McAfee VirusScan Mobile Protects Android-based Devices against a Wide Range of Malware
TOKYO, – June 22, 2011 – McAfee Co., Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of McAfee, today announced that NTT DOCOMO (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo: President and Chief Executive Officer: Ryuji Yamada) will provide McAfee VirusScan® Mobile as an exclusive offering for NTT DOCOMO users of Android smartphones.
“McAfee, who already protects more than 180 million mobile devices worldwide, began working with NTT DOCOMO in 2004 to deliver Japan’s first mobile antivirus software for NTT DOCOMO FOMA devices,” said Todd Gebhart, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Consumer, Mobile & Small Business, McAfee. “We’re excited to now provide NTT DOCOMO users with the first security solution for their NTT DOCOMO Android smartphones. Through this partnership, McAfee aims to further elevate its mobile business in Japan and continue to provide consumers with a real-time defense against emerging threats that target these devices, mobile services and mobile content.”
McAfee VirusScan Mobile software alerts mobile device users about viruses and malicious applications by scanning and cleaning files, emails, installer packages, Internet downloads, text and MMS messages, and attachments. The automatic update feature ensures devices are always protected from the latest threats. The software also requires minimal mobile computing and memory resources, allowing NTT DOCOMO users to access their devices’ functions without interruption and to ensure their critical communication features are always working.
The VirusScan Mobile software for Android devices will be made available from NTT DOCOMO on July 1st under the security service, “DOCOMO Anshin Scan powered by McAfee.” NTT DOCOMO Android device users can download the security service from the Android Market Webstore.
McAfee provides security to all types of mobile devices, ranging from consumer products to business solutions.
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