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AvePoint and Trend Micro Partner to Deliver Comprehensive SharePoint Antivirus Solutions

As a result of partnership, AvePoint’s SharePoint Antivirus solutions will be fully-integrated with Trend Micro’s antivirus technologies, providing customers with best-of-breed malware protection for their SharePoint deployments

Jersey City, N.J. – October 22, 2009 — AvePoint, the leading provider of infrastructure management software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced that it has partnered with Trend Micro, a global leader in Internet content security, to deliver the industry’s most powerful SharePoint antivirus solutions. As a result of this partnership, AvePoint’s SharePoint Antivirus product will now leverage the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, a cloud-client content security architecture delivering correlated, up-to-the-minute threat intelligence, to block infected files from entering SharePoint, protect data from corruption and theft, and prevent threats and malware from spreading among SharePoint end users.

Virus protection has become a top concern for organizations using SharePoint as a business productivity tool. SharePoint's core strength is the empowerment of real-time collaboration and knowledge sharing among staff, customers, clients, partners, consultants, and remote employees; but this very strength exposes organizations running SharePoint to increased security risk by opening new pathways for cybercriminals to enter into the corporate network. Equally critical, the collaborative nature of SharePoint means that any malicious code introduced into the platform can spread quickly among an organization's eco-system of employees, partners, and customers. Because viruses, worms, rootkits, and Trojan horses are being written exclusively to target SharePoint Products and Technologies, the diligent protection of the platform has become a necessity.

However, an independent survey commissioned by Trend Micro in January 2009 found that most companies fail to deploy Microsoft SharePoint-specific security, leaving them vulnerable to data theft and malicious attacks. AvePoint's SharePoint Antivirus solutions, fortified with Trend Micro's award-winning technologies, will provide the comprehensive security SharePoint deployments require.

"AvePoint is excited to partner with Trend Micro to deliver the industry's most powerful SharePoint-dedicated antivirus solutions", said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, chief operating officer, AvePoint. "As SharePoint becomes more mission-critical to organizations worldwide, it is important that they deploy an antivirus solution which fully protects SharePoint infrastructure. Many often think that enterprise-wide antivirus is sufficient, and they learn the hard way that a SharePoint-centric solution is needed. Trend Micro is a global leader in the space, and through this partnership, AvePoint will be able to deliver the most aggressive SharePoint malware protection on the market."

AvePoint SharePoint Antivirus product will leverage Trend Micro's best-of-breed technologies, including an antivirus engine built upon the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. Harnessing this pioneering technology, AvePoint's SharePoint Antivirus solution will deliver:


  • Real-time and scheduled scanning of all SharePoint content and architecture for malicious code, including viruses, worms, rootkits, and Trojan horses

  • Quarantine based outside of SQL with full review access via SharePoint's Central Administration interface allows for both secure platform protection and efficient resolution following the discovery of malicious content

  • Full integration into SharePoint Central Administration, providing for efficient and unified solution management across your entire Microsoft SharePoint farm

  • Automatic scan of all similar and versioned content upon identification of malware event, to verify integrity of all previous item versions

  • Fully customizable email notifications when quarantine-event occurs, for rapid review and response to potential threats

  • Incremental database scans, delivering highest level of business security while optimizing system resources


"Trend Micro is pleased to be working with AvePoint, a recognized leader in the Microsoft SharePoint market, to provide comprehensive antivirus protection for its customers," said John Maddison, senior vice president, Trend Micro. "We have always encouraged companies to consider solutions like this that have SharePoint-specific security capabilities rather than solely relying upon general server antivirus products that do not provide complete and adequate protection."

To learn more about AvePoint's SharePoint Antivirus solution, or download a free, fully-enabled trial of the product, please visit the AvePoint website

To learn about the rest of AvePoint's infrastructure management solutions for SharePoint, please visit the AvePoint website at www.AvePoint.com

To learn more about Trend Micro's array of network antivirus and content security software, please visit their website at www.TrendMicro.com

About AvePoint

AvePoint is proud to be a U.S. based technology company and software innovator. Since 2001, AvePoint has been a global leader in enterprise-strength infrastructure management solutions for all Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies. Propelled by one of the world's largest SharePoint-exclusive development teams outside of Microsoft, AvePoint's award-winning DocAve Software Platform delivers comprehensive and flexible infrastructure support for backup and recovery, replication, migration, administration, archiving, deployment management, and compliance.

AvePoint's pioneering technology pilots the products of OEM partners such as NetApp and IBM. With headquarters, research facilities, and engineering centers in Jersey City, NJ, and wholly owned engineering centers and sales offices in San Jose, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Houston, USA; London, UK; Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Singapore; and Changchun, Dalian, China, AvePoint serves over 5000 enterprise customers, including many Fortune-500 companies. Winner of the Best of Tech Ed award for "Best SharePoint Product" in 2008, AvePoint is a Managed Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and GSA Certified Provider.

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 latest 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 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.

AvePoint Media Contact:
Heather Aponte – Communications Manager
AvePoint
Tel: (201) 793-1111
Email: Heather.Aponte@avepoint.com

Trend Micro Media Contact:
Vivian Shic
Trend Micro
Tel: 925-323-9382
Email: Vivian_Shic@trendmicro.com

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