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Trend Micro wins next generation broadband wireless deal in NZ

  • 27 October, 2003 12:03

<p>Auckland, 27 October 2003 - Trend Micro, a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, has announced a new deal with New Zealand wireless high speed broadband company, Woosh Wireless.</p>
<p>The deal will see Trend Micro provide Woosh Wireless with its InterScan Messaging Security Suite (IMSS) and Spam Prevention Service (SPS) products. These products will run on the company’s Linux servers, scanning all incoming mail to ensure Woosh Wireless’ customers are protected from malicious code and spam when online.</p>
<p>Prior to purchasing, Woosh Wireless critiqued security products from several vendors.</p>
<p>“We conducted a comprehensive evaluation of anti-virus and anti-spam products from several leading vendors before selecting Trend Micro,” said Andrew McPherson, General Manager, Woosh Wireless. “We suspected Trend Micro’s products would come out on top as they have a strong track record with two of the top three ISPs in New Zealand.”</p>
<p>Woosh Wireless’ key selection criteria required the software to have centralised updating, consolidated reporting, remote configuration capabilities, as well as advanced system reporting and network-wide support.</p>
<p>“It was essential for Woosh Wireless to offer a high level of protection to its customers. Not only do customers now have the freedom to be connected without the limitation of fixed wire connections, they also have peace of mind knowing they are protected by state-of-the-art security software,” said McPherson.</p>
<p>Woosh Wireless will also take advantage of Trend Micro’s Enterprise Protection Strategy (EPS) consisting of Outbreak Prevention policies, ISO 9002 certified Pattern Files and Damage Cleanup Services to proactively detect, prohibit and clean infected systems from virus outbreaks under service level agreements objectives.</p>
<p>”We continue to see great success in New Zealand. One in every two IT and Internet users are protected by Trend Micro. Trend Micro will soon be protecting thousands of Woosh Wireless customers across New Zealand as the company progressively rolls out coverage, initially through the hundreds of cell sites. This fast expansion follows a successful year-long trial partnering with Vodafone.</p>
<p>“The deal with Woosh Wireless further signals Trend Micro’s commitment to the New Zealand market,” said Chris Poulos, Managing Director, Trend Micro.</p>
<p>Woosh has also been selected as the preferred supplier in Southland, Wairarapa/Tararua, Northland and Canterbury as part of the Government’s PROBE initiatives, which are designed to bring the benefits of high speed Internet services to provincial New Zealand. The company will also be launching Woosh in Wellington and Christchurch in the coming year.</p>
<p>About Trend Micro</p>
<p>Trend Micro is the world leader in providing centrally controlled server-based virus protection and content-filtering products and services. By protecting information that flows through Internet gateways, email servers and file servers, Trend Micro allows companies and service providers worldwide to stop viruses and other malicious code from a central point before they enter the network. For more information visit www.trendmicro.com.au</p>
<p>About Woosh Wireless</p>
<p>Woosh Wireless is a leading edge New Zealand company, offering wireless broadband Internet services. Woosh Wireless is commercially deploying a wireless network across New Zealand. The portability of the Woosh modem means customers can sit anywhere within the Woosh network. The company offers a range of home and business products designed to offer flexible business solutions for customer’s data and Internet requirements. For more information visit www.woosh.com.
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<p>Blackie McDonald contact:
Georgia Sweetapple
Ph: 61 2 9929 0200
Email: Georgia.sweetapple@bmcd.com.au</p>

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