McAfee Offers Protection for Android-powered Mobile Devices
Article by George Norman
On 03 May 2010
McAfee, company that specializes in providing security software solutions for home and business users, is now taking on the Google-developed Android operating system. The Santa Clara-based company has announced that its McAfee VirusScan Mobile security software solution can protect Android-powered devices from malware, it can secure the user’s personal information, and it can ensure critical communication functions work while the user is on the go. The security software solution automatically updates itself, thus providing immediate protection for the most recently uncovered threats.

In a press release, McAfee announced that McAfee VirusScan Mobile has been rolled out to Android and Windows Mobile-based smartphones from SK Telecom in Korea. All SK Telecom customers can download the antimalware application from TStore, SK Telecom’s mobile application store. With more than 20 million mobile subscribers, SK Telecom holds the lion’s share of the market in South Korea (bigger than 50% to be more precise).

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According to McAfee, cyber criminals will definitely take a closer look at mobile internet access and mobile service usage as it continues to rapidly grow. Security breaches will become inevitable as more and more application developers and other content creators demand more device access from mobile device platforms. McAfee VirusScan Mobile comes in and ensures mobile device users and their data remains safe.

“Wherever mobile consumers go, threats will follow them. McAfee is committed to tackling mobile threats. The introduction of McAfee VirusScan Mobile technology for Android allows McAfee to protect more consumers in more situations of their rapidly changing digital life,” commented Worldwide Head of Mobile Marketing for McAfee, Jan Volzke.

“The user environment of a smartphone is similar to that of a PC, so many security issues can be applied equally. Infections can occur over message attachments, application downloads and Bluetooth. Through this partnership, we are pleased to now offer our SK Telecom users peace of mind that their smartphones have a new level of security,” commented Service Technique Director of SK Telecom, Hu jong Kim.



Tags: McAfee, McAfee VirusScan Mobile, Google, Android, Security
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