Trend Micro debuts Mobile Security 7
Software is designed to provide enterprise security for mobile consumer devices as well as corporate environments
Cloud security provider, Trend Micro has launched its Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 for enterprises/businesses, which is designed to provide data protection not just for traditional PCs, but also to secure data on a wide range of consumer-grade mobile devices, such as Android devices, iPhones and iPads.
Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 is also designed to reduce the operational costs of managing employee-owned mobile devices.
"The consumerisation of IT carries with it a unique blend of strategic and operational challenges. The lack of a planned approach to consumerisation creates security risk, financial exposure and a management nightmare for IT. Despite these risks, it represents a great opportunity for organisations of all sizes to drive increases in productivity, business agility, and customer and employee satisfaction," said Rik Ferguson, Director of Security and Research at Trend Micro. "With Mobile Security 7, IT personnel can begin to meet these challenges and allow their companies to take full advantage of the benefits from consumerisation."
Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 features include; centralised, Single Console Management, which has a scalable central management framework and can manage several PC and mobile devices from a single console.
The software's Mobile Device Management system features centralised enrolment, provisioning, and de-provisioning for network and application access, and visibility into devices and status, enabling IT administrators to take proactive control and reduce the cost of support.
Data Protection in Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 allows the remote lock and wipe of corporate data if a device is lost or stolen and permits feature-lock to disable cameras, Bluetooth sets, and SD card readers, as well as providing device inventory and location tracking.
Mobile Device Security gives devices malware protection leveraging cloud-based intelligence from the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, firewall/IDS, call and message filtering and logging, and enforces passwords when powering-on the device and Broad Platform Support supplies cross-platform security, regardless of device form factor for Android, iOS, Windows, and Symbian.
The Trend Micro Mobile Security 7 software is available as a standalone solution for businesses, as plug-in for Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints Light, or as part of the following security suites: Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints Advanced, Trend Micro Enterprise Security for Endpoints & Mail Servers, Trend Micro Enterprise Security Suite - all of which include Trend Micro OfficeScan as a key component.