Trend Micro Launches Anti-Virus Software

LAS VEGAS – Among the larger issues being discussed at Networld+Interop is security. Security vendor Trend Micro Inc. ( will utilize its Microsoft partnership when it announces the availability of InterScan WebProtect 2.1 and InterScan AppletTrap 1.0 as free 50-user license downloads.

Administrators using Microsoft Proxy Server 2.0 can download the security add-ons from Microsoft’s Proxy Server plug-ins Web site ( By using InterScan WebProtect and InterScan AppletTrap with Microsoft Proxy Server, IT shops using Internet communications technologies will be protecting their network from malicious code.

InterScan WebProtect scans all traffic passing through the Microsoft Proxy Server in real time for viruses and malicious code. Users can configure the software to block out known malicious Java applets and ActiveX objects, as well as unknown software apps from coming into the network.

WebProtect auto-cleans FTP and HTTP virus-infected file transfers and detects and removes known and unknown macro viruses. For new viruses that are released, the software provides automatic updates.

AppletTrap includes three layers of protection to halt dangerous applets that may come through the network. First it uses certificate analysis to ensure the Internet connection established is verified, then it automatically filters out known malicious code. Finally, the software wraps the code as it’s sent to the user. This wrap provides Java-based code behavior analysis that will watch what is happening with the code while the use is interacting with it and then reports if something wrong has happened and even shuts the applet down automatically. By beginning on the network, the AppletTrap requires no client deployment.

Trend Micro reports that the suggested retail price would be $1,500 for this solution. Until August, a trial version for 50 users is available now as a free download. -- Brian Ploskina

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.


  • Get More Out of Your Outlook Inbox with TakeNote

    Brien comes across a handy, but imperfect, feature in Outlook that lets you annotate specific e-mails. Its provenance is something of a mystery, though.

  • Microsoft Resumes Rerelease of Windows 10 Version 1809

    Microsoft on Wednesday once more resumed its general rollout of the Windows 10 version 1809 upgrade, also known as the "October 2018 Update."

  • Microsoft Ups Its Windows 10 App Compatibility Assurances

    Microsoft gave assurances this week that organizations adopting Windows 10 likely won't face application compatibility issues.

  • SharePoint Online Users To Get 'Modern' UI Push in April

    Microsoft plans to alter some of the tenant-level blocking capabilities that may have been set up by organizations and deliver its so-called "modern" user interface (UI) to Lists and Libraries for SharePoint Online users, starting in April.

comments powered by Disqus
Most   Popular

Office 365 Watch

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.