SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwire) — 05/31/12 — F-Secure mobile solutions are now available from the trusted online stores Google Play and the Apple App Store. F-Secure Mobile Security, which provides up-to-date protection for Android phones and tablets, can be purchased on Google Play, and F-Secure Child Safe, which is an easy to use browser for parental control and safe surfing for iPads and iPhones, is available from the Apple App Store.
F-Secure has been a leader in mobile security for 10 years. F-Secure Mobile Security was recognized in March 2012 for its excellent performance in detection rate in AV-TEST’s Android mobile anti-malware test, which covered 41 products. *
Complete security package for Android phones
The F-Secure Mobile Security that is available on Google Play comes packed with a full-range of powerful safety features. If an Android phone protected by F-Secure Mobile Security is stolen, it can be remotely locked and all data can be erased on it. If the SIM card is changed, the device will lock automatically and the thief’s phone number will be sent to the owner. With the remote locate function, the device can be located at any time. Other cutting-edge functionality includes parental control, safe surfing as well as protection against viruses, spyware and other harmful applications.
As F-Secure’s latest Mobile Threat Report indicates, mobile malware families and variants are growing rapidly, especially targeting Android platforms, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down.** Protection against billing scams or spy-tools that steal contacts for spam lists is crucial.
“Android users can now easily upload the app and track their phone if it is lost or stolen. Our Mobile Security solution comes also with many other essential features,” said Maria Nordgren, VP Channel Business at F-Secure.
Safe browsing for iPads and iPhones
An F-Secure survey indicates that 89 percent of adults agree that protecting their children from inappropriate content is very important.*** This need is met by the new F-Secure Child Safe browser available from the Apple App Store. The browser comes with all the functionality needed to ensure that children can surf safely on the web without being exposed to harmful content.
The application provides 15 predefined content categories that can be blocked or allowed, URL reputation for filtering bad websites and also blocking users from ending up on harmful pages that enable fraud.
* F-Secure Mobile Security was recognized in March 2012 for its excellent performance in AV-TEST’s Android mobile anti-malware test, which covered 41 products. Also F-Secure Client Security received AV-TEST’s Best Protection 2011 award (in February 2012), F-Secure Internet Security 2012 received the AV-Comparatives Top Rated award (in January 2012).
** F-Secure Mobile Threat Report Quarter 1 2012 http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00002363.html
***F-Secure Broadband subscriber survey in April 2011 (Brazil, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden, 3000 respondents in total)
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