Trend Micro Pioneers Social Networking Protection for Consumers

Launches new Trend Micro™ Titanium™ 2013 family of products for PC and Mac

OTTAWA, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW/ - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704) (TSE:4704), a global leader in cloud security has released Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Internet Security 2013, a new security software suite that delivers a heightened level of data protection for desktops, notebooks, handsets and tablets to users of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, MySpace and Pinterest and other social networking sites on PC, Mac and Android operating platforms.

Trend Micro protects you and your family's devices, important files and data, through a new state of the art family of products which includes: Titanium™ Antivirus+, Titanium™ Internet Security, Titanium™ Maximum Security, Titanium™ Premium Security and Titanium™ Internet Security for Mac.

Social Networking Security

"Canadian consumers live a large part of their lives on line - checking email, surfing the Web and engaging with family and friends through social networking, " says Ian Gordon, Director of Marketing and Channel for Trend Micro Canada.  "Security companies must make it simple, and straightforward for consumers to keep their devices, data and information safe. Trend Micro is the first to offer powerful and easy to use social networking security to our customers—no matter what platform they chose to use."

In Trend Micro's annual consumer security survey, 20% of consumers reported that while on a social networking site, they clicked a link that posted things to their wall that they didn't want shared, and 18% reported clicking on a link that resulted in computer problems.

Titanium Internet Security not only identifies potentially malicious links, the product also lets the consumer share this information with others, so users can help keep family and friends safe online too.

The security survey also found that while 65% of respondents were concerned about someone accessing their personal information on social networking sites without their knowledge, 35% infrequently or never check their privacy setting, and nearly half don't change their privacy settings more frequently than every six months.   It was also found that most respondents  (more than 60%) share information on social networking sites that could lead to security breaches, like their birth date, hometown, pet names and more.

Titanium's new Facebook Privacy Scanner for Windows provides an extra layer of protection for personal information that is the only one of its kind in the industry.  With a single click, users can easily monitor their Facebook page settings and control access to personal and private information.  Titanium Internet Security products identify which settings may lead to privacy concerns, making it easy for consumers to stay on top of settings as they change.

Trend Micro Redefines Entry-level Security

With this new suite of products, Trend Micro offers more than just the standard antivirus and spyware protection.  Trend Micro's new entry-level solution, Titanium Antivirus + goes further to protect consumers where they really need to be protected.  With Titanium Antivirus + consumers will enjoy protection on WiFi hotspots, antispam blocking, and search engine result ratings that will help them to decide if a website is safe to visit.

Beyond Entry-level - Titanium Internet Security, Maximum and Premium

Trend Micro has also created Titanium Internet Security to help make smart choices for their children, balancing the freedom to explore the Internet, while providing the ability to control and monitor kids' online access and content.

For those consumers on multiple devices that want to not only protect their important data, but want to strengthen their passwords, secure their photos and memories, and stay safe while on social networking sites - Titanium Maximum Security is a perfect all-in-one security solution. Titanium Maximum Security customers receive three licenses that can be used on multiple devices including Macs, PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones. Titanium Maximum Security users will also enjoy 5GB of SafeSync secure online storage with mobile access. For those with more devices and data, Trend Micro offers Titanium Premium Security that allows for two additional licenses for a total of five devices protected, and 25 GB of SafeSync secure online storage.

Windows 8 Optimization

In preparation for the Microsoft® Windows® 8 launch, Trend Micro Titanium will ship Windows 8 Compatible. Whether or not they are using the new Windows 8 operating system, or an older version of Windows, users will enjoy the same vigilant protection and easy-to-use Trend Micro Titanium solutions.

#1 in Mac security

With this year's release within the Titanium family, SmartSurfing has evolved into Titanium Internet Security for Mac.  Internet Security for Mac provides Mac users with comprehensive security, including protection against spam, viruses, malware, parental controls and protection on social networking sites.  Trend Micro is extending its reputation as #1 in Mac security.

Pricing and Availability

Trend Micro's range of Titanium products are now available in Canada.  Titanium Antivirus + starts at $39.95 for 1 PC, Titanium Internet Security for Mac is $49.95 for 1 Mac, Internet Security is $79.95 for 3 PCs, Maximum Security is $89.95 for 3 devices and Premium Security is $99.95 for 5 devices.

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704) (TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers.  A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, Trend Micro delivers top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud computing security infrastructure, Trend Micro's products and services stop threats where they emerge - from the Internet, and are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

SOURCE: Trend Micro Canada

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