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Trend Micro Named 2008 CRN Channel Champion

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global leader in Internet content security, was named a 2008 CRN Channel Champion overall in the Client Security Software Category (Firewall, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus) and Network Security Software Category at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA on March 6. The CRN Channel Champion award program, now in its 17th year, is sponsored by Everything Channel's CRN, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion sellers of technology channel.

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 7 /PRNewswire/ — Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global leader in Internet content security, was named a 2008 CRN Channel Champion overall in the Client Security Software Category (Firewall, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus) and Network Security Software Category at an awards ceremony in Los Angeles, CA on March 6. The CRN Channel Champion award program, now in its 17th year, is sponsored by Everything Channel's CRN, the number one destination for technology vendors and marketers looking to reach the $390 billion sellers of technology channel.

The CRN Channel Champions study measures overall Solution Provider perceptions of vendor products and services. The survey is the largest and broadest-based technology integrator market study in the industry. The result is a premier resource used by VARs and technology integrators throughout the industry to evaluate vendors and their programs.

"Trend Micro is honored to be recognized by our partners on the value of our solutions within the Client Security Software and Network Security Software categories," said Nancy Reynolds, VP Channel and SMB sales, Trend Micro North America. "Winning these awards is again a direct result of team collaboration — Trend Micro and its partners. As a channel-driven company, providing partners the right tools, solutions, and services to ensure their success is important. It is equally important to Trend Micro that we continue to earn our partners' business and respect within this competitive arena."

"For the last 17 years Solution Providers have come to rely on the CRN Channel Champions study as a way to evaluate the leading technology vendors in the Channel today. We congratulate the winners for delivering high quality solutions that satisfy business partners," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

This is the second time in the last three years Trend Micro has been recognized as the top vendor in CRN's Channel Champion Security Software categories. In 2006, Trend Micro swept all three awards for 2006 CRN Channel Champion in the Client Security Software category — consisting of Overall Winner, Channel Criteria Winner and Technical Criteria Winner — and also received Overall Winner and Technical Criteria Champion honors for the Network Security Software category.

Nancy Reynolds was recently named a CRN 2008 Channel Chief in Everything Channel's annual list of the channel's most critical players. Reynolds was also recognized by CRN as one of the "25 Channel Chiefs You Should Know", 25 executive leaders of the channel, building strategies that will shape the future for solution providers.

The survey rated more than 100 vendors in 29 key product and service categories. The categories included: Client & Server Processors; Client Security Software (Firewall, Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus); Collaboration Software; Data and Information Management; Enterprise Business Software Suites; Enterprise Networking Hardware (excluding wireless LANs and Voice); Enterprise Wireless LANs; External Data Backup; Flat Panel Displays 19-30"; Flat Panel Displays 30"+ (includes Large Screen TV's); High Capacity Hard Drives (300 GB & Above); Infrastructure Integration Software/SOA; Midrange Servers (> $25,000); Multifunction Printers; Network Security Appliances; Network Security Software; Network Storage (SAN or NAS); Notebooks/Mobile Computers; Projectors; (SIEM) Security Information and Event Management; SMB (Small and Midsize) Wireless LANs; SMB (Small and Midsize) Business Software Suites; SMB (Small and Midsize) Networking Hardware (excluding wireless LANs and Voice); SMB Volume Servers (< $25,000); Storage Management Software; Systems and Network Management Software; UPS Data Center Power Management; Voice-over-IP Technology; and Workgroup Color Printers.

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. Its 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 http://www.trendmicro.com.

About CRN (http://www.crn.com)

CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With nearly 25 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at http://www.crn.com.

About Everything Channel (http://www.everythingchannel.com, http://www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the global leader in Channel execution and serves as the one stop shop for Solution Providers and the hardware and software suppliers that engage with the indirect sales Channel, which drives 75 percent of all technology sales throughout the world. Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel for product information, business guidance, market intelligence and management tools. IT suppliers use Everything Channel to gain access to and influence the Solution Provider audience, develop strategy, obtain market intelligence and execute sales, recruitment and Channel enablement objectives. Everything Channel provides for the wide range of business needs for both Solution Providers and IT suppliers to run their business.

Everything Channel is the number one source for the Channel market, helping businesses run more profitably and effectively. Through use of its portfolio of channel solutions which include the ChannelWeb online network, magazines (CRN and VARBusiness), events (XChange and Vision), workflow tools (MTC and eXalt), tele-recruiting, sales support, marketing services, research and education (IPED), technology sellers are able to rapidly accelerate sales. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel.

SOURCE Trend Micro Incorporated

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