Trend Micro Mobile Security TMMS v5.1
Strengths: Well-rounded product that is priced well for the features.
Weaknesses: No RIM/BlackBerry support.
Verdict: Nice solution for portable device security. Delivers a feature-rich set of tools for securing portable devices. For performance and value, we make this our Best Buy.
SummaryTrend Micro Mobile Security TMMS v5.1 protects smartphones from data loss, infections and attacks. Part of a central enterprise console, Trend Micro's OfficeScan v8, it can also manage desktop protection. Trend Micro OfficeScan protects enterprise networks from malware, network viruses, web-based threats, spyware and mixed threat attacks. OfficeScan consists of a client program that resides at the endpoint, and a server program that manages all clients.
The tool comes in two flavors. The standard version provides firewall, intrusion detection, anti-virus and centralized management. An advanced version adds encryption and authentication capabilities. We tested the advanced version. This delivers encryption and authentication to provide data integrity and protection against lost or stolen devices. Also included is anti-malware, firewall, IDS and a lock management feature for controlling phone options, such as Wi-Fi, cameras and GPS. TMMS supports most Windows Mobile and Symbian devices, though there's currently no support for RIM/BlackBerry.
The Mobile Security management module is a plug-in program on the Mobile Security Management server that enables users to control mobile device agents from the OfficeScan web console. Although it sounds confusing, the software was very easy to load.
We were pleased with the management interface. Managing and viewing log data was easy. Reporting was not very robust other than what was available through the log viewer.
Basic support comes with the product and includes 24/7 phone and email access. Software maintenance is available for an additional fee. The documentation was detailed and complete and provided us with everything we needed to load and manage the product.
This solution provided everything we were looking for in a portable security solution. It is easy to use and manage and priced attractively.