Singapore, 9th July 2019 – Trend Micro today announces its new product for Singapore consumers - Trend Micro Home Network Security - providing protection against network intrusions, web threats and identity theft for every device connected to the internet at home. Home Network Security also includes parental control features that provide a safer internet for children and gives parents the ability to manage family internet usage.
Today, one in five (20%) Singaporean homes is equipped with smart, connected devices – a number that is predicted to grow to one in three (32%) by 20231. Most of these devices in smart homes are not protected from network attacks, web threats and other risks, and provide cybercriminals with new avenues for cybercriminals to attack consumers. In 2018 alone, 879 million cyberattacks were conducted through home network routers globally. Singapore ranked 8th most likely to be affected by cyberattacks out of 226 countries2.
Trend Micro Home Network Security offers a new layer of protection for the home network and internet connected devices like game consoles, smart TVs, security cameras, smartphones and tablets, and smart home gadgets.
Tim Falinski, consumer director for Trend Micro in APAC, said these findings highlighted the growing need for stronger security across all devices accessing the internet at home.
“The rise in popularity of smart devices means homes are now more connected than ever. Families are using all types of gadgets to access the internet at home, and kids today stay on the internet for longer periods of time. While traditional devices such as laptops and home PCs are usually protected by security software, these new smart home devices are often forgotten and can be a huge security risk for families,” said Falinski.
Bernice Kwok, Chief Operating Officer for Harvey Norman Singapore added: “Security plays an important part of the complete package for any new smart device sale. With the increasing connectivity of the smart home, it has become essential for customers to have a compatible security solution, such as Trend Micro Home Network Security, to help keep their smart devices at home secure.”
Trend Micro Home Network Security also comes with parental control features that allow parents to:
Availability and price
Trend Micro Home Network Security is available in Singapore from mid-July online and at Harvey Norman stores at $299 RRP (includes Home Network Security station and two-year subscription).
Trend Micro recommends that Home Network Security be used in conjunction with Trend Micro Maximum Security for all devices.
For more information on Home Network Security visit https://shop.sg.trendmicro-apac.com/homenetworksecurity/
About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, helps to make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Its innovative solutions for consumers, businesses and governments provide layered security for data centres, cloud environments, networks and endpoints. All Trend Micro products work together to seamlessly share threat intelligence and provide a connected threat defence with centralised visibility and control, enabling better, faster protection. With more than 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries and the world’s most advanced global threat intelligence, Trend Micro enables organisations to secure their journey to the cloud. For more information, visit www.trendmicro.com.sg
1 Statista, April 2019 https://www.statista.com/outlook/279/124/smart-home/singapore
2 Trend Micro Smart Home Network Report 2018