Protection Beyond the PC: Trend Micro Extends Web Security Services to PlayStation®Vita; Available in the United Kingdom and Worldwide.

PlayStation®Vita users receive instant, cloud-based, real-time protection against online threats and inappropriate content from security leader Trend Micro. 

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Marlow, UK - February 27, 2012 - Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704, #TrendMicro), a global cloud security leader, today announced that the company has extended its collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) and is now offering two web security services -- “Trend Micro Kids Safety” and “Trend Micro Web Security” -- for PlayStation®Vita, the first portable entertainment system from SCE with 3G network connectivity.

These two services leverage Trend Micro’s URL filtering and web reputation technologies, respectively. URL filtering prevents inappropriate websites from being accessed; web reputation blocks PlayStation Vita users from accidentally visiting a website that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data such as bank account information, and credit card numbers. Web reputation is one of the main components of the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ infrastructure, a cloud-client security infrastructure that checks the security of more than five billion URL, email and file queries daily. With the Smart Protection Network, PlayStation Vita users receive instant, real-time protection against malicious websites and Internet fraud.

Both services, which are already available in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, will coincide with the releases of PS Vita in North America, South America, EMEA and select countries in Asia.

Since November 2007, Trend Micro has been offering “Trend Micro Kids Safety” and “Trend Micro Web Security” for PlayStation®3. Trend Micro extended these services to the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) in April 2009. For more information on PlayStation Vita, please visit http://eu.playstation.com/psvita

Pricing and Availability
Purchased separately, each individual service for UK users is £14.95 per year; purchased together, the cost is £24.95 per year. Trend Micro is also offering a free 90-day trial version. Additional information is available at www.trendmicro.com/psvita


About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704), a global leader in security software, strives to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Our solutions for consumers, Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ provide layered content security to protect information on mobile devices, endpoints, gateways, servers and the cloud. Trend Micro enables the smart protection of information, with innovative security technology that is simple to deploy and manage, and fits an evolving ecosystem. Leveraging these solutions, organizations can protect their end users, their evolving data center and cloud resources, and their information threatened by sophisticated targeted attacks.

All of solutions are powered by cloud-based global threat intelligence, the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™, and are supported by over 1,200 threat experts around the globe.

For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com/en_gb/. Or follow our news on Twitter at @TrendMicroUK.