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Mcafee security software designed for Android tablets

Posted: 04 Jul 2011     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mobile security  tablet  security software 

McAfee Inc. offers the McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee WaveSecure Tablet Edition software for Android tablets to enable security safeguards on mobile devices used for personal use, commerce and work.

According to a mobile security report released last week by McAfee and Carnegie Mellon University titled, "Mobility and Security: Dazzling Opportunities, Profound Challenges," respondents named their top three security concerns to be the loss of personal or work data through the accidental loss of a device, physical theft of the device, or loss of their data due to their device "crashing." In addition, close to half of all respondents said they were using their smartphones both for personal use and work, demonstrating that consumers want more than just personal device security.

McAfee Mobile Security software, available for both smartphones and tablets, provides a comprehensive mobile security solution by combining three leading McAfee mobile security products: WaveSecure, VirusScan Mobile and SiteAdvisor for Android.

With McAfee Mobile Security, consumers can now access the following features and functionality in a single download:

 • Back-up and restore data to help protect sensitive information and irreplaceable photos. Even if the device is missing, it can be backed up before it is wiped clean of information.
 • Protection against misuse
(such as excessive phone charges) as well as safeguarding personal data with remote locking capabilities.
 • An audible alarm to help users find the device or disrupt a thief, and or pop-up a notification with instructions for returning the device.
 • Remotely remove data from a lost or stolen device via the McAfee Web portal, mobile Web portal or via a SMS message from a buddy device.
 • 24/7 real-time anti-malware protection
against viruses, worms and spyware, Trojan horses and battery sapping malware.
 • Protection from malicious Web sites, phishing, identity theft, and credit card fraud when shopping online. SiteAdvisor software for Android provides colour coded site ratings appear right next to the search results, allowing Android users to confidently browse and search the mobile Web.
 • Management of mobile device protection allows consumers to quickly execute needed security tasks, backup, locate, wipe, etc. via the McAfee Web portal and simple device interface.
 • Support from McAfee Labs with its 24/7 global presence and dedicated team of threat researchers.

The WaveSecure Tablet Edition offers Android users with Wi-Fi the ability to find their missing device with alarm and location tracking, prevent misuse with remote lock and wipe and preserve important memories and personal data with remote backup, even from a lost or misplaced device. Users can also trigger an audible alarm to help them find the device or disrupt a thief, and send a brief SMS message with instructions for returning it.

McAfee Mobile Security and WaveSecure software are available in the following languages; Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, French (European and Canadian), German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (European and Brazilian), Swedish, Spanish (European and Mexican) and Russian.

McAfee Mobile Security software is available as an annual subscription of Rs.1,338.84 ($29.99) per year from McAfee and the Android Market. McAfee WaveSecure software is available as an annual subscription of Rs.892.41 ($19.99) from McAfee and the Android Market.

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