Home / / Trend Micro, ASUS collaborate

Trend Micro, ASUS collaborate

Security vendor will preload its Dr Safety App on ASUS' ZenFone 2

Trend Micro, ASUS collaborate
Chen says the deal marks an important milestone for online security of smartphones.

IT security vendor Trend Micro Incorporated, has announced a partnership agreement with ASUS, in a deal that will see the maker of smartphones preload Trend Micro's Dr Safety app on its latest ZenFone 2 handsets.

"Mobile threats are proliferating around the globe, with Android malware expected to hit a record 8 million in 2015," said Eva Chen, CEO at Trend Micro. "As a global security provider, Trend Micro is committed to providing the best mobile security protection for users. The partnership with leading technology company, ASUS, is not only exciting news for both of us, but also marks an important milestone where the online security of smartphone users is taken to a new level through maximised hardware-software integration.

Chen added that: "Going forward, we hope that more mobile device makers will follow suit to squarely face the challenge of mobile security. We also expect to work with more industry leaders in the future to enhance the mobile security of the entire planet."

Jerry Shen, CEO, ASUS said: "ASUS provides seamless mobile experiences through innovative products that combine cutting-edge technologies. We are very glad to cooperate with the global security leader, Trend Micro, to enhance the safety of our flagship smartphone range. ZenFone 2 with Trend Micro's Dr. Safety app leverages our complementary hardware-software expertise to deliver formidable, browser-integrated mobile security for consumers."

Follow us to get the most comprehensive IT business news delivered fresh from our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and listen to our Weekly Podcast. Click here to sign up for our weekly newsletter on curated technology news in the Middle East and Worldwide.