Trend Micro Security has announced new security apps for Windows 8, which, in my humble opinion, are long overdue to keep our computers, and our Internet use safer. This blog has no affiliation with Trend Micro.
The three apps available for download through the Windows Store are: “Trend Micro™ SafeGuard, is a tablet- optimized web browser with built-in security technology for use with Windows 8. Users will enjoy a browsing experience that includes Safe Search Results ratings on major search engines like Bing, Google, and Yahoo, as well as social networking security on leading sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+. In a recent survey conducted by Trend Micro with consumers in the US, Australia and UK, 55% of respondants said that they were likely to look for a browser that included security plug-ins like those included in SafeGuard. Trend Micro’s SafeGuard is always free for download in the Windows Store and is also included in Titanium subscriptions.
Trend Micro’s Go Everywhere app will also be released through the Windows Store. A simple-to-use solution that will help protect Windows 8 tablet PCs from loss or theft, Trend Micro’s Go Everywhere includes functionality that will locate tablets with just one click. Whether the missing device was misplaced on a user’s travels or as nearby as the cushions of their couch, Trend Micro Go Everywhere allows them to locate their device using a worldwide Google map, or by quickly sounding a one minute alarm. Either way, Trend Micro has got users covered on their Windows 8 tablets and PCs. The beta version of the app is available for a limited time free in the Windows Store, and is also available to Titanium Maximum Security subscribers free of charge.
Trend Micro’s DirectPass, coming soon, will feature a new free app in the Windows Store, as well as a compatible version of DirectPass for Windows 8 desktops. Perfect for synced password protection and management across both environments, DirectPass helps make saving passwords online easy by encrypting saved passwords and helping provide an extra layer of security for banking and financial transactions. Among its key features, Trend Micro DirectPass provides in-the-cloud synchronization across multiple devices, making password management easy while in the office, at home, or on the road.”
Just the Safe Search Results ratings are a welcome addition to available security apps. Being warned of a malicious website before entering it will save many Internet users’ computers from being infected with dangerous malware.
Reference: Sacramento Bee.com article
Be very careful…it’s dangerous out there.
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