Trend Micro has announced the addition of new security features within Trend Micro Mobile Security. Trend Micro Mobile Security 3 adds protection against hackers and intrusions while improving on the previously available mobile malicious code protection for mobile malware and SMS spam.
IDC expects converged mobile device shipments to reach nearly 100 million units in 2006 and the number of threats to these sorts of devices is increasing. These threats to date have been proof-of-concept attacks that are limited by weak propagation methods capabilities and a modest target device population. Given the growth in smartphone penetration and the increasing availability of WiFi networks coupled with faster download capabilities, the possibility of a more serious threat is increasing.
Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 is designed for maximum ease-of-use, providing users a simple interface intended to provide maximum security with minimal impact on the user and device. The new firewall and intrusion detection capabilities help block malicious attacks by offering protection that can be set to low, medium or high level with the added flexibility of blocking specific IP addresses and ports.
Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 supports a variety of devices running a various operating systems. Supported operating systems include Windows Mobile 5.0 (Smartphone & PocketPC) and Symbian OS 9.1/S60 3rd Edition. Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 for Windows Mobile 5.0 (PocketPC and Smartphone) is available immediately with pricing beginning at $34.95 per device. Trend Micro Mobile Security 3.0 for Symbian/S60 3rd Edition will be available in 2007.