Trend Micro releases Mobile Security 5.0

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Trend Micro releases Mobile Security 5.0
The security vendor has claimed that the release of its Mobile Security (TMMS) 5.0, girded with data encryption and authentication, mitigates mobile security challenges such as security breaches and data leakage while allowing enterprise administrators to manage security for handheld devices from a single console.

Adam Biviano premium services manager at Trend Micro Australia said as mobile devices grow in functionality, so too does the quantity and importance of the information they hold. Corporate data and key business functionality is now being entrusted to these devices and thus they become an ever increasing target.

“The temptation to steal private information cannot be ignored, whether it is personal details for using later in identity fraud attacks or corporate data which could be used to gain a competitive edge,” he said.

TMMS 5.0 features data encryption and authentication capabilities; if a mobile device is lost or stolen, the business-critical data contained in it is encrypted unless it is unlocked with a password, claimed Trend Micro.

Furthermore, the anti-malware features is able to block viruses, worms, Trojans and SMS text message spam. Built-in firewall and Intrusion Detection System (IDS) protects against hackers, intrusions and denial-of-service attacks – all potential threats to mobile devices, claimed Biviano.

Trend Micro Mobile Security 5.0 supports multiple leading platforms such as Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0, Windows Mobile 5.0, Windows Mobile 6.0, and Symbian S60/3rd Edition (Nokia E-Series.)

Biviano said with the increase in the number of mobile workers resellers should not wait until a client comes to them with a data loss horror story before taking the time to learn about this segment of the industry.

“Resellers stand to gain from an extra set of products which they can add to their solution sets and thus can expect increased revenue,” he said.

While Biviano wouldn’t go into the specifics of the reseller margins, he did tell CRN that resellers should expect to see similar margins available for mobile security sales as they expect to see with more traditional software security offerings.

“Looking to the future, the rise in web based threats recently coupled with the increase the use of the web through mobile devices is a recipe for serious trouble if such devices are not protected correctly,” he said.

TMMS 5.0 Standard and Advanced for Windows Mobile™ 5.0/6.0, and TMMS 5.0 for Symbian/S60 3rd Edition (Nokia E-Series) will be available in mid-December 2007.

However TMMS 5.0 Advanced for Symbian/S60 3rd Edition, which includes encryption and authentication, is planned to be available in the first half of 2008.
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