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Phoenix Technologies' Freeze Proximity Security System Now Offered With Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2010

Phoenix Freeze is a Bluetooth-enabled laptop proximity security system
CUPERTINO, and MILPITAS, Calif., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global leader in Internet content security, and Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), a global leader in core systems software, security solutions and instant-on operating systems environments, today announced that Phoenix Freeze(TM), a powerful Bluetooth-enabled laptop proximity security system, will be bundled as a recommended application in Trend Micro Internet Security Pro. The combination of Phoenix Freeze, which automatically locks down PCs when the user walks away, and light, yet powerful security by Trend Micro provides consumers with a comprehensive security layer to shield the contents of mobile and desktop PCs from threats both online and offline.


Trend Micro Internet Security Pro with Phoenix Freeze will roll out in early January 2010, initially in the U.S. and in Japan, where Trend Micro is the dominant content security provider. The addition of Freeze as a recommended complement to Trend Micro Internet Security Pro not only boosts PC security but also provides a significant additional layer of security specifically for smartphones. Trend Micro Internet Security Pro includes a license for Mobile Security, which protects smartphones against viruses, spam, data theft, service disruptions and other malware attacks against Windows Mobile and Symbian(TM) OS based devices.

Freeze pairs a Bluetooth(R) mobile phone with the user's laptop so that the computer immediately locks whenever the user walks away with their smartphone. When the user returns within a certain proximity (pre-defined by the user) of their mobile computer, it automatically unlocks. This combination offers safety, security, and peace of mind without the annoying effort required to constantly lock and unlock the PC with passwords or finger swipes. Simplicity and ease-of-use are fundamental characteristics of both solutions.

"Cybercriminals are targeting consumers at an alarming rate, making daily online activities potentially dangerous. Trend Micro provides simple, easy-to-use security that effectively protects consumers everywhere against online crime and identity theft," said Carol Carpenter, vice president and general manager of the consumer and small business unit at Trend Micro. "We extend our commitment to 'ubiquitous security' and recommend that consumers take advantage of the extra layer of security Phoenix Freeze provides for their Bluetooth-enabled phones."

"Data protection and mobile PC theft deterrence are integral components of our PC 3.0(TM) strategy of providing consumers with products and services that make using their PCs a more secure, user-friendly and reliable experience," said Surendra Arora, vice president of business development at Phoenix Technologies. "Pairing Phoenix's Freeze product with Trend Micro's Internet Security Pro, greatly expands the reach of our brand among consumers. We're pleased to partner with Trend Micro in arming consumers with powerful Internet and PC security solutions."

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About Trend Micro

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 at 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, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.

Phoenix Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: PTEC), the leader in PC 3.0(TM) products, services and embedded technologies, pioneers open standards and delivers innovative solutions that enable the PC industry's top system builders and specifiers to differentiate their systems, reduce time-to-market and increase their revenues. The Company's flagship products and services -- SecureCore Tiano, Embedded BIOS, Phoenix Freeze, FailSafe, HyperSpace, and -- are revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented performance, security, reliability, continuity, and ease-of-use. The Company established industry leadership and created the PC clone industry with its original BIOS product in 1983. Phoenix has over 210 technology patents issued and pending, and has shipped firmware in over one billion systems. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit

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