McAfee partners with NEC to secure Android platform


The Japanese subsidiary of McAfee, announced that NEC
will offer McAfee Mobile Security pre-installed on its LifeTouch” series cloud
communicator starting August 26, 2011.


McAfee Mobile Security is the industry’s most
comprehensive and powerful mobile security suite. The pre-installation of this
security suite on the NEC LifeTouch” series represents the first service
bundle of its kind to be made available in Japan.


We are pleased to partner with McAfee in bundling the
globally-proven McAfee Mobile Security together with our LifeTouch” series
cloud communicator,” said Kazuo Nishidai, vice president and executive general manager
Personal Solutions Operations Unit at NEC Corporation.


Working with McAfee enables us to address a wide range
of customer needs, from consumer side to business side. Through our partnership
with McAfee, we remain committed to building up our portfolio of LifeTouch”
products as a series that offers enhanced security,” Nishidai added.


The LifeTouch” series cloud communicator is an Android
device positioned between computers and mobile phones, offering performance and
mobility comparable to both.


NEC and McAfee have been working together to protect
LifeTouch” series users from high-profile vulnerabilities and the increasing
number of threats to the Android platform, while at the same time providing
them with a more comfortable and secure user experience.


We aim to provide the most robust and comprehensive
security protection for all types of mobile devices, ranging from consumer
products to enterprise solutions,” said Todd Gebhart, executive vice president
of consumer, small business and mobile at McAfee.


McAfee Mobile Security is the industry’s most
comprehensive and powerful mobile security suite. It can back up and restore
data, protect devices from viruses and other threats, locate and lock devices,
wipe data, and block risky sites based on ratings.


The suite enables users to guard their devices against
viruses and malware, protect their personal data by triggering a remote wipe
via the easy-to-use web console, and avoid risky websites and web-based threats
that target their personal and confidential information.


Utilizing the expertise McAfee has cultivated through its
efforts to protect mobile phones from viruses and other threats, McAfee Mobile
Security minimizes memory resource consumption and has little effect on
performance and web-browsing speed.


Recently, 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.


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