McAfee announced that its technology for
mobile platforms will be offered as standard in Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA mini pro
and forthcoming XPERIA pro smartphones.
This is part of a move designed to
effectively safeguard smartphone users against device loss, data theft, malware
and virus infection.
McAfee’s mobile technology enables users to enjoy their
mobile lifestyle without worry. Users can find their missing phone with alarm
and location tracking, prevent misuse with remote lock and wipe and preserve
important memories and personal data with remote back-up and restore, even from
a lost or misplaced phone. At the same time, McAfee
Mobile Security protects against the risk of malware that originates via email,
instant messaging and Internet downloads.
Smartphones represent one of most significant technological
developments of our time with today’s devices boasting far more functionality
than many early PCs,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president, McAfee.
it is far too easy to leave a mobile device in a cab or at the airport, which
can mean lost contacts, photos, financial information and other important
content. With malware targeting mobile devices growing quarter-on-quarter,
there is also the risk of these devices being hacked, infected or phished. The
availability of this technology is an important milestone in protecting both
the phone itself and the data that resides on the device,” Gebhart
By offering as standard these new consumer and business
solutions in our XPERIATM smartphones,
we are setting a new standard in mobile device security allowing us to
better serve our customers,” said Nikolaus Scheurer, head of Product Marketing
at Sony Ericsson.
By Telecomlead.com Team