May 16, 2005
Computer Viruses
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Jack Horgan - Contributing Editor

by Jack Horgan - Contributing Editor
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In 2004 Japan accounted for 41% of total revenue, North America 19%, Europe 27%, Asia Pacific 10 and Latin America 3%. Trend Micro products are sold through corporate and value-added resellers and managed service providers.

In December 2004 Trend Micro, announced an agreement with MSN to provide antivirus scanning and cleaning protection for the MSN Hotmail Web-based service's 187 million email accounts.

On May 10, 2005 Trend Micro agreed to acquire InterMute Inc., a developer of anti-spyware products, for $15 million.

Founded in 1988, F-Secure Corporation has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since 1999. The firm is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, and has offices in USA, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Japan. F-Secure is supported by a global ecosystem of service partners, value added resellers and distributors in over 50 countries. F-Secure protection is also available through mobile handset manufacturers such as Nokia and as a service through major Internet Service Providers, such as Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Charter Communications. Focused partners offer security as a service for those companies that do not wish to build security expertise in-house.

For home users and small offices without dedicated IT-staff, F-Secure offers Anti-Virus 2005 and Internet Security 2005 provide maintenance-free, easy-to-use protection against viruses and hackers. F-Secure Anti-Virus 2005 (53�) protects a computer against viruses and worms, detects and removes spyware from a computer and does e-mail scanning. F-Secure Internet Security (65� ) also provides parental controls, anti-spam filter and anti-dialer. F-Secure also offers virus protection and intrusion protection as a service for a monthly subscription.

For small to medium size business F-Secure offers Anti-Virus Small Business Suite containing modules for antivirus and desktop firewall for workstations, antivirus for file servers, antivirus for e-mail servers and central policy management. The modules are available for Windows, Linux and Citrix servers.

For larger businesses and corporations F-Secure offers Anti-Virus Enterprise Suite covering everything running in a corporate environment: workstations and laptops, file servers, MS Exchange mail servers, Citrix MetaFrame and gateways. Covering both Windows and Linux computers this centrally managed solution eliminates the cost of a multi-vendor security solution. F-Secure Anti-Virus Enterprise Suite offers centrally-managed protection of all business components to ensure the security of every critical aspect of a corporation.

In 2004 annual revenues were 47.3 million euros, representing 21% growth. Corporate business increased by 25% to 28.1 million euros, service provider business increased 137% to 8.5 million euros and the consumer business increased by 335% to 4.1 million euros. The company had 306 employees at the end of 2004.

Over the last five years F-Secure has transitioned from a company with nearly equally product revenue from antivirus/intrusion protection and encryption segments to one where antivirus/intrusion protection dominates.

On a geographic basis F-Secure has seen European revenues increase significantly while Scandinavian and Asian revenue grew modestly and North American revenues declined

At the end of 2004 Nokia shipped the first phone models to be equipped with F-Secure security solution by default. The firm also launched the first commercially available mobile antivirus solution with a mobile operator, Finnish Elisa. Early in 2005 they launched a similar partnership with Swisscom aimed at protecting Microsoft PocketPC users.

The security vendors described above identified Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) as a major competitor. Computer Associates, an Independent Software Vendor, is a larger firm with a much broader product portfolio spanning
Unicenter for Infrastructure Management

BrightStor for Storage Management

AllFusion for Application Life Cycle Management

Advantage for Data Management and Application Development

CleverPath for Portal and Business Intelligence and

eTrust for Security Management
eTrust is the relevant product for this commentary addressing
Identity and Access Management

Threat Management and

Security Information Management
CA's overall financial data is presented in the table below.

Unfortunately CA does not break out revenue by product segment.

If one considers the broad topic of network security there are other classes of vendors which time and space does not permit us to cover this week. For example Cisco is a leader in networking for the Internet. The firm offers products in the area of routing, switching, home networking, IP Telephony, optical networking, storage area networking and wireless technology. More to the point Cisco offers numerous network security technologies within its family of routers and switches, in standalone security appliances, and as host-based software agents with central management and analysis. Other examples would be Juniper Networks and Check Point Software.

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