Trend Micro Incorporated has extended its previous agreement with Microsoft Corp. to the successor to MSN Hotmail, Windows Live Hotmail. Trend Micro will continue providing real-time antivirus scanning and cleaning protection to approximately 280-million active Windows Live Hotmail and MSN Hotmail email accounts.
Through the one-year agreement, Trend Micro provides users of Windows Live Hotmail with scanning and detection services that provide automatic protection every time email attachments are sent and received.
Antivirus technology and services from Trend Micro help protect email messages and attachments in Windows Live Hotmail by scanning in real-time for viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malicious threats.
“We are pleased to renew and extend our relationship, a testament to the quality of our security technology and services, and the responsive collaborative business approach we take together,” said Punit Minocha, vice president, business development, Trend Micro. “As Internet threats remain a top concern among consumers worldwide, Microsoft can rely on Trend Micro—with our proven track record in delivering a scalable antivirus engine and rapid-response service—to continue safeguarding e-mail for the hundreds of millions Windows Live Hotmail customers worldwide.”