Trend Micro launches Worry-Free 9.0 to enhance security for Small-to-Medium Size Businesses

Trend-Micro-logoNew Delhi, India, May 14, 2014: Trend Micro Incorporated, a content security provider, today announced upgrades to Trend Micro Worry- Free Business Security, with version 9.0, to equip small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) with enterprise-grade security capabilities that address and mitigate threats across endpoints, from desktops to mobile. The offering is the only SMB solution available that provides complete user protection with integrated mobile device security with the option of cloud management.

Dhanya Thakkar, Managing Director, India & SEA, Trend Micro, said, “Since SMBs are more acutely affected by BYOD and consumerization, Trend Micro is committed to providing dynamic, yet affordable, solutions that deliver greater functionality and ease-of-use. The ability to protect data across a business, regardless of who has access, is essential to a comprehensive approach to security. With integrated mobile device protection, Worry-Free Business Security 9.0 helps companies secure critical business information whether in the office or on-the-go.”

According to IDC, from 2012 to 2013, the use of BYOD smartphones in small businesses increased from 53 percent to 88 percent2. During the same period, BYOD tablet usage increased from 30 percent to 56 percent. These trends reinforce the growing need for SMBs to adapt their security strategy and provide protection for all endpoints—from PCs and Macs, to mobile platforms.

Worry-Free Business Security 9.0 provides new features to better manage security, including:

  • Integration with Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for simplified mobile device management
  • Enhanced security policies including Remote Wipe and Device Access control capabilities to safely remove all data from BYOD devices in the event of theft or data breach
  • Support for Windows 8.1, Microsoft Exchange 2013, and improved security for Mac platforms
  • Overall usability, detection and performance improvements

To support channel partners’ business, Trend Micro offers Worry-Free Remote Manager, a cloud-based tool that provides centralized management for on-premise and hosted security customers, helping increase profitability by reducing management and service costs.

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