Trend Micro extended its collaboration with Sony and is now offering two web security services – “Trend Micro Kids Safety” and “Trend Micro Web Security” – for the portable entertainment system PlayStation Vita.
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.
Purchased separately, each individual service is US$19.99 per year; purchased together, the cost is US$34.99 per year. Trend Micro is also offering a free 90-day trial version.