BlackBerry Works with Trend Micro to Expand Protection for Customers Against
Malware, Privacy Issues in Third-Party Applications
BlackBerry to Use Trend Micro's App Scanning Service to Further
Analyze Apps Submitted to BlackBerry World
WATERLOO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- BlackBerry(R)
(NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB) today announced that it is working with Trend
Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cloud security, to expand the
protection it already provides to BlackBerry customers against
malware and privacy issues related to third-party applications.
As part of a multi-level and phased approach for addressing privacy
implications and security concerns, BlackBerry will incorporate the
Trend Micro(TM) Mobile Application Reputation Service with its
current internal, proprietary system for analyzing applications. With
the cloud-based Trend Micro Mobile Application Reputation Service,
both current and new applications submitted to the BlackBerry(R)
World(TM) storefront will be scanned for potential malicious
"BlackBerry is working with Trend Micro to implement a more robust
approach for addressing privacy and security concerns related to
third-party applications," said Adrian Stone, Director, BlackBerry
Security Response and Threat Analysis at BlackBerry. "By
incorporating Trend Micro's advanced mobile scanning and detection
capabilities with our own internal, proprietary application analyzing
system, we can provide another layer of protection and assurance for
BlackBerry customers. Together, BlackBerry and Trend Micro are
developing an innovative and comprehensive solution for protecting
BlackBerry customers against emerging mobile security concerns."
"The volume of malicious and high-risk mobile apps are on the rise
across the industry, which is why we applaud BlackBerry's commitment
to protecting their customers against these emerging mobile threats,"
said Kevin Simzer, Vice President of Corporate Development and
Alliances, Trend Micro. "With the speed that cybercriminals are
targeting new platforms and applications, Trend Micro and
BlackBerry's strategic collaboration is natural and timely for the
security of end users. Together, the two companies can further secure
and enhance BlackBerry customers' mobile experience."
has scanned and evaluated over 2 million mobile
applications. Mobile Application Reputation Service is Trend Micro's
next generation cloud-based technology for mobile operating systems
that analyzes application code and behavior to identify risks from
malware and data leaks. It also detects the abuse of battery, memory,
and data resources. This service leverages the Trend Micro(TM) Smart
Protection Network(TM) infrastructure to provide meaningful mobile
app reputation ratings. The Smart Protection Network is built upon
unique "in-the-cloud," technologies that naturally fit with
cloud-based security services like the Mobile Application Reputation
Service. By checking URLs, emails, files, and applications against
continuously updated and correlated threat databases, customers
always have immediate access to the latest protection.
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO:4704)(TSE:4704), a global cloud
security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital
information with its Internet content security and threat management
solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security
with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server
and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners'
needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical,
virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading
Trend Micro Smart Protection Network cloud computing security
infrastructure, 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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the mobile industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry
aims to inspire the success of our millions of customers around the
world by continuously pushing the boundaries of mobile experiences.
Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, BlackBerry operates
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