Free mobile security for consumers from McAfee
By Digital News Asia March 6, 2014
- Full-featured free protection for any Android and iOS mobile device
- Part of Intel initiative to make security part of consumer experience
SECURITY specialist McAfee has announced a full-featured version of its award-winning McAfee Mobile Security is now available at no cost in 30 languages, as part of an Intel Corporation initiative to make security a more integrated part of the consumer experience.
The free version of McAfee’s security app for Android includes enhanced protection features and, for the first time, unlocks security extensions for Intel-based mobile devices, making it the most comprehensive free mobile solution for consumers on the market, McAfee said in a statement.
The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intel, also recently launched McAfee Mobile Security for iOS, which is also available free of charge.
Earlier this year at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel chief executive officer Brian Krzanich announced plans to offer elements of McAfee’s award-winning security solutions for mobile devices for free, and this announcement is an important milestone in that plan, McAfee said.
“We live in an unprecedented era of always-connected devices, where security and privacy protection are fundamental,” said John Giamatteo, senior vice president and general manager, McAfee consumer business.
“With free access to our award-winning mobile security product, consumers are free to experience everything this connected world has to offer, without fear of their personal information being compromised,” he added.
McAfee Mobile Security is available for immediate download in the Google Play Store.
According to McAfee’s findings from the 2014 Love, Relationships & Technology survey, consumers are sharing and storing more information than ever, without taking the necessary steps to protect their mobile devices.
With privacy and identity in mind, McAfee Mobile Security for Android is designed to prevent privacy invasions, data loss, identity theft and device disappearances. It includes anti-theft, antivirus, app protection, Web protection, call and SMS filtering, the company said.
McAfee also recently launched McAfee® Mobile Security for iOS devices, featuring a number of comprehensive protection options previously available only to Android users.
Available for free, the software provides iPhone and iPad users with a secure vault for private content, secure camera, jailbreak detection, backup capabilities and more.
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