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Trend Micro launches anti-spyware trio

Introduces anti-spyware update in three editions that use technology picked up in acquisition of InterMute.

Antivirus maker Trend Micro plans to launch on Monday a trio of anti-spyware products that use technology picked up in its May acquisition of InterMute. The version 3.0 update of Trend Micro Anti-Spyware comes in three editions, aimed at home users, smaller companies and enterprises respectively. All are designed to work alongside antivirus and security software from other providers, the Tokyo-based company said.

Trend Micro Anti-Spyware 3.0 for consumers will deliver faster definition updates, the company said. Available now online, it costs $29.95 and will be introduced at retailers in North America first, beginning next month. Anti-Spyware for Small and Medium Businesses 3.0 can be managed centrally using a Web-based dashboard. It goes on sale this month. Anti-Spyware Enterprise Edition 3.0 is nonintegrated, Trend Micro said, meaning corporations do not have to replace their existing antivirus software. It is expected to launch in August.