Trend Micro Mobile Security Tops Threat Detection Ranks

           Trend Micro Mobile Security Tops Threat Detection Ranks

PC Security Labs confirms AV-Comparatives mobile security effectiveness tests

PR Newswire

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trend Micro, a worldwide
leader in cloud and server security, is proud to be recognized as a global
leader in mobile security. Trend Micro was awarded highest honors in recent
real world testing by two independent security testing organizations.

In the most recent test results, PC Security Labs, based in Jiaxing, China,
tested fifteen of the most popular Android security solutions. Trend Micro
received the highest 5-star rating for high detection rates and minimal false
positive scores. The results confirm those released last month by
AV-Comparatives in a similar test where again Trend Micro was ranked in the
top group with a detection rate of 98-100%.

"This really is a testament to the advanced threat research of our TrendLabs
systems and engineers," said Carol Carpenter, executive vice president and
general manager of Trend Micro's consumer division. "Our advanced Mobile App
Reputation technology is constantly collecting and analyzing new apps. We
found double the number of malicious apps that we were expecting by the end of
June, and indications for the third quarter are that this number will continue
to grow exponentially."

The test results come hot on the heels of the latest version of Trend Micro's
flagship mobile app, Trend Micro™ Mobile Security Personal Edition. It now
includes the ability to analyze apps for private data theft. "Mobile devices
contain some of our most personal information, it is critical that users are
aware of the information that the apps they are downloading not only have
access to but the information they are collecting," added Carol. "We have made
it our mission to secure and enhance the mobile lives of consumers and make
mobile protection worry-free and easy. Protection against virus and malware is
part of this, as is the protection of private and confidential information."

Commenting on the current mobile malware landscape for consumers and the PC
Security Lab testing methodology, Jeffrey Wu, the Managing Director of PC
Security Labs said, "Recently a fair number of apps have been pulled from the
Android market because they were, in fact, malware; they would dial pay
numbers and do other shady things, including stealing contacts and other
personal information. Android Malware can be delivered via Google Market, SMS,
bundled with normal software or built in pre-installed system. PC Security
Labs tested current offerings of mobile internet security apps for Android to
measure how well they protect consumer Android smartphones."

The full test results from PCSL can be found here

The August AV-Comparatives results can be found here

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