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May 19, 2009
When Trend Micro announced its Worry-Free Business Security 6.0 upgrade earlier today, some managed services news was tucked away within the announcement. In fact, VARs and managed service providers (MSPs) can also leverage a free remote management tool from Trend Micro. Here are some quick perspectives.
Trend Micro positions the Worry-Free brand for small businesses that have little or no internal IT support. The on-premise Worry Free software works hand-in-hand with Trend’s security cloud — branded as the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network. Overall, Trend Micro says, the system is designed to block viruses, spyware, spam and Web threats before they reach business networks.
Now for the managed services twist: Trend Micro also is offering partners a free managed services tool called Worry-Free Remote Manager, notes Dan Woodward, director of SMB product marketing at Trend Micro. The Remote Manager tool is designed to help MSPs and VARs remotely manage multiple customers and multiple SMB products and hosted products.
Worry-Free Business Security 6.0 is expected to be available for download by channel partners and customers on May 29.
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