McAfee VirusScan Mobile to Ship on Samsung HomeSync Boxes
SANTA CLARA, Calif., 13 November, 2013 - McAfee today announced protection for Samsung HomeSync users against the growing range of Android-based threats reaching consumers’ living rooms through Internet-connected TV and entertainment platforms. McAfee® VirusScan® Mobile software will come pre-installed in all Samsung HomeSync boxes to provide users with a secure in-home digital entertainment experience.
The Android platform has become increasingly attractive to cybercriminals because it continues to grow as the preferred place for consumers to live out their digital lives. According to the McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2013, there were nearly 18,000 new Android malware samples in the second quarter of 2013 and this rapid growth is not expected to slow down because Android users are failing to protect themselves. McAfee’s Digital Assets Survey found that only one fifth of U.S. smartphone users and 13 percent of tablet users have security software installed on their devices.
“Consumers are eager to invite new digital entertainment technologies into their home, but with these new technologies comes new security and privacy risks that aren’t being acknowledged,” said Gary Davis, vice president worldwide consumer marketing at McAfee. “We’re able to protect HomeSync customers right at the point of purchase and eliminate the opportunity for malware and other security threats to invade the in-home digital entertainment experience.”
McAfee VirusScan Mobile software is an anti-malware system that scans and cleans mobile data, preventing corruption from viruses, worms, dialers, Trojans, and other malicious code. It protects mobile devices at the most critical points of exposure and will allow all Samsung HomeSync users to enjoy their entertainment and TV experience in a safe and secure environment.
McAfee VirusScan Mobile software will be pre-installed within all Samsung HomeSync boxes globally as an independent security app at no additional cost to end users. HomeSync will also come with the option to upgrade to McAfee Mobile Security, McAfee’s comprehensive mobile security solution offering best-in-class in privacy features at $29.99 US for a 12-month subscription.
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