Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet security solutions, announced the launch of its latest security software designed to protect all aspects of consumers’ digital lives across their devices. 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.

“Trend Micro is committed to empowering online users and their families to live their digital lives to the fullest, without fear or hesitation,” said Jefferson Lat, country sales manager of Trend Micro, adding “As consumers continue to take advantage of all the Internet has to offer, we continue our commitment to enhancing the protection our products provide. 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, Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 harnesses the power of the cloud and provides up-to-the-minute protection and proactively stops threats before they reach the consumer. 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.

According to Myla Pilao, Director for Core Technology at TrendLabs, the threat surveillance and research arm of Trend Micro, “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.”

“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,” Pilao added.

A new feature in this new product is a tool that visually identifies safe and malicious links on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The software also offers mobile security for smartphones and tablets, including robust tools for Android devices with Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android Personal Edition and file and folder
synchronization and backup through Trend Micro SafeSync online service.

Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 is powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network infrastructure, providing consumers thorough protection from and rapid response times to emerging threats. Trend Micro Smart Protection Network technology has been ranked #1 in protection by three independent labs across 10 individual tests since September 2009. Because it provides a cloud-based solution, Trend Micro™ Titanium™ Cloud Edition Maximum
Security 2012 utilizes less than half the disk space and memory of other security products.

New security enhancements include a tool that eliminates programs posing as antivirus software (Fake AV), proactive botnet and PE Virus protection, and protection against malware packer technology. Trend Micro Titanium Cloud Edition Maximum Security 2012 also includes enhancements to Parental Controls, Behavioral Monitoring, and Rootkit detection and removal. In a recent test conducted by AVTest.org, it showed a 60% improvement in detecting and removing Rootkits, a difficult to detect, subversive form of malware.

A fun “skin” feature also offers consumers the opportunity to completely customize the look for their digital life protection.

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