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Trend Micro intros cloud-based security for netbooks

The arrival of the software, which sells for £39.99, is quite timely, Infosecurity notes, as the vast majority of new netbooks now come with Windows 7 starter edition pre-installed and many of the existing IT security applications sold in stores are not Windows 7 compatible.

That situation is changing, but the result is the IT security software – for example, McAfee Security Suite, which ships with several ISP's broadband modems, such as those from O2 – are incompatible with Windows 7.

According to Trend Micro, Titanium Security provides powerful protection against viruses and spyware. Using the latest scanning technology, the software is billed as automatically finding and removing malware, including viruses, spyware, phishing and pharming attempts.

The IT security vendor says that the package also blocks untrustworthy links from activating in emails or instant messages.

Despite its sophisticated security, Titanium is billed as remaining light on the device's memory, and does not frustrate users by slowing down their netbooks when browsing the internet, or sending or receiving email.

Trend says that it has signed a bundling deal with Asus to shop the software on all its Eee-PC netbooks as a standard feature.

John Swatton, a marketing specialist with Asus, said that netbooks are often used to surf the internet and many people may not be aware of precautions they need to take to protect themselves against online threats.

"Low computing power also means savvy netbook users may shut down critical security programs to boost speed. Titanium runs in the background providing comprehensive, up-to-date protection against online threats without slowing down the system", he said.

Over at Trend Micro, meanwhile, Anthony O'Mara, vice president of EMEA with the company said that Trend identified that, for everyday tasks such as email and surfing the web, netbook users need easy-to-install, easy-to-use powerful protection that automatically detects and removes the latest viruses and spyware.

Trend Micro, he said, has responded to that need with Titanium, while Asus' decision to protect its netbooks with the solution is an industry endorsement that validates the firm's position in the IT security marketplace.

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