Sprint and McAfee offer mobile security applications


Sprint and McAfee announced that they are providing
Sprint customers easy access to McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee Family
Protection Android Edition software, which will better help them protect the
important information stored on their mobile devices.


As the use of smartphones and tablets continues to grow,
Sprint is actively working with developers, manufacturers and leaders in the
industry to provide solutions that can help protect customers’ information and
their devices.


McAfee Mobile Security can help Sprint customers protect
the important information stored on these devices from loss, theft and viruses.
In addition, McAfee Family Protection Android Edition provides parents an
application that will allow them to filter inappropriate websites on their
child’s mobile device.


customers using select Android-powered devices can easily download the McAfee
Mobile Security and McAfee Family Protection Android Edition applications from
the Android Market by clicking on McAfee within Sprint Zone or the Sprint Tab
in the Android Market. Customers can find Sprint Zone as an icon on their


Sprint takes mobile security very seriously, and we are
working to provide tools for our customers that can help protect their devices
from viruses and give them the ability to lock or wipe data from their device
remotely if it becomes lost or stolen,” said Fared Adib, senior vice
president-Product, Sprint.


McAfee is recognized as a leader in this space, and we
are pleased to be working with them and to feature the McAfee Mobile Security
software in Sprint Zone,” Adib added.


Mobile Security provides a comprehensive mobile security solution for
smartphones and tablets. With McAfee Mobile Security, consumers can now access
the following features and functionality in a single download:


Locate and track a lost or stolen mobile device via the
McAfee online Web portal, even if the SIM card is replaced, Back up important
contacts, photos and videos from a mobile device or remotely via the Web.


Access personal data online from virtually anywhere,
restore data, even to a new device, remotely lock the mobile device to protect
against misuse, such as excessive phone charges


Remotely wipe personal data from a lost or stolen device
via the McAfee Web portal, mobile Web portal or via a SMS message from a buddy
device, Set an audible alarm to help find the device, disrupt a thief, and/or
set a pop-up notification with instructions for returning the device


24/7 real-time anti-malware protection against viruses,
worms and spyware, Trojan horses and battery-sapping malware and safely browse
and search the Web with protection from malicious websites, phishing, identity
theft and credit card fraud


McAfee Family Protection Android Edition- helps protect children of all ages
from exposure to inappropriate website content while enabling them to freely
explore their online interests. Features include:


Web filtering for Internet, empowering parents to choose
categories such as drugs, pornography and weapons, to filter or add specific
websites to access or block.


Works with the default browser on the mobile device and
is designed to block other browsers from running and bypassing the technology,


An uninstall protection feature helps to prevent kids
from deleting the application on their mobile device.


By providing McAfee Mobile Security, Sprint can provide
security safeguards for their customers in the event of loss or theft,
protection against the growing threat of viruses and spyware targeting mobile
devices and protection from Web-based threats,” said Todd Gebhart,
co-president, McAfee.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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