Facebook Integrates Trend Micro Technology To Stop Malware

  • Offers cloud protection
  • Checks links on wall when you click on them
  • Protects both PCs and Macs

Facebook will support integration of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, which uses cloud technology, threat correlation, and a global network of threat intelligence sensors to stop malware and web threats before they reach the computer.  Facebook will utilize this technology to help block malicious links from their site.  

When a Facebook user, on a Mac, PC or mobile device, clicks on links that have been passed to them or posted on their friend’s wall, that link will automatically (and behind the scenes) be first analysed by Trend Micro’s Smart Protection Network which will perform a real-time analysis of that URL and the content of that link to determine whether it’s safe or not.  If that link is deemed unsafe, Trend Micro will warn the user that the link leads to malicious websites and malware sites. 

Now incorporated within Facebook’s database of external malicious URL intelligence providers, the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure delivers protection from the cloud, blocking threats in real-time while processing more than 70 billion URL, email, and file queries daily. Every day, Trend Micro blocks over 1.4 billion threats and processes more than 300 million new URLs.

Trend Micro and Facebook will also be teaming up to promote and provide security education which will inform of the latest threat developments through on-going contributions to Facebook’s Security page, e-guides, blog posts, quizzes, videos and more.

Additionally, Trend Micro is also offering Facebook PC users a free six-month trial of Trend Micro Titanium Security Essentials, and for Facebook Mac users a free trial of Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac. Titanium Security Essentials and Smart Surfing for Mac provide vital protection for users who want to surf the Web hassle free.  Initially this is available for users in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.  To sign up, join Trend Micro’s Fearless Web community on Facebook. “Like” Fearless Web to receive six months free of Trend Micro Titanium Security Essentials or Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac. This offer can also be accessed through Facebook’s security page.

Trend Micro Titanium Security Essentials

  • Uses cloud technology to proactively stop threats before they reach you
  • Utilizes less than half the disk space and memory of other security products
  • Intuitive interface is easy to install and use

Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac

  • Protects against phishing scams and other online threats
  • Prevents malicious downloads from websites
  • Allows you to manage your children’s online activities with parental controls
  • Free automatic updates

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