Threat Watch: Trend Micro's Free iPhone App
Article by George Norman
On 07 Jun 2010
Trend Micro, company that specializes in providing network antivirus and internet content security software, has recently announced that it released a free application for the iPhone. Called Threat Watch, the app is meant to deliver the latest security news and security alerts to the iPhone user. The app doesn’t work on the iPhone alone. It also works on the iPod Touch and iPad.

For no charge whatsoever, you can turn your mobile device – be it the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad – into a personal threat resource center. The app plugs directly into TrendWatch and delivers news on the latest security threats – this includes security advisories, info on security awareness, online safety tips, threat prevention tips, free tools, and access to the Trend Micro malware blog.

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Here are the app’s features, as detailed by TrendMicro:
  • - Direct access to Trend Micro blogs, including the Trend Micro Malware Blog with information on the latest threats.
  • - Direct access to TrendWatch, the Trend Micro threat-resource center that keeps users informed on the current threat activity and provides free security tools.
  • - Breaking threat news delivered right to the user's device; a small, on-screen banner alerts the user when there is a new threat or vulnerability.
  • - Direct access to educational videos on Internet threats and the threat landscape

The Threat Watch app is available for download straight from the App Store here. Again, the app is provided free of charge and works with the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.

In related news, did you know that Google search for mobile (iPhone and Android) now indexes apps? If you When you do a Google search on your iPhone or Android device and include words such as "download", "application" or "app" in the query, you will see search results from Apple's App Store or from the Android Market. Additional info on this topic is available here.



Tags: Trend Micro, Threat Watch, App, iPhone, iPad
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