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Trend unveils new integrated security offering to compete with Microsoft

Trend Micro has unveiled the 2007 version of its internet security suite, which is priced competitively against Microsoft’s recently launched OneCare security suite.

Microsoft launched OneCare as a subscription service to take on the established security players like McAfee, Symantec and Trend Micro.

The 2007 Internet Security from Trend will incorporate the company’s established PC-cillin engine and anti-malware protection, along with new features addressing the latest threats, including rootkits, spyware, phishing, spam, hackers, viruses, Wi-Fi attacks, smartphone threats and the growing problem of identity-theft.

In addition, the Trend Micro Internet Security subscription will include TrendSecure, Trend Micro’s new online security services. TrendSecure will bring added security for consumers who not only connect at home, but often while they are travelling.

“We are excited to offer this hybrid software and web-based service release because increasingly mobile consumers and computer-connected families want to e-mail, shop, share pictures, bank, browse, and use instant messaging with confidence, safe from malicious attacks and time-consuming interruptions,” said Lane Bess, global general manager for consumer products and services at Trend Micro.

The new suite includes home network protection for up to three PCs, which is an advantage over rival offerings which only license on a per machine basis.

Trend Micro Internet Security comes with a household license for one year at £49.95.

This licence comes with free e-mail and online support. Once the subscription expires, a 12-month subscription renewal costs £49.95. The package is available from next month.


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