announced Trend Micro’s Mobile arsenal, Trend Micro Mobile Security Personal Edition. The solution designed to protect both Android 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 texting. 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.Google estimates that there are currently 100 million active Android-based mobile devices in use already, and the market is expanding at the rate of 400,000 additional devices per day. This growth is consequently drawing the attention of hackers and other cybercriminals; Trend Micro saw a drastic 1400% increase in Android-based malware in the first half of 2011. Early features are Safe surfing, Parental controls, Download protection, Call and text filtering.
New features are:
# A New App Scanner==Designed to block infected apps from installing and stealing personal information
# A New Lost Device Protection==From a personal online portal, users can locate a lost device, trigger an alarm, remotely lock or even wipe it clean to protect their personal information.
# Improved Surf, Call and Text Security==Designed to block online threats
like banking scams, blocks unwanted calls
Amit Nath, Country Manager India and SAARC Trend Micro,said:
“We believe mobile users need to be protected against malicious applications. To help protect as many people as possible and stifle criminal attempts to steal personal and financial information we are offering our anti-malware scanner for free. With over 200,000 devices currently protected with prior or Beta versions of the solution, and Trend Micro’s history of protecting mobile platforms since the middle of last decade. We are confident in our ability to provide a range of solutions that enable people to live out their digital lives in a safe and secure fashion.”