Trend Micro wins 2008 CRN Award as best security vendor of the year

Published November 23rd, 2008 - 09:35 GMT

Trend Micro, Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global leader in Internet content security, has won the Computer Reseller News ‘Security Vendor of the Year’ award in the UK, one of the most sought after awards in the industry.
The 'Security Vendor of the Year' award from Computer Reseller News is particularly prominent within the industry as it is based on a public voting system amongst the IT and business community. Trend Micro was nominated amongst vendors such as Checkpoint, McAfee, Symantec, Webroot, Blue Coat and Fortinet but won the award based on its continued commitment to the channel with successful initiatives such as its Worry-Free SMB partner programme.
"The Security Vendor of the Year category was one of the most hotly contended of them all and there was some extremely stiff competition. The number of votes was also extremely high and to win the award was no mean feat. Trend Micro polled the highest number of votes in the category by far and was a deserving winner”, comments Sara Yirrell, editor of CRN.
Over the past 12 months, Trend Micro has enhanced its global partner programme and invested in new product development to be able to offer its partners solutions that are easier to deploy, involve less hardware to maintain and ultimately have lower maintenance costs.

Bob Tarzey, analyst at Quocirca and one of the judges on the CRN panel this year comments: “Trend Micro invests considerable time and money ensuring good relations with its partners.  A strong entry meant Trend Micro easily made the shortlist and its channel commitment has clearly been a key factor in getting the reseller vote out and going on to win the 2008 Security Vendor of the year award from CRN.”

Following the launch of its new cloud-based network, Smart Protection Network, Trend Micro has started to offer partners more tools to bring to their customer base with solutions that lighten bandwidth consumption on customers’ networks and offer comprehensive up-to-date protection.

Presented at the annual ceremony at Battersea Park Arena London, the award was accepted on behalf of Trend Micro by UK & Ireland Country Manager Paul Anderson, highlighting Trend Micro’s commitment to the success and profitability of its channel partners through a series of focused channel initiatives dedicated to making it easier for channel partners and customers to do business with Trend Micro.

Anthony O’Mara, VP of Trend Micro, EMEA comments: “Being singled out by channel partners as their preferred security solutions, reaffirms that we are providing the solutions and support our partners need to both protect their customers’ networks as well as growth their business. Winning this prestigious award is a great recognition of the dedication and team work that has gone into developing new product ranges, tying these into lucrative incentives and ultimately creating niches for security resellers to generate substantial margins.”

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. Visit TrendWatch at www.trendmicro.com/go/trendwatch to learn more about the threats. Trend Micro’s flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these products and solutions are powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro’s trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit www.trendmicro.com.


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