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Trend Micro releases first Internet security for gaming systems

Trend Micro Total Web Security Service for PLAYSTATION*3 Available Worldwide
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> Free "Trend Micro Web Security for PS3TM" to be provided as the first*1
> service built for a gaming system to block malicious Web sites using URL
> filtering combined with Web reputation
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> Tokyo, Japan - November 7, 2007 - Trend Micro, Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a
> leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software, today
> announced a new total Web security service for PLAYSTATION*3 (hereinafter
> referred to as PS3TM) released by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
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> Trend Micro Web Security for PS3 is expected to be available on November 8,
> and will be free of charge until the end of April 2008*2. This service is
> the first globally supported Web security service for a home game system. The
> service provision starts on November 8 as part of PS3's system software
> update version 2.00 for PS3s sold worldwide with the user interface in 16
> languages*3.
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> Overview of "Trend Micro Web Security for PS3"
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> Home game systems with Web site browsing capabilities will continue to
> proliferate, and Web browsing via a game console is expected to become more
> and more popular. With the growing trend, users may also become more
> susceptible to malicious Web sites through the game system, or may have a
> chance to become the victim of cybercrime that targets monetary transactions
> such as shopping, banking, and securities trading through Web sites.
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> This service is developed as a module especially for PS3 using Trend Micro's
> own Web reputation and URL filtering technology. By using this service, a
> wide range of PS3 users can feel safe to browse the Internet.
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> ” Function: Blocks malicious and harmful websites
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> Access to websites that are classified into specific categories (Adult/Sex,
> Alcohol/Tobacco, Crime, Cults/The Occult, Gambling, Hacking/Proxy Avoidance,
> Illegal Drugs, Sex Education, Violence/Hate/Racism, Weapons/Military, etc.)
> can be blocked simply by going to the PS3 Internet Browser menu,*4 selecting
> "Tool," and then selecting "Trend Micro Web Security for PS3 " from "Browser
> Security." A password will be needed.
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> ” Blocking Mechanism: Web reputation combined with URL filtering
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> When a website is accessed from PS3 , Trend Micro in-the-cloud databases are
> looked up. The URL filtering database classifies Web sites into categories,
> and the Web reputation database is highly immediate in evaluating Web pages,
> domains and IP addresses. By using both capabilities together, malicious Web
> pages and Web sites that were previously difficult to handle only with URL
> filtering can also be blocked.
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> ” Service provision begins on: November 8, 2007
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> The service is provided by updating the PS3 system software to Version 2.00,
> available starting on November 8.
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> ” Service Charge: The service will be provided free of charge until the end
> of April 2008*5.
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> Footnotes
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> *1 Source: Trend Micro. The first total web security service combining URL
> filtering & Web reputation.
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> *2 It will be provided free of charge until the end of April on a trial
> basis. The date and method to switch to a pay service and the price will be
> announced as soon as a decision is made.
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> *3 Same as PS3 language support.
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> *4 The categories to be blocked are predetermined. Users cannot select a
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> *5 The service will be provided free of charge until the end of April on a
> trial basis. The date and method to switch to a pay service and the price
> will be announced as soon as a decision is made. For service overview, see
> http://webclassify.trendmicro.com

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