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Trend Micro's 'Worry Free' Protection Covers Macs, Email

Version 7 of the security company's SMB solution extends the product's coverage to Mac clients and to confidential information in company email.

Version 7 of the security company's SMB solution extends the product's coverage to Mac clients and to confidential information in company email.Trend Micro calls its SMB-oriented security solution "Worry-Free Business Security" and touts the speed and effectiveness it gets from its client-cloud architecture. Rather than putting the whole protection burden on each computer, Worry-Free Business Security relies on data on a security server communicating with Trend Micro's cloud service to, allegedly, block threats before they reach the end user's PCs.

The latest version of the solution adds integrated Mac client protection. That lets companies with a mixed Mac and Windows operating environment configure and manage the security of their Macs from a single console without requiring a separate purchase.

The Advanced version of Worry-Free Business Security 7 also adds increased email data loss prevention. (Data loss ranked among SMBs' main security concerns in a recent Trend Micro survey.) In a company with a Microsoft Exchange email server, the product can filter out spam- and malware-bearing messages. And with or without an Exchange server, companies can add webmail URLs to a blacklist to prevent employees from accessing them.

Finally, the Advanced version also beef up its control of USB devices. The product could already block malware carried by such devices, but now companies can lock down acess to USB ports altogether to keep sensitive data from being copied to flash drives or other easily-lost devices.

Pricing for the Standard Edition ranges from $16.83 to $37.75 per computer per year, depending on the number of computers protected and the length of the license. The Advanced Edition, with email and USB protection, runs from $25.31 to $62.02 per computer per year.

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