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 (TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) 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.
Since November 2007, Trend Micro has been offering "Trend Micro Kids Safety" and "Trend Micro Web Security" for PlayStation'3. Trend Micro extended these services to the PSP' (PlayStation'Portable) in April 2009. For more information on PlayStation Vita, please visit http://us.playstation.com/psvita.
Pricing and Availability 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. Additional information is available at www.trendmicro.com/psvita,
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