There was a time when the Android users felt secure under the belief that there were no virus threats for Android operating system. But that belief and that security is there no more. And that’s why, more and more anti-virus companies are launching antivirus and security apps for Android platform.
Recently, Trend Micro has also launched their own security app for Android Mobiles and Tablets
Trend Micro is a well-known name when it comes to cloud security. So it will surely come as a good news for many people that they can now secure even their Android devices using a Trend Micro app.
This app was launched on April 7, 2014. And it has been designed to protect Android devices not just against viruses, but also phishing attacks from malicious websites, and privacy threats on Facebook. In addition, it also incorporates anti-theft features and can also help in recovering the data, even if the device is lost and cannot be recovered. The various features of the security app include antivirus, anti-spyware, web filtering, back up, social networking privacy and anti-theft features.
The Mobile Security and Antivirus app has been designed to identify bad apps and malicious websites. It can inform the users of risky setting on Facebook. Its anti-theft features can help find a lost device via the web, as well as help the user remotely control the data on the lost device. Moreover, if the Backup feature has been enabled, the data on the device can be restored on another Android device.
Speaking at the launch of the app, Anand Shringi,National Sales Manager, SMB & Consumer Products, India & SAARC, Trend Micro said, “As mobile malware are expected to grow in the year 2014 and mobile will become an attack vector of choice for cybercriminals, securing the mobile device with up-to date security software is advisable. With BYOD policies, cloud-based applications are becoming mainstream and sensitive data of employees and companies are at risk. Our comprehensive solutions will keep this information safe without impeding the mobile experience.”
Trend Micro Mobile Security for Mobiles & Tablets is available as a free trial pack and paid version. The trial pack makes available all the features of the app for a limited time. When the trial period expires, the user can still continue to use the free features of the app which include the antivirus, 50 MB of cloud storage and privacy scanner for Facebook. The paid features include Lost device protection features, privacy scanner which scans for malicious apps, safe surfing and call and text filtering features. The paid version of Trend Micro Mobile Security for Mobiles & Tablets 1 User Pack is available for Rs. 249.
What I liked:
- The security app is from a reputable and trusted company
- I found it swift and smooth.
- Full of useful features.
What I did not like:
- Only the basic features are available for free.
- The users need to create an account before using the app.
- The app notification cover a lot of space on the main screen of the app. I found that a little annoying.
To know more and to download the free or the paid version, CLICK HERE