Trend Micro tightens link with Sony
Company offers security software designed for PlayStation Vita
Trend Micro has extended its collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment and is now offering two web security services; Trend Micro Kids Safety and Trend Micro Web Security for PlayStation Vita.
The PlayStation Vita is the first portable entertainment system from Sony with 3G network connectivity, and will launch globally on 22nd February.
These two services utilise Trend Micro's URL filtering and web reputation technologies. URL filtering is designed to prevent inappropriate websites from being accessed and web reputation blocks PlayStation Vita users from accidentally visiting a website that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, and credit card numbers.
Web reputation is one of the main components of the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure is a cloud-client security infrastructure that is designed to check the security of more than five billion URL, email and file queries daily.
With the Smart Protection Network, PlayStation Vita users receive real-time protection against malicious websites and internet fraud.
Both services are available in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong and will be available for the releases of PS Vita in North America, South America, EMEA and select countries in Asia.
Each individual service is $19.99 per year; purchased together, the cost is $34.99 per year. Trend Micro is also offering a free 90-day trial version.