PHOTO - Flanked on far left and right by Malaysian models are: (from left) Macky Cruz (Technical Communications Specialist, Trend Micro) ; Terrence Tang (Trend Micro head of digital marketing (APAC) & consumer business (SEA)); Jean Lim (Director Marketing & Consumer Business Malaysia & Indonesia Trend Micro; Hoo Siew Lee (Managing Director, Adventure Multi Devices Sdn Bhd).
Internet content security provider Trend Micro has launched a new version in Malaysia of its Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security suite, which now includes online backup for Android smartphones, as well as new protection for social media and Internet users.
"Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 is based in the cloud and offers robust protection against all malicious threats, no matter how they are delivered, where they try to hide, or what connected device is in use," said Trend Micro head of digital marketing (APAC) & consumer business (SEA), Terrence Tang, during the launch on 18 October 2011.
"As consumers continue to take advantage of all the Internet has to offer, we continue our commitment to enhancing the protection our products provide," said Tang. "Our innovative cloud approach has enabled us to proactively defend our customers' online experience. Now we are adding up-to-the-minute features such as social media and mobile protection to ensure all aspects of the digital lifestyle can be made secure."
"With a 'set-and-forget' user interface, the new suite harnesses the power of the cloud and provides up-to-the-minute protection and proactively stops threats before they reach the consumer," he said. "It protects everything from family photographs to family finances; online shopping to Facebooking; mobile computing to game-playing - no matter whether the preferred device is a laptop, a smartphone, a tablet, or a fully-loaded gaming PC."
Tang said that new security enhancements included a tool that eliminated programmes that posed as anti-virus software (Fake AV), along with proactive botnet and PE Virus protection, and protection against malware packer technology. "In a recent test conducted by independent tester AVTest.org, it showed a 60 percent improvement in detecting and removing Rootkits, a difficult to detect, subversive form of malware."
Heavy mobile usage increases vulnerability to attach
"While smartphones and social networks are becoming increasingly popular, users should be aware that their heavy usage has made them likely targets of security threats," said Trend Micro's threat surveillance and research arm Core Technology at TrendLabs director, Myla Pilao. "A seemingly harmless wall post from a friend, a video shared by an online contact, or an instant message from a colleague can potentially lead to an attack. Mobile threats include worms and spyware that track users' Web activity and location, make charges via SMS messages, and more. In the last six months, we have observed a fourteen-fold increase of malware targeting Android smartphone users."
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