Best of Computex, Taipei, Taiwan, 1996.

* For the desktop -- PC-cillin Network Edition. Virus protection for DOS, Windows 3.1, 95 and NT clients adapted for network-wide deployment and management. PC-cillin for Windows 95 was awarded PC Computing Magazine's Five-Star Award -- the highest in its category -- and Home PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award.

Both ServerProtect and PC-cillin are NCSA-certified. The National Computer Security Association does not currently offer certification for e-mail and gateway virus protection products. The NeaT Suite is a "buy two, get two free" bundle. When resellers purchase any two of the four products they'll get all four for the cost of InterScan VirusWall and ServerProtect combined -- an SRP of $2,865 for a 50-user perpetual license and a year of free virus pattern updates.

The full line of Trend Micro's products that will be carried by Ingram Micro Inc. and Tech Data. include:

* InterScan VirusWall for Windows NT, Solaris and HP-UX -- $1,795 (50-users)

* ScanMail for Microsoft Exchange Server -- $1,435 (50-user license)

* ScanMail for Lotus Notes (to be released April 30) -- $1,435 (50-user license)

  * ScanMail for Lotus cc:Mail -- $1,435 (50-user license)
  * ServerProtect for Windows NT file servers -- $1,075 (50-user license)
  * ServerProtect for NetWare file servers -- $1,075 (50-user license)

  All products are available in 25, 50, 100, 250, 500  and 1,000 user packs.

Pricing is based on the number of users, regardless of the number of servers. All of Trend Micro's server products include a free multi-user license for a corporate version of PC-cillin, the award-winning anti-virus for desktops.

A free 30-day trial version of Trend's products is available for download from Trend's website:

About Trend Micro, Inc.

Trend Micro is the leading developer of server-based virus protection, with products designed for file servers, Internet and Intranet gateways and E-mail servers. Trend Micro's virus protection software supports NetWare and Windows NT as well as Sun Solaris, HP-UX, IRIX and other major UNIX operating systems.

Intel, Netscape, Novell, SCO and Sun Microsystems are among the companies that have selected Trend's server-based virus protection as part of their premier security, management and Internet product lines.

Trend technology also is in PC-cillin 95, the best-selling desktop anti-virus co-developed with TouchStone Software Corp. that was awarded PC Computing Magazine's 5-star award -- the highest in its category -- and Home PC Magazine's Editor's Choice Award. Trend technology is in the best-selling LANDesk VirusProtect sold by Intel.

More than 12 million users worldwide are protected by Trend technology. Trend maintains the Antivirus Support Center at, the most comprehensive on-line source of computer virus information.

About Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Inc., headquartered in Santa Ana, Calif., is the world's largest wholesale distributor of technology products and services, with 1996 sales of $12 billion. The company operates in 19 countries and distributes more than 36,000 products to over 100,000 resellers in 120 countries.

About Tech Data Corp.

Tech Data Corporation is a leading distributor of personal computer products serving more than 50,000 value-added resellers and retail dealers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Fortune 500 company offers comprehensive product lines in software, networking and communications, mass storage, peripherals, and computer systems. In addition to distributing more than 45,000 products from over 600 manufacturers and publishers, Tech Data provides extensive pre-sale and post-sale training, service and support plus a full range of electronic commerce solutions including a comprehensive Web site at

NOTE: InterScan VirusWall, ServerProtect, ScanMail, MacroTrap and PC-cillin are trademarks of Trend Micro, Inc.

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Source: Trend Micro Inc.

CONTACT: Candace Turtle of Trend Micro Incorporated, 408-257-1500,
ext. 307, or

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