Trend Micro is a computer company that develops software and services to protect against computer viruses, malware, spam, and Web-based threats. It is headquartered in Tokyo. Trend Micro was founded in 1988 in Californa by Steve Change, who served as Trend Micro's CEO until 2004. In 2004 Chang passed leadership to co-founder Eva Chen, who had served as CTO since 1996.
In addition to its corporate product range, Trend Micro is known for producing the PC-cillin family of desktop internet security software, and is the creator of the free online browser-based malware scanner, HouseCall. They have a global security threat research and response center, called TrendLabs, operating across 7 centers worldwide. Trend Micro has over 3000 employees in over 30 countries, see Trend Micro Website - corporate informtion page. In 2008, Trend Micro ranked 33rd on the list of largest software companies in the world, see Software Top 100: "The World's Largest Software Companies" The company is on the US Federal Buying Schedule 70 through resellers Softchoice, ASAP, and Synnex.
It is also known to be the first company to create web protection for video game consoles.