Trend Micro Takes Aim at Network Viruses

Company executives have billed it as an "outbreak-prevention appliance."

Trend Micro Inc. has started shipping its Network VirusWall 1200 security product. The product marks a significant departure from protecting networks at the application layer. Instead of focusing solely on traditional e-mail and file-based threats, Network VirusWall 1200 fights a new kind of offender: network viruses that infiltrate a corporate firewall and wreak havoc from inside the network.

Bob Hansmann, Trend Micros senior product marketing manager for Network VirusWall 1200, said the product, which is in short supply right now, will be available in high volume in the next several months.

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