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Trend Micro Expands Facebook Partnership Globally Providing Users Protection For Their Digital Lives





CUPERTINO, Calif., April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704,), a global cloud security leader, today announced an expanded strategic partnership with Facebook focused on educating and protecting users' digital lives against malicious sites and malware. Building on an initial availability to English-speaking users in 2012, Trend Micro's industry-leading security software is now being made available to Facebook users across the globe in multiple languages in an effort to increase security and confidence in the digital world. Facebook will continue to benefit from Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, which uses cloud technology, threat correlation and a global network of threat intelligence sensors to proactively stop malware and web threats, and help block malicious links from their site.

"We are thrilled to build on our continuing partnership through the expanded availability of Trend Micro software to more of our global users," said Joe Sullivan, chief security officer at Facebook. "In addition to our existing strategic incorporation of Trend Micro's Smart Protection Network into Facebook's existing database of malicious URLs, this expanded partnership will better enable us to protect the people who use our service, no matter where they are in the world."

With this expanded partnership, users who interact on Facebook in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Brazilian Portuguese can now benefit from the same protection that was announced for English-speaking users in 2012. Trend Micro is offering Facebook PC & Mac users a free 6-month trial license of Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Internet Security for Windows & Macs (2013).  Titanium™ Internet Security provides vital protection for users who want to surf the Web hassle free.

Trend Micro Internet Security for Windows & Macs (2013)

  • Uses cloud technology to proactively stop threats before they reach you
  • Utilizes less than half the disk space and memory of other security products
  • Intuitive interface is easy to install and use
  • Top rated protection scores from AV Comparatives*

"With the global nature of the web, it is critical to protect users online in as many languages as possible," said Kevin Simzer, vice president of corporate development and global alliances at Trend Micro. "This is a natural evolution of our security partnership with Facebook, offering users from around the world an additional layer of protection on the social networking site and beyond,"

Trend Micro and Facebook also continue to work together to promote and provide security education which will advise on the latest threat developments through on-going contributions to Facebook's Security page, e-guides, blog posts, quizzes, videos and more.

To sign up and enjoy the protection of Trend Micro's industry leading security software, join Trend Micro's Fearless Web community on Facebook. "Like" Fearless Web to receive six months free trial license of Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security for Windows & Mac (2013). This offer can also be accessed through Facebook's Security page.

About Trend Micro

Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), the global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers.  A pioneer in server security with 25 years experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ global threat intelligence data mining framework, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe. 

Additional information about Trend Micro Incorporated and its products and services are available at Trend Micro.com. This Trend Micro news release and other announcements are available at http://NewsRoom.TrendMicro.com and as part of an RSS feed at www.trendmicro.com/rss. Or follow our news on Twitter at @TrendMicro.

* According to AV Comparatives Real-World Protection Test where Trend Micro scored 100% for September to December 2012

SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated

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