Malicious software like viruses, trojans, rootkits and worms have long been the bane of desktop computing. Since more and more people use their smartphone or PDA to surf the Internet and which has also made smartphone and PDAs to be more commonly targeted by attackers. Yes viruses has become portable and antivirus companies have entered the mobile world too.
Trend Micro is a respected and well-organized antivirus solutions developer that primarily work with computers. Now, it looks like it is jumping on the Android train with the release of its first security solution for Android smart Phones: the cloud-based Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android Phones. With Android’s growth rate of over 850 percent, Trend Micro says this is the first of many applications planned for the Android platform.
Requiring little space and specifically built for Android devices, Trend Micro Mobile Security provides the protection and freedom you need to stay mobile. It protects digital files and secures banking transactions on Android devices by identifying and stopping cybercriminals and online threats before they can attack, so that you can have peace of mind whenever you use your Android. Trend Micro is the first security company to extend its proprietary cloud-based heuristic- and reputation-based network to smart phones, which helps to allow for more responsive, reflexive security; and allow the publisher to shrink the size of the of the mobile client.
The security app features surfing protection against phishing, parental controls, call and text filtering, and download protection from malicious code.
Safe surfing – Cloud-based real-time and browser protection to protect your identity and banking information from phishing attacks on fraudulent websites.
Web reputation and parental controls - Prevents your children from accessing inappropriate content on Android™ devices
Call and text filtering – Custom filtering lists enable users to screen or block unwanted calls or messages (SMS/MMS)
Download Protection – Stops you from downloading fraudulent or malicious Android™ apps that could harm your phone.
Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android comes with a 30-day free trial, and retails for $3.99. You can download it up now by searching for “Trend Micro” in the Market, or by scanning the QR code below. So grab the app and start protecting your Android device!
Trend Micro Mobile Security requires Android OS 2.x, minimum of 4MB storage space and 7MB of memory is recommended.