Trend Micro has released the latest version of its Worry Free security suite for small and medium sized businesses that lack the resources for dedicated IT security.
The Worry Free platform is built to be configured once and managed infrequently, the firm claimed, and the latest version adds support for Exchange servers and Mac OS X systems.
Dal Gemmell, director of small business product marketing at Trend Micro, told V3.co.uk that the decision to add Mac support was down to the increased uptake of Apple systems in business environments.
"It's not so much the protection that is different, because Mac anti-virus has been out for a number of years," he said. "But as a small business how do you protect both of these without increasing complexity?"
The update also includes anti-spam and data loss protection, reflecting an increased demand for sophisticated protection by small businesses, according to Gemmell.
Trend Micro believes that malware writers and cyber criminals are stepping up their focus on small companies, which are seeking higher levels of security protection.
The trick, Gemmell explained, is to add protection while still making the product easy to manage.
"Small business owners do not want to manage security on a day-to-day basis. If they don't have to look at it or touch it they're happy," he said. "We know that these folks have better things to do with their time."
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