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.

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