Trend Micro launches mobile security for Android
Trend Micro Mobile Security – Personal Edition has malware scanner, lost device protection
Cloud and mobile security provider, Trend Micro has announced a new addition to its mobile security range with Trend Micro Mobile Security - Personal Edition.
The software is designed to protect smartphones and tablets that use the Google Android operating system, and includes a free app scanner, lost device protection and enhanced security to block threats while surfing the web, calling or SMSing.
"With the sheer amount of personal information now being stored and sent via personal mobile devices, it's imperative that everyone protects themselves against malicious applications, protecting personal and financial information. For many, their Android device is an extension of their computer so when these devices are lost or misplaced, it's more important that they can be recovered, or at least ensure that the sensitive data is deleted. The software is available from retail stores and the Android Market, where we are offering the anti-malware scanner app for free - encouraging as many people as possible to protect their digital lives." said Karen Hicks Consumer Product Marketing manager, EMEA.
Trend Micro Mobile Security - Personal Edition also includes Trend Micro Mobile Security 7, designed to ensure that consumer's mobile devices are better protected based on the new data that has been discovered over the last six months.
According to Trend Micro, its threat researchers have discovered an 800% increase in new threats targeting Android devices since February 2011.