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Trend Micro Ships InterScan AppletTrap 1.2

Antivirus software maker Trend Micro Inc. (TMIC) Monday began shipping InterScan AppletTrap 1.2, its enterprise Java security software.

The application is available for both the Windows NT and Solaris platforms. It can be managed through its own Web-based management console and through the Trend Virus Control System, Trend Micro's Web-based management console. TVCS enables companies to configure, monitor and maintain server-based antivirus programs on multiple platforms from a single point.

AppletTrap is designed to stop malicious Java applets and Java scripts at the Internet gateway to prevent end users from unknowingly downloading such applications that can steal, delete, or modify information. These downloads can compromise corporate security or hinder network performance by needlessly consuming bandwidth.

AppletTrap has three layers of protection: certificate analysis and verification, known malicious code filtering, and client-based code behavior analysis. It can be configured to block all ActiveX code from entering the Internet gateway. AppletTrap also blocks malicious JavaScript based on a list of URLs known to harbor malicious Java script.

AppletTrap can be installed at the Web proxy server level, but applets are analyzed at the desktop. This minimizes server performance costs, as no software is installed on the desktop. All policy instructions, however, are managed from the server.

A detailed list of AppletTrap 1.2's features can be found on Trend Micro's Web site.

AppletTrap 1.2 is available through Trend Micro's value-added reseller network. U.S. pricing for InterScan AppletTrap is on a per-seat/volume basis, and starts at a suggested retail price of $600 for 25 users. A 30-day evaluation copy can be downloaded from Trend Micro's Web site.