Readers' Choice Awards '08: IT Security Products of the Year


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Protection for handheld devices and laptops


Trend Micro Mobile Security

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Designed specifically with smartphones and PDAs in mind, Trend Micro's Mobile Security includes a wide variety of capabilities vital to enterprises while retaining the ease of use for which Trend Micro is known. This combination gave Mobile Security the juice to win bronze.

Trend Micro's offering includes a real-time encryption function that encrypts not only files in the device's local memory, but also files on removable SD memory cards. The suite supports several encryption algorithms, from Triple-DES to AES-256, and has on-device authentication policies as well. Like the other products in this category, Trend Micro's suite has a firewall and antimalware scanning to go along with a new central management console that enables administrators to manage mobile devices from the same console as they manage desktops and servers.

Users gave Mobile Security strong ratings for its flexible policy management capabilities and for its antimalware and data protection functionality. Users also liked Trend Micro's new central management function.

NOTABLE Mobile Security allows users to download updates through wireless data connections such as Wi-Fi, GPRS and EV-DO.

This was first published in April 2008

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