Palo Alto, CA – Feb. 29, 2008 – Identum, a developer of email encryption technology and the world’s first fourth generation cryptography system, has announced its acquisition by Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security. Identum will operate under a new name, Trend Micro (Bristol) Ltd., and will integrate its encryption technology into Trend Micro’s existing solutions. The goal of the acquisition, according to Trend Micro CEO and Co-Founder, Eva Chen, is to create a safer, more secure Internet experience for the company’s global customers. Trend Micro will continue to keep existing Identum products available under the Trend Micro (Bristol) name.
“Our team of cryptography experts is excited at the opportunity to join Trend Micro, a company lauded for its innovative security solutions.” – Andy Dancer, CTO, Identum
Woodside Capital Partners served as the exclusive financial advisor to Identum in this transaction.
Email now plays a vitally important part in our business and personal lives and the need for protecting privacy becomes imperative. Identum is the first company in the UK to focus on solutions to provide email privacy. Identum’s Private Post consumer email encryption software brings email encryption to the mass market. For more information, go to www.identum.com.
About Trend Micro, Inc.
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Its flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro’s trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide.
About Woodside Capital Partners
Woodside Capital Partners is a global, independent investment bank that delivers world-class strategic and financial advice to emerging growth companies in the technology and life sciences sectors. With a strong track record in M&A, strategic partnerships and private placements, Woodside Capital Partners has been providing worldwide investment banking services since 2001, with leading domain experience in software, Internet services, electronic communications and materials, and healthcare. Woodside Capital Partners is headquartered in Silicon Valley, with an office in London. Securities offered through Woodside Capital Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, please visit www.woodsidecap.com.