Trend Micro and Androider Enhance Application Developer Support System

    Trend Micro and Androider Enhance Application Developer Support System

First in the Industry to Adopt Trend Micro's Evaluation System for Application
Pre-Screening

PR Newswire

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012

CUPERTINO, Calif., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Japanese Android application
review and information website Androider.JP, recently announced that it is
working with Trend Micro, the global leader in cloud security, to integrate
the company's Mobile App Reputation Solution to pre-screen applications for
irregularities and security problems. This will increase the overall quality
of applications available through the site helping to prevent the spread of
illegitimate applications.

In the recent security report roundup for the third quarter of 2012, Trend
Micro found that high-risk and malicious applications targeting users of
Google's Android platform increased from nearly 30,000 in June to almost
175,000 in September. In response to this escalating number, Androider has
intensified its efforts to prevent the spread of dangerous applications.

In order for an application to be released as certified and safe via the
Androider website, it must pass Androider's proprietary security check which
includes verification by Trend Micro. In the event a developer registers a
faulty or malicious application with the service, the developer will receive
feedback and have the opportunity to correct any issues before the application
is released to the public.

Trend Micro's mobile application evaluation system independently collects,
scans and rates more than 10,000 mobile applications in a single day. Each
application is subject to an automatic rating and analysis system. These
applications are evaluated in three areas: malware and security risks, privacy
risks, and system resource consumption. The information gathered by this
system is used by the Android phone security software Trend Micro™ Mobile
Security.

Currently, both companies are working towards a screening process aimed at
evaluating not only irregularities and security faults, but also the treatment
of personal information by applications, the consumption of system resources,
and other related issues. Through this partnership, Androider and Trend Micro
hope to eliminate a wide range of concerns for both developers and users.

"We are dedicated to providing developers and users with the safest and most
secure way to create and obtain applications for their Android devices. By
integrating Trend Micro's Mobile App Reputation Solution, we're taking one
step further in preventing the spread of malicious applications," said Takeshi
Ikeda CEO, Androider & Co.

"All mobile ecosystems and devices are increasingly at risk from threats. The
fact that the Android ecosystem allows users to install apps from independent
sources means that businesses who offer these download services have a duty of
care to ensure their product is as risk free as possible. Androider is leading
the way in providing a safe and trustworthy service to users, and we are very
proud to be supporting efforts to keep mobile users safe and happy," said Eva
Chen, Founder and CEO, Trend Micro.

Following the system below, only safe Android applications will be introduced
to the users of Androider.

Developer background checks:

Users can see the profiles of application developers which discourages the
participation of developers who intentionally produce harmful applications.

Proprietary security checks:

Androider conducts comprehensive security checks and evaluations, including
testing by Trend Micro Mobile Application Reputation Service. After thorough
automated security checks each application is finally vetted by a researcher.

Requirements for certification as a safe and fun Android application:

1.Developed by a certified developer
2.Pass Androider's proprietary security check
3.Recommended by registered users

Once all three conditions are met, the developer will receive official
authorization that the application has been certified by Androider and the
application will be introduced to users via the website.

* TREND MICRO and Trend Micro Mobile Security are registered trademarks of
Trend Micro Incorporated. Androider® is the registered trademark of LECRE Inc.
Android is the trademark of Google, Inc. All company names, service names, and
product names are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
companies.

About Trend Micro
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leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its
Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and
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deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our
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Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ global threat intelligence data mining
framework, our products and services stop threats where they emerge – from the
Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the
globe.

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