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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."