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PH is hub of technology giant

One of the world’s largest anti-virus companies that protect Internet users from fraud and other online threats has its global headquarters for research and technical support in the Philippines.

Trend Micro Inc., a global cloud security company, develops Internet content security and threat management solutions from TrendLabs headquarters in Ortigas in the Philippines.  Trend Micro, which was established by Taiwanese entrepreneurs in 1988, has its global office in Tokyo.

“We have about 10 labs all over the world but the main lab is in the Philippines.  This is the lab that can perform end-to-end solutions from sourcing, analysis to solutions,†Paul Oliveria, security focus lead in the coretech marketing team in TrendLabs, says during the launching of Trend Micro Titanium 2013 edition.

The Titanium 2013 edition, developed from TrendLabs, was designed to protect Internet users from cyber threats.

Oliveria says TrendLabs in Ortigas employs Filipino experts who perform crucial role in making the Internet safer for consumers.   “TrendLabs is very important.  It is the nerve center of Trend Micro,†he says.

TrendLabs employs cloud security and anti-malware experts as well as support engineers who provide continuous coverage to Trend Micro customers worldwide.

“We have competitors that are also here in the Philippines, with sales and small research labs, but not as big as TrendLabs,†says Oliveria.  “It is the biggest anti-virus research and development center in the Philippines.â€

He says TrendLabs occupies five floors of the Rockwell Business Center in Ortigas. TrendLabs serves as Trend Micro’s research, development and support center with 1,200 employees performing different functions of research and development, corporate support and information systems and business applications.

“We have 1,200 employees, about a quarter of the entire MicroTrend population.  The number of employees grew from just about 14 in 1998 where Trend Micro was established in the Philippines,†he says.

He says Trend Micro chose to build its TrendLabs’ headquarters in Ortigas because of the country’s huge pool of IT experts and large number of English-language speakers.  From 14 pioneers in 1998, the number grew to 330 employees in 2003 and now to 1,200. RTD

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