by March 7, 2012 0 comments

Trend Micro, a cloud security provider and long-time innovator in mobile security, announced the latest addition to Trend Micro’s Mobile arsenal, Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition, a solution designed to protectboth Android smartphones and tablets that includes a free app scanner, lost device protection and enhanced security to block threats while surfing the Web, calling or texting.

In January 2011, Trend Micro introduced Mobile Security for Android during CES in Las Vegas, NV. Early features included: Safe surfing; Parental controls; Download protection; Call and text filtering.

As Android devices gain in popularity so does its use from cybercriminals. Trend Micro’s threat researchers have tracked new threats targeting Android devices growing at 800% since February 2011. In this version, which also follows the release of Trend Micro’s Enterprise solution, Trend Micro Mobile Security 7, a consumer’s mobile devices will be better protected based on new data that has been discovered over the last six months. New and enhanced features include: New App Scanner: Designed to block infected apps from installing and stealing your personal information; New Lost Device Protection: From a personal online portal, you can locate a lost device, trigger an alarm, remotely lock it or even wipe it clean to protect your personal information; Enhanced Surf, Call, and Text Security: Designed to block online threats like banking scams, blocks unwanted calls and text messages and designed to block inappropriate websites to protect your children.

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