Security firm Trend Micro announced an updated version of its Worry-Free Business Security solution, a security infrastructure that blocks viruses, spyware, spam and Web threats before they reach business networks.
The company says Worry-Free Business Security 6.0, enhanced with features powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, is now smarter, safer and simpler to use. Trend Micro is aiming the solution at small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) that are unlikely to have the time or staff to provide IT support.
Features include new URL filtering, which adds another layer of protection against Web threats by proactively blocking inappropriate, risky or non-business related Websites. Users can configure filter strength, rules and business/leisure hours. Smart Scan, powered by the company's Smart Protection Network, scans faster and updates quicker to detect and remove threats, while minimizing the performance impact to protected computers.
Worry-Free Business Security 6.0 is expected to be available for download on May 29. Per-user pricing varies by seat count and price decreases with volume. For a one-year license of Worry-Free Business Security Standard, the 2-25 seat level is $37.75 per user. For a one-year license of Worry-Free Business Security Advanced, the 2-25 seat level is $62.02 per user. Worry-Free Remote Manager support will be available alongside Worry-Free Business Security 6.0.
Steve Quane, general manager of Trend Micro's SMB business unit, says if small businesses think increasing protection against threats means decreasing computer performance over time, they need to think again. "Worry-Free Business Security, with features powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, keeps constantly updated, scans faster while minimizing impact to PCs, and requires minimal user interaction," he says. "Trend Micro allows businesses to stop worrying about security so they can focus on their business."
The update also refreshes the security dashboard, providing at-a-glance status checking, where users can sort by dashboard traffic lights to understand security status. Other features include USB device threat protection and Smart Feedback, which feeds back security-related issues and events to Trend Micro where it is analyzed and updates are made to protect all customers.
"Small businesses face the same daunting security challenges associated with protecting crucial data from online threats. However, they normally don't have the staff or other resources required to manage complicated security suites," said IDC's research director of security products Charles Kolodgy. "For security to be effective within a small business environment it needs to be routine, automatic, easy and painless. Trend Micro has endeavored to achieve those goals with the latest version of Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security."