There has been a rapid rise in the number of smartphone and tablet owners. With newer and advanced technologies introduced, McAfee has decided to offer its next generation Mobile Security software. The new software is aimed at providing users more control, privacy and protection of devices against viruses, theft and other malicious activities. McAfee puts forth the Mobile Security 2.0 that supports Android enabled smartphones and tablets along with Symbian and Blackberry devices. The set of new features are inclusive of McAfee App Alert, Call and SMS filtering and it is also powered by the McAfee Global Threat Intelligence network.
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“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.”
McAfee Mobile Security software also claims to provide a complete anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-phishing protection. It aims at protecting users from potentially unwanted programs. The McAfee SiteAdvisor safeguards against Web threats by blocking links within SMS, e-mail and social networking sites that appear to be risky. It also protects against potential phishing sites, browser exploits and malicious quick response (QR) codes.
The Device Lock ability prevents misuse of the phone owner’s personal data by offering features like remote lock and remotely wiping the data from the phone and the removable memory card. It can backup and restore data on demand, on a schedule, or even before wiping a missing smartphone, and the restore the data on a new device. The smartphone can be tracked and located, even in case of theft and use a remote alarm to make it scream. It adds app protection with McAfee App Alert, Call and SMS Filtering, and Online Management.
McAfee Mobile Security 2.0 is priced at $29.99 USD (approx Rs. 1,477) for new subscribers, while existing McAfee Mobile Security subscribers can download the updated version for free.
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