Trend Micro Incorporated is a global leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. Founded in 1988 by Steve Chang, the company led the migration of virus protection from the desktop to the network server and the Internet gateway, gaining a reputation for vision and technological innovation along the way. Trend Micro focuses on outbreak prevention and providing customers with a comprehensive approach to managing the outbreak lifecycle and the impact of network worms and virus threats to productivity and information through initiatives such as Trend Micro Enterprise Protection Strategy. Trend Micro has earned a reputation for turning great ideas into cutting-edge technology. In recognition of the antivirus company’s strategy and vision, the Gartner Group has hailed Trend Micro as a visionary malicious code management supplier for four consecutive years. Citing its flexible and efficient transnational management model, BusinessWeek acknowledged Trend Micro as one of “a new breed of high-tech companies that are defying conventional wisdom.” In just over a decade, Trend Micro, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has grown into a transnational organization with over 2000 employees, and is represented in over 30 countries. Trend Micro’s revenue in 2003 surpassed previous years, reaching 48.09 billion Yen (US$454 million at an exchange rate of JPY106/USD). The company’s stock is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4704). In addition, the company’s American Depository Receipts are traded on the NASDAQ (TMIC).