CUPERTINO, Calif., /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro laid out today its long-term vision for bringing "SaaS that Fits" security solutions to small and medium businesses, enterprises, and xSPs.

As part of its strategy, Trend Micro will be increasing infrastructure investments in and further developing its historically-successful SaaS portfolio into three platforms - hosted for SMBs, hybrid for Enterprises, and service provider platforms, each of which will provide the delivery structure for both current and future Trend Micro SaaS Security solutions.

Overall, the future of SaaS Security appears bright. Infonetics Research recorded growth of 70 percent in 2009 and IDC, in their Worldwide Security as a Service 2009-13 Forecast, predicts a market of $2B this year. Within the last 5 years, Trend Micro has branched out from its software-provider roots by investing heavily into the creation of a SaaS infrastructure that delivers high-availability SaaS applications for over 100,000 SaaS customers spanning various markets and countries. As customers become more comfortable with SaaS security, this number is expected to grow dramatically.

Taking into account this growing SaaS customer base, and an increasingly complex threat environment, Trend Micro has designed its SaaS infrastructure that has the mission-critical fortitude to hold data centers that stretch across the globe, process millions of customer queries, and handle an exponentially growing number of threats per day.

"For years, we've tailored SaaS solutions to the needs of the channel and customers in two business segments - hosted solutions for small to medium businesses and cloud solutions for xSPs," said John Maddison, senior vice president of SaaS, and general manager of the xSP business, Trend Micro. "Now, we're gaining traction within the enterprise market and expanding our SaaS models to include hybrid solutions. We're committed to growing our investment and expertise within SaaS security, hitting new markets with new solutions that meet the management, control and privacy needs of businesses and service providers all over the world."

Hosted security is ideal for small business and medium-sized companies with limited IT staff resources. Trend Micro provides a complete, channel-friendly portfolio of hosted endpoint and hosted email security products. In addition, channel partners may now use Trend Micro Worry-Free Remote Manager to securely monitor and manage multiple Trend Micro Worry-Free and Hosted Security clients across distributed locations.

Trend Micro™ Worry-Free™ Business Security Services for small offices protects multiple PCs and notebooks located in or out of the office from viruses and other threats. With single-install security, customers can centrally manage security from anywhere without adding a server or installing server software. Trend Micro hosts and updates the service for you so customers may easily manage and review security from anywhere.