As the popularity of smartphone usage increases, so does the prevalence of mobile security threats, which include Android malware, which is soaring in number every year. Trend Micro, a global leader in security software and solutions committed to providing the best mobile security for consumers, recently announced a partnership agreement with ASUS, whereby ASUS will preload Trend Micro’s Dr. Safety app on its latest ASUSTM ZenFone 2 smartphones to help protect users from account fraud, privacy risks, phishing, lost devices, and unwanted contact, plus a feature that recommends safe mobile games for users.
Dr. Safety features AV-TEST certified mobile security technology which, according to an AV-TEST November 2014 evaluation, detected 100% of a representative set of malicious apps over a four week period. It offers the best mobile security protection, seamless gaming experience, and a list of recommended games that have been tested for their security, allowing ASUS ZenFone 2 users to enjoy a safe, easy, joyful, and seamless mobile security experience with an additional layer of protection.
As mobile threats have been proliferating at an alarming rate, there is also a general lack of security awareness among mobile device users. This demands more effective joint efforts among vendors to create robust protection against mobile threats. Thus, to counter the actions of cybercriminals, who are increasingly focusing on Android OS, Trend Micro introduces Dr. Safety app, offering the most comprehensive security protection for Android users.
Leveraging on Trend Micro’s active protection from the cloud, it analyzes the behaviors of mobile apps in real-time and helps block privacy breaches caused by malicious apps, websites, and text messages. Users will be able to protect their invaluable data assets on lost devices by enabling the anti-theft protection feature online via a web browser. The nine safeguarding features in Dr. Safety include: Security Threat Scan, Privacy Risk Scan, Lost Device Protection, Safe Web Surfing, Call & SMS Filter, Social Media Privacy Advisor, Apps & Games, Dr. Safety Level and My Notifications.
There are three ways to download the free Dr. Safety app:
1. Go to Google Play store and search for “Dr. Safety”
2. Scan the QR Code and download the app in three seconds
3. Visit Trend Micro Fan Club for details at https://www.facebook.com/trendmicrotaiwan
As a pioneer in mobile security, Trend Micro hopes that more device makers will acknowledge the importance of mobile security and offer consumers a first line of defense right in their devices.