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Posted On: 21 February 2009 12:51 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Two firms jointly launch software to fight web scam

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Two leading Internet-based companies, Cisco and Trend Micro, have joined forces to help residents fight the Internet scam recently pervading in Qatar. Trend Micro, an Internet security software, recently teamed up with Cisco a much patronised wireless router, to help keep families safe from the onslaught of Internet scam. The partnership between the two companies was recently introduced to the local market at a time when a resident became a victim to a hacker while using her Yahoo Messenger prompting Qtel to step up its drive to fight such emerging high-tech crime. According to Mohammad Hoda, director of Emerging Markets, Cisco Consumer Business Group, the multi-layered security offering developed by Cisco and Trend Micro helps provide network protection for family PCs and other home-network devices, such as online game consoles, Wi-Fi enabled phones and personal media players. “Our leading Internet security software paired with top-of-the-line Linksys by Cisco routers delivers a powerful solution for home network security,” said Carol Carpenter, vice president of global marketing for Trend Micro’s consumer business unit. The collaboration has led to the introduction of Home Network Defender, an Internet security service from Trend Micro that features Safe Web Surfing capabilities, parental controls and user-activity reporting embedded on select Linksys by Cisco wireless-N home routers. Home Network Defender helps to detect and eradicate Web threats such as online fraud, scams, phishing schemes, predators and viruses before they enter the home network. “Home Network Defender helps provide revolutionary, not evolutionary, protection from Internet threats before they reach the home while increasing awareness for parents of the activities specific to each family member,” Hoda said. With tools from Trend Micro to identify malicious Web sites and content at the router level, Home Network Defender redefines online freedom and security for the entire family, helping parents to manage individual network activity from both within and outside the home.