Trend Micro Debuts Security Suite Titanium 2012

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Titanium 2012 is available in three packages, each designed to meet specific needs of businesses and individuals.

Security specialist Trend Micro launched Titanium 2012, a suite of online security products based in the cloud that offer threat protection in a user-friendly interface. Trend Micro provides additional protection with value-added products bundled with Titanium Maximum Security, including a tool that visually identifies safe and malicious links on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Titanium Maximum Security also offers mobile security for smartphones and tablets, including tools for Android devices with Trend Micro's Mobile Security Personal Edition and file and folder synchronization and backup through the company's SafeSync online service.

Titanium 2012 is powered by the Smart Protection Network infrastructure, and all versions of Titanium 2012 include the company's Smart Surfing for Mac, which provides support for Mac OS 10.7, or "Lion."
Titanium 2012 also includes enhancements to Titanium's parental controls, behavioral monitoring and rootkit detection and removal. And a "skin" feature offers consumers the opportunity to completely customize the look of their digital life protection.

Titanium 2012 is available in three packages, each designed to meet specific needs of businesses and individuals. The Titanium 2012 family can be purchased at the Trend Micro online store, through retail partners in select countries worldwide and at retail locations online. By offering its protection as a cloud-based solution, Titanium 2012 utilizes less than half the disk space and memory of other security products, the company claimed.

The company also announced survey results revealing consumer behavior and sentiment around online security. According to the survey, 61 percent of consumers click on links while online that take them to unexpected places, making them vulnerable to cyber-attacks that can lead to identity theft, theft of their financial records and banking information, and loss of their digital belongings, including music, family photos, important documents and more. Sixty-six percent reported that they would be financially susceptible if their computers were accessed without their permission, and 67 percent said they would be devastated if they lost everything on their computer and/or connected device.

"The online threat landscape is changing, and it is critical for consumers and their families to arm themselves against these threats that put their digital lives at risk," said Carol Carpenter, executive general manager for the consumer business unit at Trend Micro. "The results of the survey highlight that many consumers are engaging in behaviors that leave them vulnerable online. Cyber-criminals are becoming more sophisticated—not only are the security threats becoming more malicious and pervasive, they are also targeting consumers where they feel safe, such as on their mobile devices or talking to their friends on social networking sites. We are seeing as many 300,000 threats in a single day. Trend Micro is dedicated to helping consumers protect their digital lives, no matter where they're browsing or what device they're using."