Trend Micro to Acquire Provilla for Global Data Leak Prevention

    Trend Micro will augment content-security solutions with the addition of
    innovative data leak prevention experts, technology and products

    TOKYO and CUPERTINO, Calif., Oct. 25 /CNW/ -- Trend Micro Incorporated
(TSE: 4704), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security
software and services, announced today a definitive agreement to acquire
Provilla, Inc., a leading provider of fingerprint-based intelligent endpoint
solutions for data leak prevention (DLP) in organizations. Under the
agreement, Provilla will operate as a subsidiary of Trend Micro's U.S.
affiliate. Provilla's data leak prevention experts as well as technology and
products will enhance the Trend Micro portfolio of easily deployed and managed
multi-layered content-security solutions for business customers.
    Organizations of all sizes are vulnerable to data leaks that expose them
to security, intellectual property, monetary, privacy and compliance threats.
On-the-move workers, equipped with unsecured, unprotected mobile computers,
may inadvertently or intentionally expose confidential company information via
wireless networks. With an ever increasing array of USB-based devices, all
corporate desktops are now also at risk. An organization's time, money, and
reputation are at risk when such a data leak occurs, with security
professionals urgently attempting to recover sensitive data and mend the leak.
    Enterprise security professionals are in constant battle: Even when old
leaks are controlled, new data leaks frequently occur through a plethora of
other endpoints. Provilla technology intelligently controls leaks at multiple
endpoints. The technology also lets organizations know the exact locations of
sensitive data for active and effective control. Provilla products also
educate and sensitize end users to corporate policies and regulatory
    "Trend Micro is focused on providing customers with the most useful,
intelligent, centrally-controlled content-security solutions to address the
latest unpredictable, malicious threats entering or leaving organizations, and
that includes intentional or inadvertent data leaks," said Eva Chen, CEO and
co-founder of Trend Micro. "Solving this growing problem will require broader
and deeper insight into the multiple endpoint data leak vulnerabilities and
the use of intelligent solutions that can identify sensitive data and prevent
its misuse through endpoint devices and channels. The acquisition of Provilla
strengthens our ability to execute on our content-security strategy, with
technology and products complementing our own."
    "As demand for DLP solutions has ramped quickly, we have been able to
meet the need with a steady stream of innovative products and advancements
primarily because of a stellar group of Provilla technologists," said Shu
Huang, chief technical officer, Provilla. "Our people are excited by the
opportunity to join forces with the Trend Micro team, which is known for a
commitment to technical innovation and to customers globally that starts at
the top and permeates the ranks. We see this as an opportunity to build a
complete data leak prevention product suite that fits with Trend Micro's
philosophy of central security management." Trend Micro will continue to offer
Provilla's stand-alone products for the near term as well as gradually
integrate Provilla's capabilities into its own enterprise, small and medium
business solutions. Provilla products are deployed in North America, China,
Taiwan, Europe and Japan.

    Teleconference for Media Outlets, Analysts

    To hear further information regarding this announcement, Trend Micro is
holding a telephone conference today, 25 October, at 8:30 am PDT / 11:30 am
EDT / 4:30 pm GMT / 5:30 pm CEST.
    Those wishing to attend can get more information/dial-instructions at:
    For those unable to join the call, please contact Trend Micro PR at
408-863-6583 directly to obtain further information.

    About Trend Micro Incorporated

    Trend Micro Incorporated is a pioneer in secure content and threat
management. Founded in 1988, Trend Micro provides individuals and
organizations of all sizes with award-winning security software, hardware and
services. With headquarters in Tokyo and operations in more than 30 countries,
Trend Micro solutions are sold through corporate and value-added resellers and
service providers worldwide. For additional information and evaluation copies
of Trend Micro products and services, visit our Web site at

    About Provilla, Inc.

    Provilla, Inc. is a leading provider of ultra-accurate, intelligent
endpoint solutions for enterprise data leak prevention (DLP). Providing the
broadest coverage and highest accuracy and performance in the industry,
Provilla's flagship LeakProof product suite combines patented DataDNA
fingerprinting technology with intelligent agents to help enterprises protect
their intellectual property and confidential information and maintain
regulatory compliance. Privately owned and with headquarters in Silicon
Valley, Provilla offers the only solution that stops leaks of any data, any
time, anywhere. DataDNA(TM), RapidScan(TM), and LeakProof(TM) are trademarks
of Provilla, Inc. All other products and services mentioned herein are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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For further information: Michael Sweeny, +1-408-863-6384,, or Andrea Mueller, +1-408-863-6583,, both of Trend Micro Incorporated; Web Site:

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