Mobile Security offers industry first with capability of blocking mobile malware

September 17, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Trend Micro Incorporated has announced the availability of the latest versions of its consumer mobile security solution, Trend Micro™ Mobile Security for Android and iOS.

Mobile Security is the first mobile security app capable of blocking malicious Android apps before they are installed, preventing mobile devices from being infected with potentially damaging malware. Mobile Security for Android also includes new features that help extend battery life and optimize memory, helping users derive even more enjoyment from their mobile devices.

With more than 1.3 million mobile apps available for download from Google Play and millions of pieces of malware targeting the Android network, users are at an increased risk of downloading unsafe and malicious apps to their Android devices or being attacked by an infected file. With Mobile Security for Android, Trend Micro is the first and only security vendor to scan apps downloaded before they are installed on the device.

"All other security apps only detect malware after the malicious app has been downloaded and installed from Google Play, giving malicious apps the opportunity to cause damage or compromise the users' personal information," said Trend Micro's head of consumer mobile business, Khoi Nguyen. "As the first security app in the industry to block malicious apps from being downloaded and installed in the first place, data of Trend Micro Mobile Security users will be more secure."

For the iOS version of Trend Micro Mobile Security for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, a new Data Usage monitor is included to help users manage their data usage and costs. Many cellular data plans in the world have high fees for exceeding data usage limits or for (international) roaming usage. The Data Usage Monitor will notify users when they are at risk of exceeding any limits so they can curtail their usage and avoid costly fees. In addition, it provides daily and monthly usage charts to track usage patterns relative to their plan's data limit across three different categories: cellular/3G/4G usage, Wi-Fi usage, and cellular roaming usage. Other features include SafeSurfing to protect against dangerous web sites, Lost Device