The Carphone Warehouse Combats Cyber-Crime with Trend Micro

20 octobre 2021 Pierre Perrin-Monlouis

Cloud-based solution designed to protect laptops and mobile devices

London, UK – 2nd June 2009 – Trend Micro, a global leader in internet content security, today announced that it has been selected as the exclusive content security solution at The Carphone Warehouse, Europe’s leading independent retailer of mobile phones. As part of the agreement, Trend Micro Internet Security Pro will be available immediately to The Carphone Warehouse customers via all of its UK stores and its online sales operation on purchases of mobile phones, laptops and smartphones.

“At Trend Micro we believe in making our highly effective content security readily available throughout the UK, giving consumers increased protection wherever they are and on whatever device they’re using to access the internet”, said Anthony O’Mara, Vice President at Trend Micro EMEA. “We’re excited to be The Carphone Warehouse’s exclusive content security partner and we are confident that this relationship will provide customers with increased protection from cybercriminal activity”.

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro has been specifically designed to keep consumers’ data and personal information protected from online threats. The cloud-based solution features robust smartphone security, which uses advanced encryption technology to prevent data theft, block viruses and SMS, as well as fighting malware designed to extract sensitive data from a smartphone. With internet adoption rates driven by mobile broadband becoming more widespread, Trend Micro anticipates a rise in cybercriminal activity in this area. Additionally, recent Police statistics suggest that over 800,000 mobile devices are reported stolen annually in the UK. Last year also saw an unprecedented growth in the number and sophistication of computer threats. Trend Micro is now recording 1,500 unique malware samples per hour (up from 600 a month in 2004) and predicts that this will rise to 26,500 per hour by 2015.

Andrew Harrison, UK CEO of The Carphone Warehouse said: “Our customers are increasingly using portable devices to carry and share important and confidential corporate and personal information. As a responsible retailer, we want to ensure that they have best in class data security to protect them from cybercrime. Many people are unaware that their smartphone is exposed to the same security risks as their PC or laptop when surfing the web. Trend Micro’s solution ensures that our customers can be reassured that whatever device they are using to access the internet, they will be protected.”


Notes to Editors
• Trend Internet Security Pro 2009 is powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network, a cloud-client security infrastructure that correlates web and email threat data by using reputation technologies that compare threats against in-the-cloud threat databases. Available now online and in The Carphone Warehouse stores across the UK, Carphone Warehouse customers will receive a discounted price of £24.99 when purchasing Trend Internet Security Pro 2009 with any laptop

• The Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent retailer with over 820 stores across the UK

• Available from The Carphone Warehouse stores or via and 0800 925 925

About Trend Micro
Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in Internet content security, focuses on securing the exchange of digital information for businesses and consumers. A pioneer and industry vanguard, Trend Micro is advancing integrated threat management technology to protect operational continuity, personal information, and property from malware, spam, data leaks and the newest Web threats. Visit TrendWatch at to learn more about the latest threats. Trend Micro’s flexible solutions, available in multiple form factors, are supported 24/7 by threat intelligence experts around the globe. Many of these solutions are powered by the Trend Micro Smart Protection Network, a next generation cloud-client content security infrastructure designed to protect customers from Web threats. A transnational company, with headquarters in Tokyo, Trend Micro’s trusted security solutions are sold through its business partners worldwide. Please visit

About The Carphone Warehouse
The Carphone Warehouse has over 820 stores nationwide
Stockist details: or from The Carphone Warehouse Direct Sales on 0800 925 925. The Carphone Warehouse is the largest independent mobile phone retailer in the world with 2,400 stores operating across 10 markets. The company is committed to offering impartial and expert advice on the widest range of the latest product plus unbeatable, aftersales care.

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