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|Type||Public (TYO: 4704)|
|Founder(s)||陳怡樺 (Eva Chen)
張明正 (Steve Chang)
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|Key people||Eva Chen (CEO)
Mahendra Negi (COO & CFO)
Steve Chang (Chairman)
|Products||Trend Micro Internet Security (aka PC-cillin and VirusBuster), Smart Surfing for Mac, Titanium Internet Security for Netbooks, Worry-Free Business Security, Hosted Email Security, Worry-Free Business Services, OfficeScan, InterScan Web Security, InterScan Messaging Security, Data Loss Prevention, Deep Security, Core Protection for Virtual Machines, Enterprise Security Suite, HouseCall, Web Protection Add-on, Smart Surfing for the iPhone, HijackThis|
|Revenue||¥ 93,839 million (2012)|
|Operating income||¥ 22,407 million (2012)|
|Net income||¥ 13,447 million (2012)|
Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704) (Japanese: トレンドマイクロ株式会社 Torendo Maikuro Kabushiki-Gaisha; Chinese: 趨勢科技) is a Japanese security software company. It is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and markets Trend Micro Internet Security, Trend Micro Worry-Free Business Security, OfficeScan, and other related security products and services. Eva Chen has been CEO for the company since 2005 succeeding Steve Chang, who is now Chairman.
The company was founded in 1988 in Los Angeles by Steve Chang (張明正, Chang Ming-cheng), his wife, Jenny Chang, and her sister, Eva Chen (陳怡樺). Shortly after establishing the company, its founders moved headquarters to Taipei.
In 1992, Trend Micro took over a Japanese software firm to form Trend Micro Devices and established headquarters in Japan. It then made an agreement with CPU maker Intel under which it produced an anti-virus product for local area networks (LANs) for sale under Intel’s name. Intel paid royalties to Trend for sales of LANDesk Virus Protect in the United States and Europe, while Trend paid royalties to Intel for sales in Asia. In 1993, Novell began bundling the product with its network operating system. In 1996 the two companies agreed to a two-year continuation of the agreement in which Trend was allowed to globally market the ServerProtect product under its own brand alongside Intel's LANDesk brand.
The company also offers a variety of free tools to diagnose and mitigate security issues:
Trend Micro offers Worry-Free Business Security and InterScan Messaging Hosted Security for small businesses.
The 2010 Trend Micro Enterprise products include OfficeScan, InterScan Web Security, InterScan Messaging Security, and Deep Security. Trend Micro acquired the OSSEC project along with its acquisition of Third Brigade, and has promised to keep it open source and free.
In June 2008, Trend Micro introduced Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, a cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from web threats, such as data stealing malware. This combines in-the-cloud technologies with other client-based AV technologies to reduce dependency on conventional pattern file downloads on the endpoint. AVTest.org results from December 2009 testing show Trend Micro Office Scan ahead of the competition. Website administrators however report abusive behavior from the Trend Micro Network that is displaying malware characteristics. Reported behavior indicates security risks for users of Trend Micro Internet Security who access internet banking facilities.
Back in 2008, Trend Micro has sued Barracuda Networks for the latter's distribution of ClamAV as part of a security package. Trend Micro claimed that Barracuda's use of ClamAV infringes on the software patent  for filtering viruses on an Internet gateway. The free software community had responded in part by calling for a boycott of Trend Micro. The boycott was backed by the Free Software Foundation.
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