McAfee Mobile Protection for Consumers Voted No. 1 Tool of Choice
SANTA CLARA, Calif., November 18, 2010 - McAfee (NYSE: MFE) today announced that McAfee® WaveSecure for Android was named Software of the Year 2010 by Softwareload, Deutsche Telekom’s software download portal. Nearly 30,000 U.K. software fans voted online for their favorite PC software and mobile apps during October and November 2010 and WaveSecure for Android was chosen as the winner in the Tools category.
“This is the first time we’ve run our Software of the Year Awards in the U.K. and we’re delighted that they fired the imagination of so many people – almost 30,000 voted in the end,” said Dirk Lebzien, head of Softwareload. “It’s interesting to note that audio software, mobile tools and freeware were the areas which generated the most competition. It’s apparent that when it comes to PC software and mobile applications these are the areas that people are most passionate about.”
“Device loss is the most worrisome and likely security incident that consumer mobile users face today,” said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president and general manager of consumer and mobile security, McAfee. “The WaveSecure security service for consumers allows users complete protection and control of their mobile device, anytime and anywhere. We’re honored that Softwareload readers value this technology and chose it as their favorite tool.”
If a phone is lost, the WaveSecure service lets users remotely locate the phone and pinpoint its location via the McAfee WaveSecure web portal or through SMS. If the phone's been stolen, they can remotely lock it and/or wipe all of the personal data from the device and its external memory cards. The phone will automatically go into lock-down mode if it is used with an unauthorized wireless account and inform a user’s emergency contact of its location. WaveSecure locked phones show a permanent message on the screen explaining how to return the phone to its owner. The application also lets users automatically back up all of the data stored on their phones including text messages and address books.
Softwareload’s U.K. Software of the Year Awards 2010 nominations were carefully selected by a panel of experts, including freelance technology journalists Gordon Kelly and Adrian Bridgwater, Web User magazine’s technology reviews editor Andy Shaw and Softwareload’s international business development manager Daniel Eder.
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