Trend Micro announced updates to the Titanium endpoint security product and to the IntraScan Web gateway security product.
Micro updated its suite of antivirus and Web security products with new
capabilities to protect users from fake antivirus and scams on social
new Titanium 2012 builds upon the security overhaul the company did for the
security suite in 2010 by adding two new scanning engines to detect fake
antivirus programs and botnets, Trend Micro said Aug. 22. The updated suite is
based on the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network cloud service.
online threat landscape is changing as security threats become more pervasive
and malicious, said Carol Carpenter, executive general manager at Trend Micro.
Trend Micro sees as many as 300,000 threats in a single day, according to
are becoming more sophisticated," Carpenter said, noting that they are
attacking users "where they feel safe, such as on their mobile devices or
talking to their friends on social networking sites."
2012 is designed to protect users regardless of where they are browsing or what
device they are using, Carpenter said. For example, the comprehensive suite
Titanium Maximum Security includes a new scanner that automatically checks user
profiles on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter to identify
potentially unsafe and malicious links. Maximum Security also protects
smartphones and tablets with antivirus features in Trend Micro Mobile Security
and file and folder backup and synchronization capabilities in Trend Micro
versions of Titanium 2012 include Trend Micro Smart Surfing for Mac, which
supports the latest Mac OS X operating system, code-named "Lion."
Mobile security is available as an add-on in the most comprehensive suite,
Titanium Maximum Security.
addition, the updated software can detect and eliminate fake antivirus software
and scareware tools as well as scan the system for any botnet activity and
infection. A new scanning method that relies on a behavioral monitoring engine
can also identify malware that had been specially encrypted by
"packer" technology to evade detection by antivirus tools. The
malware is unpacked when it executes, which causes the behavioral engine to
send a trigger to have Titanium scan the unpacked file to find out if it is
Micro Titanium Maximum Security retails for $79.95, Titanium Internet Security
retails for $69.95, and Titanium AntiVirus Plus retails for $39.95.
company also updated Trend Micro InterScan Web Security 5.5, the Web gateway
product that protects cloud-based applications. InterScan Web Security supports
bare-metal, VMware Ready and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual appliances, the company
more companies use cloud-based applications such as instant messaging,
peer-to-peer, video and audio applications as well as Web mail, administrators
can use InterScan Web Security to block unwanted or unsafe content at the
network perimeter. InterScan Web Security allows administrators to identify and
filter Web traffic that may be dangerous or against corporate policy and even
capture sample traffic and create custom filters to enforce any policy
Web 2.0 applications expose organizations to "cyber-criminals attempting
to gain access to sensitive data," said John Maddison, general manager of
data center security at Trend Micro. Like Titanium, InterScan is also powered
by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network cloud service.