Trend Micro has released a new mobile application for gaming enthusiasts in India. The app, however, focusses on making gaming experience safer by reducing risks from malware and malicious apps. Trend Micro has tied up with mobile game developers from India – CreatioSoft, Tuttifruitti Interactive and Gamania – and around Asia to set up what its calls a 'Safe Gaming Alliance'.
Called Dr Safety, the app comes with features such as Secure Certified Games Recommendation, Anti-disturbance - blocks unwanted contact with whitelists and blacklists of phone numbers, Anti-phishing - blocks malicious websites including phishing and fake bank sites and Safeguard privacy - identifies which apps collect and steal your personal info using the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network.
Dr Safety is available for download on the Google Play store. The app supports English, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (Traditional), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese.
“It is anticipated that India will have more smartphone owners by the end of 2014 than there are people living in Australia, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan and United Kingdom combined. This is driving the rapid growth of the mobile app market in India, as more local and international developers expand into India. Mobile gaming will become a key focus area and cybercriminals are bound to capitalize on this growing sector. By working with local partners such as CreatioSoft, Tuttifruitti Interactive and Gamania, we can offer a trusted and secure platform for consumers in India, creating a safer mobile gaming environment for the entire ecosystem,” says Terrence Tang, Senior Director of Consumer Business, Asia Pacific, Trend Micro.