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Trend Micro Announces Worry-Free Business Security 6.0

New URL filtering, "smart" scanning, USB device threat prevention, and other features round out the offering. By ChannelPro

Trend Micro Announces Worry-Free Business Security 6.0

New URL filtering, "smart" scanning, USB device threat prevention, and other features round out the offering.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Trend Micro has announced Worry Free Business Security 6.0, now reinforced with new features powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. This new security infrastructure blocks viruses, spyware, spam, and Web threats before they reach business networks. New features include:

URL Filtering that adds another layer of protection against Web threats by proactively blocking inappropriate, risky, or non-business related Web sites. Users can configure filter strength, rules, and business/leisure hours.

Smart Protection Network-Powered Smart Scan, designed to provide more effective protection than conventional anti-virus, scans and updates faster to detect and remove threats while minimizing the performance impact to protected computers. By leveraging Smart Protection Network file reputation technologies, Smart Scan stops threats by storing the majority of detection technologies (up to 80 percent compared with conventional scanning, according to Trend Micro) on the local security server and accessing them as needed. By keeping these technologies off local PCs and servers, hardware life is extended.

Smart Protection Network-Powered Smart Feedback simply and automatically feeds back security-related issues and events to Trend Micro where they are quickly analyzed, and updates are quickly made to protect all customers.

Enhanced Version of Worry-Free Remote Manager, designed for channel partners, provides integrated installation with Worry-Free Business Security 6.0. Worry-Free Remote Manager also supports Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Hosted Security for stopping spam and other email threats before they reach the network. It enables partners to add customers to their console during their initial installation of Worry-Free Business Security. Trend Micro offers this tool free of charge to eligible channel solution partners.

Other new features in Worry-Free Business Security 6.0 include:

USB Device Threat Prevention automatically protects PCs and servers from infected USB devices, preventing threats from automatically executing and spreading across business networks.

Enhanced Security Dashboard reinforces Trend Micro's goal of zero-administration solutions for its small business customers. It provides easy, at-a-glance status checking. Users can sort by dashboard traffic lights to quickly understand security status, which minimizes time and energy spent on analyzing computers status.

Pricing and Availability for North America: Worry-Free Business Security 6.0 is expected to be available for download on May 29. Per user pricing varies by seat count and price decreases with volume. For a one-year license of Worry-Free Business Security Standard, the 2-25 seat level is $37.75 per user.  For a one-year license of Worry-Free Business Security Advanced, the 2-25 seat level is $62.02 per user. Worry-Free Remote Manager support will be available alongside Worry-Free Business Security 6.0.

Worry-Free Business Security 6.0 also protects businesses running the latest Windows Essential Server Solutions: Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 (for small businesses with fewer than 75 PCs); and Microsoft Essential Business Server 2008 (for midsize businesses with fewer than 300 PCs).  It also protects Microsoft Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 users.

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