|[December 10, 2012]
McAfee Helps Keep Consumers Even Safer on Their Mobile Devices
SANTA CLARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
McAfee (News - Alert) today announced the release of an enhanced version of McAfee®
Mobile Security featuring App Lock, an innovative new app privacy
technology, as well as a completely refreshed user interface. The
enriched and all-inclusive security solution provides Android (News - Alert) smartphone
and tablet users with the power to ensure that the personal information
living inside their mobile apps remains personal and protected.
Some of the most commonly used apps on the Android platform such as
Facebook, LinkedIn (News - Alert) and Gmail don't necessarily require a log-in each
time they're launched. App Lock, which is now a part of McAfee's app
protection arsenal, safeguards against this privacy danger. It allows
Android users to protect installed apps against misuse by locking them
with the same PIN that's tied to their McAfee Mobile Security account.
McAfee is the first to include this feature as an integrated part of a
comprehensive mobile app privacy solution.
"From photos to emails to credit card numbers, our mobile apps hold
invaluable data that is often left unprotected and vulnerable," said Ari
Jaaksi, senior vice president and general manager, mobile engineering
and operations at McAfee. "App Lock allows consumers to block nosy
friends, thieves and hackers from invading their privacy and stealing
personal information. And for parents whose children have access to
their phones, it can be used to control which apps the little ones can
McAfee Mobile Security is the most comprehensive mobile security
solution available to Android users. In addition to App Lock, the update
includes features designed to streamline the user experience and improve
protection efficiency. A redesigned user interface provides a consistent
experience across all McAfee consumer solutions and a simple-to-use
color-coded systm that makes it even easier to scan for threats. In
addition to providing even more efficient battery usage and a compressed
file size, McAfee has also recently boosted malware detection
capabilities by 300 percent with more than 3 million apps as part of its
Global Threat Intelligence Network.
McAfee Mobile Security
McAfee Mobile Security is an all-inclusive mobile security solution that
offers protection against:
Viruses and Malware: Provides real-time protection from the
latest viruses and malware by scanning for malicious code in files,
memory cards, applications, Internet downloads and text messages. It
also blocks risky websites to protect against phishing and scams.
Theft and Loss: Backs up and restores data remotely through an
easy-to-use web portal. It also locates a lost or stolen device on a
map, remotely locks it to prevent misuse and continues to track a
device, even if the SIM is replaced.
Privacy Breaches: Reviews and reports on the privacy access
levels of an app and checks against McAfee® TrustedSource (News - Alert)™ URL
reputation database to report risky apps and blocks unwanted calls and
texts. With the newly added App Lock features, it also provides an
added layer of customizable security to protect against the use of an
app by unwanted persons.
Web Scams: Protects against web threats by blocking risky links
within SMS, email, and social networking sites. It also safeguards
against potential phishing sites, browser exploits, and malicious
quick response (QR) codes.
McAfee has nearly a decade of mobile security experience and has
protected more than 150 million devices with McAfee mobile solutions
worldwide. In a test performed by AV-Test
in March 2012, McAfee Mobile Security was just one of three
solutions that detected malware 100 percent of the time.
A free trial of McAfee Mobile Security software is available on Google
Play, and is available for purchase at $29.99 US. Current McAfee
Mobile Security subscribers can simply update their app to the new
version to enjoy the new features. McAfee Mobile Security functionality
is also available in McAfee All Access, which provides protection across
your PCs, Macs and mobile devices.
For more information on McAfee's consumer mobile security offerings,
please visit www.mcafee.com/us/mms.
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel (News - Alert) Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC),
empowers businesses, the public sector and home users, to safely
experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive
and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and
mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy,
innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global
Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping
its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com
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