Stay secure at home and away

Trend Micro is looking ahead this week with the launch of its latest consumer security release, Internet Security Suite 2007.

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By  Matthew Wade Published  October 15, 2006

Trend Micro is looking ahead this week with the launch of its latest consumer security release, Internet Security Suite 2007. This comprehensive release combines Trend Micro’s ‘PC-Cillin’ anti-virus (AV) engine and anti-malware protection along with a host of new features to address the issues of rootkits, spyware, phishing, spam, hackers, viruses, WiFi attacks, smart phone threats and the growing number of identity-theft threats. Internet Security’s ‘family license’ subscription includes TrendSecure, Trend Micro’s new online security service, which the firm claims will provide security not only for consumers that connect at home, but also when on the go. This TrendSecure component also features Remote File Lock, which allows users to get online to remotely lock down their private/financial files in the event their laptop is lost or stolen, and Transaction Guard, which employs a secret keyboard to protect users’ online transactions conducted at internet cafes or public WiFi hotspots (where keyloggers can potentially steal passwords and other private information). “We are excited to offer this hybrid software and web-based service release because increasingly mobile consumers and computer-connected families want to e-mail, shop, share pictures, bank, browse and instant message with confidence, safe from malicious attacks and time-consuming interruptions,” said Lane Bess, global general manager, consumer products and services, Trend Micro. “Trend Micro Internet Security comprehensively safeguards your laptop and other computers, your files, your transactions, and your identity. The new TrendSecure online suite of additional security services provides information and tools that extend digital security beyond your home-connected computer,” Bess added. The engine within this new release takes full advantage of the technology obtained through last year’s Trend Micro acquisition of anti-spyware leader, InterMute, in the form of innovations such as Venus Spy Trap behavioural monitoring and a uniquely innovative Rootkit Common Module that specifically blocks rootkits, a new type of deep-hiding invader. With this mobility-aware release, Trend Micro’s latest launch is in line with the growing popularity of consumer laptops, as according to IDC shipments of these products have more than doubled in the last five years (from 26.4 million in 2000 to 65.3 million in 2005). Trend Micro’s Internet Security Suite 2007 costs US $50 for a three-user ‘family’ license. On the ISP, education and large corporate network front, Trend Micro last week announced what it claims is the “next milestone in content security innovation”, with the release of InterCloud Security Service. The firm claims this is the industry’s most advanced solution for identifying botnet activity and offering customers the ability to quarantine and optionally clean bot-infected PCs.

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