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More security coming to BlackBerry World

If you're a big BlackBerry fan that's looking forward to getting your hands on a BlackBerry 10 smartphone, you will be able to look forward to increased security in the near future. BlackBerry announced this week that it's working with Trend Micro to expand the protection that it already offers to users against malware and other privacy issues.

BlackBerry says that part of its multi-level approach to address the privacy and security concerns of BlackBerry users will include the incorporation of the Trend Micro Mobile Application Reputation Service. The Trend Micro application is cloud-based and works for both current and new applications submitted to BlackBerry World.

"BlackBerry is working with Trend Micro to implement a more robust approach for addressing privacy and security concerns related to third-party applications," said Adrian Stone, Director, BlackBerry Security Response and Threat Analysis at BlackBerry.  

"The volume of malicious and high-risk mobile apps are on the rise across the industry, which is why we applaud BlackBerry's commitment to protecting their customers against these emerging mobile threats," said Kevin Simzer, Vice President of Corporate Development and Alliances, Trend Micro. "With the speed that cybercriminals are targeting new platforms and applications, Trend Micro and BlackBerry's strategic collaboration is natural and timely for the security of end users. Together, the two companies can further secure and enhance BlackBerry customers' mobile experience."


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Trend Micro says that it has scanned and evaluated over 2 million mobile applications using its reputation service. The cloud software analyzes application code in behavior to identify risks from malware and data leaks. The application also protects against the abuse of battery power, memory, and data resources.

Source: BlackBerry





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