Trend Micro Offers Mobile Security For Android

  • Wipe device remotely
  • Blocks infected apps
  • Anti-malware component free

Trend Micro says it has developed a solution designed to protect both Android smartphones and tablets that includes a free app scanner, lost device protection and enhanced security to block threats while surfing the Web, and receiving calls or text messages.

Google estimates that there are currently 100 million active Android-based mobile devices in use already, and the market is expanding at the rate of 400,000 additional devices per day.

Trend Micro says it saw a drastic 1400 percent increase in Android-based malware in the first half of 2011. With this release, a consumer’s mobile device will now be better protected. Protection includes:

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

In an effort to protect as many mobile device users as possible Trend Micro is making the anti-malware component of the solution free, while other features are based on a subscription model.

Alongside the free app scanner, users can subscribe to a secure Web-based portal that enables them to remotely find a lost device on a Google map and set off an alarm, even if the device is set to silent. If the device can’t be found it can be locked from the portal and if all else fails the user can wipe the contents by triggering a factory reset. As a safeguard, if the SIM card is removed the device is also automatically locked. The Web-based portal provides an easy user experience for those who may be in a state of panic over the whereabouts of their device.

RRP
$29.95 for 1 year
$49.95 for 2 years



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