New version of Sophos’ free Android security app
By Digital News Asia August 16, 2013
- New Sophos Mobile Security helps protect against data loss and unexpected costs
- Offered for free in Google Play; also integrates with its MDM and security solution
AS more consumers and businesses purchase Android smartphones and tablets, it’s no surprise that more such apps are now associated with security risks and privacy issues.
According to recent industry research, 80% of Android apps exhibit at least one risky behavior, security solutions provider Sophos said in a statement.
Sophos has introduced the latest version of its free Android security app, Sophos Mobile Security 3.0, its full-featured mobile security and antivirus application.
“If Android malware risks weren’t enough, Android device loss and theft are an enormous issue, especially considering that more than 100 cellphones are lost or stolen every minute just in the United States alone,” said Thomas Lippert, senior product manager, mobile, Sophos.
“Mobile malware leads to data loss and unexpected cost issues, while actual device loss and theft leads to potentially much worse,” he added. “Either way, it’s imperative for users to ensure their devices are protected.”
New features include:
- Application protection: Protects the start of selected applications with a password, meaning you can let others use your phone without risking your corporate data security. You can protect your settings or Google Play app and any other mobile application.
Faster scanning: Significantly improves scan speed by leveraging the power of multi- core phones
- Web protection: Blocks access to malicious or phishing websites, so you can access the Internet worry-free
Sophos Mobile Security is offered for free in Google Play.
Optionally, Sophos Mobile Security can integrate into the company’s flagship mobile device management and security solution, Sophos Mobile Control, providing full central management and integration into the compliance enforcement engine.
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