Trend Micro, a long-time innovator in mobile security, announced today the first of many applications planned for the Android platform. Trend Micro™ Mobile Security addresses the burgeoning need for protection against cyber-attacks on Android-powered mobile devices. The Android platform is the second largest mobile platform on the market today with a growth rate of over 850 percent.

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android protects digital files and secures banking transactions on Android devices by identifying and stopping cybercriminals and online threats before they can attack.  Requiring little space and specifically built for Android devices, Trend Micro Mobile Security provides the protection and freedom consumers need to stay mobile.

Key Features of Mobile Security for Android include:
    •    Safe surfing
    •    Parental controls
    •    Download protection
    •    Call and text filtering

Backed by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection™ Network and Trend Micro’s 20-year history of protecting customers from identity theft, data loss and other web threats, Trend Micro Mobile Security users receive unique, real-time and instant browser protection wherever they take their Android mobile device.

Currently, Trend Micro is the only company that uses cloud-based security intelligence to protect Android devices from the latest threats. Custom filtering lists enable users to screen or block unwanted calls or messages, while Web reputation and parental controls make mobile surfing safer for everyone.

“Trend Micro has a proven track record of being a long-time leader in the mobile security market, from protecting Windows Mobile 2003 devices to our recent Trend Smart Surfing iPhone application,” said Carol Carpenter, general manager of Trend Micro consumer and small business. “With the Android platforms rapid growth, cybercriminals will be rushing to take advantage of these mobile devices anyway they can. Trend Micro Mobile Security highlights our continuing goal of protecting our customers anytime, on any device.”

Trend Micro Mobile Security for Android is available in the Android Market.