Trend Micro Releasing Android App at CES

Trend Micro is a respected and well-organized antivirus software company. They primarily work with computers, but we’ve just gotten a press release from them, and it looks like they’re jumping on the Android train. Trend Micro will be releasing their Android app at CES today. Some key features include:
  • Safe surfing
  • Parental controls
  • Call and text filtering
  • Download protection

This app is the first to use cloud-based security to protect Android devices. The app, called Mobile Security, is free on the Android Market. You can pick it up now by searching for “Trend Micro” in the Market, or by scanning the QR code below. The full press release is also below. So grab the app and start protecting your Android device! And let us know what you think about it by sounding off in the comments! We look forward to hearing from you!

[spoiler show=”Show Press Release” hide=”Hide Press Release”]Trend Micro Secures the AndroidTM Platform

Trend Micro Mobile Security protects Android devices from Web threats and cybercriminals.

CUPERTINO, Calif. – (Embargo till January 7, 2010 5:00 AM Eastern) – Trend Micro, a long-time innovator in mobile security, announced today the first of many applications planned for the Android platform. Trend Micro™ Mobile Security addresses the burgeoning need for protection against cyber-attacks on Android-powered mobile devices. The Android platform is the second largest mobile platform on the market today with a growth rate of over 850 percent.

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android protects digital files and secures banking transactions on Android devices by identifying and stopping cybercriminals and online threats before they can attack.  Requiring little space and specifically built for Android devices, Trend Micro Mobile Security provides the protection and freedom you to do stay mobile.

Key Features of Mobile Security for Android include:

•          Safe surfing

•             Parental controls

•             Download protection

•             Call and text filtering

Backed by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection™ Network and Trend Micro’s 20-year history of protecting customers from identity theft, data loss and other web threats, Trend Micro Mobile Security users receive unique, real-time and instant browser protection wherever they take their Android mobile device.

Currently, Trend Micro is the only company that uses cloud-based security intelligence to protect Android devices from the latest threats. Custom filtering lists enable users to screen or block unwanted calls or messages, while Web reputation and parental controls make mobile surfing safer for everyone.

“Trend Micro has a proven track record of being a long-time leader in the mobile security market, from protecting Windows Mobile 2003 devices to our recent Trend Smart Surfing iPhone application,” said Carol Carpenter, general manager of Trend Micro consumer and small business. “With the Android platforms rapid growth, cybercriminals will be rushing to take advantage of these mobile devices anyway they can. Trend Micro Mobile Security highlights our continuing goal of protecting our customers anytime, on any device.”

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android is available in the Android Market.
More information can also be found at: TrendMicro.com/AndroidSecurity

About Trend Micro
Founded in 1988, Trend Micro Inc., a global leader in Internet content security has over 20 years of experience creating a safer world for consumers and businesses to exchange digital information.  Based in Tokyo and employing more than 4,400 people in 23 countries, Trend is both a pioneer and industry vanguard. The company is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats.

Visit TrendWatch to learn more about the latest threats.

Trend Micro’s flexible solutions are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence and analysis experts around the globe.

Many of these solutions are powered by the Smart Protection Network cloud computing security infrastructure, an Internet cloud-based innovation that combines sophisticated reputation technology, feedback loops, and the expertise of TrendLabs℠ researchers to deliver real-time protection against rapidly emerging threats. Trend Micro’s trusted security solutions include products ranging from single PC consumer solutions to enterprise-level security and threat management. Trend’s products are sold through business partners worldwide. Please visit Trend Micro.com to learn more.

Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

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3 Comments

  1. Joe
    January 06, 23:17 Reply

    It’s a 30 day free trial.

  2. jdog25
    January 07, 10:02 Reply

    This is giving Android a bad name. One of my cousin got his first smartphone, an Android phone and the first thing he did was download a antivirus app because he heard that Android had a lot of viruses. Imagine how many other average people think the same thing about Android now and we know that iOS & WP7 fanboys aren’t going to let us forget.

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