BlackBerry Expands App Protection

— February 04, 2013

BlackBerry is working with Trend Micro Incorporated, a cloud security provider, to expand its protection against malware and privacy issues related to third-party applications.


As part of a multi-level and phased approach for addressing privacy implications and security concerns, BlackBerry will incorporate the Trend Micro Mobile Application Reputation Service with its current internal, proprietary system for analyzing applications.

With the cloud-based service, both current and new applications submitted to the BlackBerry World storefront will be scanned for potential malicious behavior.
 
“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.

Trend Micro has scanned and evaluated over two million mobile applications. Mobile Application Reputation Service is Trend Micro’s next generation cloud-based technology for mobile operating systems that analyzes application code and behavior to identify risks from malware and data leaks. It also detects the abuse of battery, memory, and data resources.

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