Monday, February 16, 2009

Cisco to Offer Trend Micro's Home Network Defender Service

Cisco has integrated Trend Micro's Internet security software into Linksys by Cisco wireless routers. This multi-layered security offering 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.

The 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.

The Home Network Defender is a software service with an MSRP of US$59.99 for the yearly service with a 30-day complimentary trial.