Trend Micro Kicks Off Its First Annual Canadian Partner Awards

    Trend Micro, establishing itself within Canada's security market,
    recognizes its top partners during Ottawa awards ceremony.

<p><span class="xn-location">OTTAWA</span>, <span class="xn-chron">April 27</span> /CNW/ -- Trend Micro, in an awards ceremony last night, honored its top Canadian partners for 2009. Recipients of Trend Micro's first annual Canadian Partner Awards were selected according to revenue generated and strategic contributions that have helped further Trend Micro's presence within the Canadian security market. The 2009 award recipients were:</p>

    Top Reseller in Canada: AccueTrust Security Inc.
    Top National Channel Partner in Canada: Softchoice Corporation
    Top Distributor in Canada: Interwork Technologies Inc.

<p>In addition, Trend Micro has also honoured VMware with a Top Technology Alliance Partner award in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> award.</p>
<p>"These innovative partners have been key in Trend Micro's success within the Canadian market," said <span class="xn-person">Ian Gordon</span>, director of marketing and channels for Trend Micro <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. "It's our honour to have them as partners and our hope that these mutually rewarding relationships extend into the years to come."</p>
<p>"Security is integral to our customers' success as they continue on the journey to cloud computing," said <span class="xn-person">Grant Aitken</span>, Area Vice President, VMware <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>. "We are encouraged by the achievements of our common partners, and see great synergies as we continue to help our customers establish fully virtualized and secure data centre and cloud environments."</p>
<p>Trend Micro's commitment to the channel is evident through the tools, solutions and services the company has specifically tailored to ensure its channel partners achieve revenue and sales goals. In 2008, the company introduced the Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM), a next-generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web, email, and file threats. In 2009, Trend Micro launched a new SaaS for the Channel program to help educate, incent and enable Trend Micro channel solution partners to sell hosted products.</p>
<p>Setting its sights on the cloud, Trend Micro has been creating new technologies that deliver protection from and for the Internet cloud. The company is extending that protection across physical, virtualized and cloud-computing environments. Most recently, a division was created within the company to focus solely on cloud computing.</p>

    About Trend Micro:
<p>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 <a href=""></a> 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(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) infrastructure, a next-generation cloud-client innovation that combines sophisticated cloud-based reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabs(SM) researchers to deliver real-time protection from emerging threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in <span class="xn-location">Tokyo</span>, Trend Micro's trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit <a href=""></a>.</p>


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