Smart Perimeter Feature Links Devices to Alert Users of Theft or Loss
SANTA CLARA, Calif., – June 11, 2013 – Today, McAfee released Smart Perimeter, as part of the new McAfee® Mobile Innovations app, which provides enhanced protection for consumers against lost or theft of mobile devices. Smart Perimeter thwarts this activity by creating a perimeter that allows devices to track each other and alerts the user immediately when their Android smartphone or tablet moves out of the pre-defined range created among devices.*
The Smart Perimeter feature, created jointly by Intel and McAfee, solves challenges associated with multi-device growth1. The McAfee Mobile Innovations app is a free application that is available today in the Google Play marketplace https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mcafee.mmi&feature=search_result#?t=W10.
According to recent research2, 60% of US consumers own a smartphone and 39% own a tablet, and half of consumers say they would rather lose their purse or wallet than their smartphone. Despite that fact, a mere 20% of multiple device owners have security software on their smartphones and even fewer (13%) have security on their tablet.
“The McAfee Mobile Innovations app will help us to obtain users’ input on device and web security, as well as strengthen anti-theft and privacy measures to protect personal data,” said Lianne Caetano, director of consumer mobile product marketing at McAfee.
The suite of capabilities in McAfee Mobile Innovations app today addresses a variety of threats to users on mobile devices. Features include:
The McAfee Mobile Innovations features are currently in public beta in English and will allow users to test and provide feedback via email or community forum to the McAfee Mobile Security team in order to shape and enhance future versions of the app.
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*Note: All of the devices need to be software compatible and have access to wireless networks. Runs on Android devices running version 4.0 and higher.”
1 Source: Connected Intelligence Connected Home Report from The NPD Group, March 2013
2 Source: McAfee Digital Assets Study, May 2013
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