Anti virus software developer Trend Micro has introduced the latest version of its mobile device security solution, which handles security breaches and data leakage while allowing enterprise administrators to manage security for handheld devices from a single console.
The new Trend Micro Mobile Security (TMMS) 5.0 uses the OfficeScan Client/Server Edition (OSCE) 8.0 console, which manages the PC and server security of medium and large businesses.
TMMS 5.0 includes features such as data encryption and authentication and requires a password to unlock the data in a lost or stolen mobile device. Data on devices that do not comply with enterprise policies can be deleted by administrators. It also includes anti-malware features which block viruses, worms, Trojans, and SMS text message spam. It has a built-in firewall and intrusion detection system (IDS) which protects against hackers, intrusions and denial-of-service attacks.
Mobile devices that contain confidential data are not only at risk for viruses, worms, Trojans, and spam, they’re also at risk for theft or accidental loss. Trend Micro Mobile Security 5.0 provides total mobile protection through a single, compact application, said Thomas Miller, global vice president and general manager of the Enterprise Business Unit at Trend Micro.
TMMS 5.0 supports multiple platforms such as Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone, Windows Mobile 6.0 for standard edition, Windows Mobile 5.0 for PocketPC, Windows Mobile 6.0 for classic and professional edition, and Symbian S60/3rd Edition for Nokia E-Series.
TMMS 5.0 will cost $35 per device while TMMS 5.0 Advanced, which also includes encryption and authentication, will cost $70 per device. While TMMS 5.0 Standard and Advanced for Windows Mobile 5.0/6.0, and TMMS 5.0 for Symbian/S60 will be available in mid-December 2007, TMMS 5.0 Advanced for Symbian/S60 will be available in the first half of 2008. Customers who are currently not using OSCE 8.0 console will receive an OSCE 8.0 console license with their TMMS 5.0 purchase.
Trend Micro’s closest competitor, McAfee also offers a mobile security solution, VirusScan Mobile. Similarly, Microsoft has introduced a mobile security solution Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 in October 2007. The solution helps companies to manage their Windows mobile phones. It also helps them to deliver new applications to phones over the air as well as connect people through Mobile VPN (virtual private network) with secure access to critical data.
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