New and Enhanced: Trend Micro's Mobile Security Solution for the Android Platform

Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition protects Android smart phones and tablets-even if lost

OTTAWA, Sept. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Trend Micro, Inc. (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704) a global cloud security leader today announced the latest addition to Trend Micro's Mobile arsenal: Trend Micro™ Mobile Security Personal Edition, a solution designed to protect both Android smart phones and tablets.  This latest version includes a free app scanner, lost device protection and enhanced security to block threats while surfing the Web, calling or texting.

Trend Micro's threat researchers say new threats targeting Android devices have grown 800% since February 2011. In this version, which follows the recent release of Trend Micro's Enterprise solution, Trend Micro Mobile Security 7, a consumer's mobile devices will be better protected based on the new data that has been discovered over the last six months. New and enhanced features include:

  • New App Scanner: Designed to block infected apps from installing and stealing your personal information
  • New Lost Device Protection: From a personal online portal, you can locate a lost device, trigger an alarm, remotely lock it or even wipe it clean to protect your personal information.
  • Enhanced Surf, Call, and Text Security: Designed to block online threats like banking scams, blocks unwanted calls and text messages and designed to block inappropriate websites to protect your children.

"Mobile users need to be protected against malicious applications. To help protect as many people as possible and stifle criminal attempts to steal personal and financial information we are offering our anti-malware scanner for free," said Carol Carpenter, General Manager, Consumer Business at Trend Micro.

Trend Micro™ Lost Device Protection allows users to easily locate, wipe and lock Android mobile devices.

  • Locate: Find your mobile device anywhere at any time
  • Wipe: Delete all of the data stored on your lost mobile device
  • Lock: Stop anyone from using your lost mobile device
  • Scream: Sound a one-minute alarm by remote control

"With more then 200,000 devices currently protected with prior or Beta versions of this solution, we are confident in our ability to provide a range of ways to enable people to safely and securely live their digital lives," said Ms Carpenter.

Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition is available via the Android Market and major retail stores. While the app scanner is free, the premium services, including Lost Device Protection and Surf, Call, Text Security are available for USD$29.99 for a 1 year license.

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, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our 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, our products and services stop threats where they emerge - from the Internet. 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe support them.


SOURCE Trend Micro Canada

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