Trend Micro 'de-lags' SMB anti-virus

Server used to host security, freeing up client.

Trend Micro has released a new version of its 'Worry-Free' SMB security suite, putting the focus on a design it says will greatly improve the software's updating speed.

Worry-Free Business Security version 6.0 can 'buffer' up to 80 percent of the program's detection engine on a server, freeing up the client PCs from having to run burdensome routines, the company said. As with any anti-virus server setup, it can also buffer updates, feeding them to the PCs at a low moment in their daily use.

The performance issue was a headache for all PCs users, but was especially troublesome for under-resourced SMBs, said Trend Micro general manager, Steve Quane.

"If small businesses think increasing protection against threats means decreasing computer performance over time, they need to think again," he said. "Worry-Free Business Security, with features powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, keeps constantly updated, scans faster while minimizing impact to PCs, and requires no user interaction."

The new version also reduced the PC 'footprint' for the software and was better able to manage its demands on CPU time when it carried out scans.

Other features not directly related to performance include improved URL filtering, monitoring of USB-borne ports for imported threats, and 'smart feedback' system whereby malware encountered is rapidly analysed by Trend Micro staff, the company said.

The software comes in two versions, Standard and Advanced; the basic version runs client-side and server-based protection, while the Advanced, aimed at larger SMBs, extends this to cover Microsoft Exchange messaging servers and adds the hosted InterScan Messaging option.

The Standard version software will be made available for download on 29 May, with pricing of US$32.36 per user, per annum, assuming licenses of between 51-250 users.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection

Tags smbanti-virus softwaretrend micro

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

John E. Dunn

Techworld
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Matthew Stivala

HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer

The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?