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Trend Micro To Ship Security Software With ASUS Machines Worldwide

Trend Micro signs OEM agreement with Asus

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro has signed an OEM agreement with one of the world's largest PC makers to bundle its flagship consumer product - Trend Micro Internet Security - on select ASUS laptops, desktops and premium Eee PC models shipped worldwide.

A light memory load that doesn't affect computer performance, fast installation, and effective protection that includes unique parental control features come straight out of the box for ASUS customers who choose to take advantage of the pre-installed 60-day trial of Trend Micro(TM) Internet Security.

Trend Micro Internet Security give consumers the freedom and peace of mind to shop, surf, or bank online without struggling to update or manage their security programs. It is powered by the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, which works in the background, correlating threat intelligence, protecting in the Internet cloud, and giving consumers - wherever they are -- immediate, real-time protection competitive products don't offer.

"We chose Trend Micro because their consumer security products offer a strong yet practical defense against the full range of Internet risks, from adware and spyware to viruses, worms, spam, and more," said Steve Chang, president of ASUS Computer International. "Now, our customers can get quality protection for their professional laptops, desktops or high mobility, easy-to-use Eee PCs right out of the box."

"ASUS customers now have the convenience of getting powerful, pre-installed security along with their computers and laptops that doesn't slow down memory performance," said Carol Carpenter, executive general manager of consumer and small business for Trend Micro. "No one is immune from cybercrime and identity theft - we're extending our mission to bring freedom and peace of mind to all who use the Web on a daily basis."

Worldwide Availability

Trend Micro is extending its 60-day trial protection of Trend Micro Internet Security to select laptops, desktops and premium Eee PC models - Seashell 1005HA, Seashell 1008HA, and Disney(TM) Netbook by ASUS. The product will be available at the end of October 2009 in all retail stores that carry ASUS laptops, desktops and Eee PCs in EMEA, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Central Asia Pacific, Japan, China and India. Customers can activate the trial immediately after setting up their computer for the first time.

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 www.trendmicro.com/go/trendwatch to learn more about the threats.

Trend Micro's flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit www.trendmicro.com.

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