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Looking to enhance its security offerings for small and medium-size businesses,
Dell has expanded its relationship with Internet content security provider
Trend Micro. The deal is designed to bring SMBs safer and simpler data
protection, Dell said.

"According to the FBI, cybercriminals steal millions from small and
midsize companies," said Carol Carpenter, general manager of Trend Micro
Consumer and Small Business, in a statement. "Small businesses and
emerging entrepreneurs are targeted more often than enterprises as they
typically have limited IT resources to manage security threats. Trend Micro
Worry-Free Business Security Services lets business owners focus on growing
their business without worrying about IT by protecting their customer data while
keeping the maintenance cost low."

Dell and Trend Micro have created a customized user interface to simplify
the endpoint security management process for business owners and IT
administrators. Dell said the solution offers the following benefits:

  • Centralized Web-based
    management console: IT administrators and business owners have anywhere,
    anytime Web access to view and manage their security.
  • Low impact to system
    performance: Trend antivirus and threat scans are processed in the Smart
    Protection Network with little impact to system performance.
  • Minimal management: Preconfigured
    security parameters make it easy for businesses with little to no IT
    management. Trend Micro does the rest by continuously updating against Web
    threats when systems connect to the Internet.
  • Global neighborhood watch
    threat detection: Threat sensors around the world identify new Web threats
    wherever they emerge to constantly block dangerous Websites, viruses and
    other threats.

Dell’s expanded relationship with Trend Micro follows Dell’s announcement in
July to expand the company’s security solutions portfolio and provide small and
medium-size businesses with best-of-breed security technologies.