Trend Micro Advances Security for Smartphones and Other Data-Centric Devices


New Version of the award-winning Trend Micro Mobile Security stops malware and helps prevent unwanted intrusions and data leakage through new Firewall and Intrusion Detection technology

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 13 -- Trend Micro, Incorporated , a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced the addition of new security features within the award-winning Trend Micro(TM) Mobile Security. Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 adds protection against hackers and intrusions while improving on the previously available mobile malicious code protection for mobile malware and SMS spam.

IDC(1) expects converged mobile device shipments to reach nearly 100 million units in 2006 and the number of threats to these sorts of devices is increasing. These threats to date have been proof-of-concept attacks that are limited by weak propagation methods capabilities and a modest target device population. Given the growth in smartphone penetration and the increasing availability of WiFi networks coupled with faster download capabilities, the possibility of a more serious threat is increasing.

Trend Micro continues to focus and improve on delivering solutions that prevent would-be attackers getting inside the device and causing damage or disruption -- whether through malicious code or hacking attempts. Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 helps "on the go" consumers and professionals protect themselves from malicious attackers attempting to acquire sensitive information by surreptitious means.

"Faster download speeds in data-centric devices deliver cool new applications, web access and push email -- all of which aid the 'on the go' lifestyle of many people using devices such as smartphones," commented Raimund Genes, general manager of Trend Micro Incubation segment. "However, the expanding popularity of smartphones is likely to attract a growing malicious attackers looking to make a fraudulent profit. While the threats we have so far identified have been limited in their abilities, Trend Micro is committed to improving our technology to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 delivers on that commitment."

Trend Micro Mobile Security most recently was awarded a Gold Star Mobile Star Award(TM) for Security, from MobileVillage®, the 14-year leader in market development and news services about mobile technology.

The fifth annual Mobile Star Awards honored and promoted the best companies, products, deployments, and leaders in mobile and wireless technology. Winners were chosen by subscribers to Go Mobile®, MobileVillage's free online newsletter sent to technology executives, mobile professionals, IT managers, developers, and top tech journalists.

Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 is designed for maximum ease-of-use, providing users a simple interface intended to provide maximum security with minimal impact on the user and device. The new firewall and intrusion detection capabilities help block malicious attacks by offering protection that can be set to low, medium or high level with the added flexibility of blocking specific IP addresses and ports.

Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 supports a variety of devices running a various operating systems. Supported operating systems include Windows Mobile 5.0 (Smartphone & PocketPC) and Symbian OS 9.1/S60 3rd Edition.

Pricing and Availability

Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 for Windows Mobile 5.0 (PocketPC and Smartphone) is available immediately with pricing beginning at $34.95 per device. Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 for Symbian/S60 3rd Edition will be available in 2007. For more information and a complete list of supported devices, visit www.trendmicro.com/mobilesecurity.

About Trend Micro Incorporated

Trend Micro Incorporated is a pioneer in secure content and threat management. Founded in 1988, Trend Micro provides individuals and organizations of all sizes with award-winning security software, hardware and services. With headquarters in Tokyo and operations in more than 30 countries, Trend Micro solutions are sold through corporate and value-added resellers and service providers worldwide. For additional information and evaluation copies of Trend Micro products and services, visit our Web site at www.trendmicro.com .

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(1) IDC Press Release, Shipments of Converged Mobile Devices Hit New Record High in Second Quarter of 2006, #prUS20350406, Sep 12, 2006.

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