First Mobile Security App to Combine Antivirus, Anti-theft, Web and App Protection, Call/SMS Filtering and Protection from Potentially Unwanted Programs
SANTA CLARA, Calif., 30 January 2012 - McAfee today announced the next generation of McAfee® Mobile Security software, providing smartphone and tablet owners with more controls to preserve their privacy and protection against financial fraud, identity theft and viruses. Available now, McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 supports Google Android-based smartphones and tablets, including those running on Intel® architecture as well as BlackBerry and Symbian smartphones. New features include McAfee App Alert™, which provides important information about what apps are doing with users’ personal information. Call and SMS filtering block unwanted numbers and spam texts. The app is also powered by the McAfee Global Threat Intelligence network, which constantly analyzes global threat data to identify and quickly block new threats with over-the-air app updates.
“McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 now offers Android, BlackBerry and Symbian users definitive mobile technology to protect against the most harmful threats to mobile devices today,” said John Thode, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer, Mobile and Small Business at McAfee. “It is increasingly clear that using a smartphone without security means any sensitive information, such as photos, bank account information or company data on that mobile device is at risk of falling into the wrong hands.”
A Cisco study recently found that half of the respondents would rather lose their wallet or purse than their smartphone – a startling indication of the integral role mobile devices play in our lives. With vast amounts of personal and business data now found on phones and tablets, mobile security threats continue to increase and threaten this information. McAfee Mobile Security software helps smartphone and tablet users embrace mobile technology with the peace of mind that comes from knowing their devices and data are safe from cybercriminals.
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McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 costs $29.99 USD for new subscribers and existing McAfee Mobile Security subscribers can download the updated software for free. For more information or to download a trial of McAfee Mobile Security 2.0, go to http://home.mcafee.com/store/mobile-security.
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