Broomfield, CO. – April 4, 2011
Webroot Software, Inc., the first Internet security service company, today announced a new mobile security application designed to protect AndroidTM smartphone and tablet users. Now available at Best Buy stores in the United States, Webroot® Mobile Security for Android makes it easy for users to stay protected as they browse, text, and download apps on Android devices. A basic version, offering more limited features, is also available for free on the Android Market.
Webroot Mobile Security for Android leverages Webroot’s antimalware and cloud-based and URL scanning technologies to block threats and assess the safety of website links before a user clicks on them. Webroot Mobile Security for Android includes multiple features to protect a user’s personal information if the device is lost or compromised. Unlike other applications on the market, it also automatically checks device settings to ensure they are secure.
“We believe in protecting you as an individual, not just the device you use to connect to the Internet,” said Quinn Curtis, vice president of mobile solutions for Webroot. “With smartphones and tablets, we carry around vast amounts of personal data including our contacts, emails, passwords, and even financial information. This data is targeted by cybercriminals through malware, online scams, and device theft, and the market success of the Android mobile operating system provides the scale they need to make those attacks profitable. Webroot now can mitigate risks to Android users from malware, malicious websites, and personal information loss as they add smartphones and tablets as an extension of their daily lives.”
Key Features of Webroot Mobile Security for Android:
Protects your identity and personal information if your mobile device is lost or stolen
Blocks mobile threats before they can infect your mobile device, without affecting performance
Automatically safeguards your privacy
An annual subscription for Webroot Mobile Security for Android also includes free 24/7 customer support.
Webroot Mobile Security for Android is initially available exclusively at Best Buy retail stores in the United States. A basic version, offering more limited features, is also available for free on the Android Market.
Later this year, Webroot will introduce mobile security applications for additional platforms.
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