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Trend Micro Snatches Hotmail Account From McAfee


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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:30 PM

Beats out competitor for right to scan 187 million MSN Hotmail accounts for viruses.Paul Roberts, IDG News Service Monday, December 20, 2004 Beating out McAfee, Trend Micro has landed a deal with Microsoft's MSN Hotmail service to do antivirus scanning for 187 million e-mail accounts. Under the agreement, announced Monday, Trend's antivirus technology will scan inbound and outbound e-mail attachments for viruses, worms, and Trojan horse programs. McAfee had provided antivirus scanning for MSN customers at least since 2000, when the company announced a two-year agreement with Microsoft to protect Hotmail e-mail accounts. Trend has long been the number three antivirus software provider, behind Symantec and McAfee. The company's products accounted for 14.2 percent of the worldwide revenue generated by antivirus software sales in 2003, according to research firm IDC. McAfee was unable to respond to requests for comment in time for this story....
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