McAfee Works Hard to Secure Phones

This is a guest post by Christine Kane. If you are interested to guest post in this blog, just head over to the Guest Post Guidelines.


On January 30, 2011 McAfee Mobile Security took the next step towards protecting mobile smartphone users when they unleashed their newly upgraded McAfee Mobile Security software. The product was unveiled as an answer to the mounting concern that mobile users have expressed over the safety of secure information being transmitted via their mobile phone devices. Considering people are heavily relying on their cell phones more and more to send sensitive information through emails and websites alike, providing an answer to the rising concern was of paramount importance, and McAfee seems to have delivered to both smartphone and tablet users who are running on the Android, Blackberry, and Symbian networks.

“It is increasingly clear that using a smartphone without security means any sensitive information, such as photos, bank account information or company data on that mobile device is at risk of falling into the wrong hands,” John Thode, executive vice president and general manager for Consumer, Mobile, and Small Business for McAfee, stated regarding the new software. And thus, the newly updated McAfee Mobile Security software was born.

  • The software promises an all-encompassing range of defenses that McAfee generally defines as:
  • Protecting devices against viruses and more
  • Protecting the mobile device and any personal data
  • Enabling safe surfing of the internet from the mobile device
  • Blocking unwanted calls and texts
  • Alerting users when they attempt to download potentially harmful apps

Now that people are using their phones for professional information in addition to personal information it is increasingly important to operate on a secure device. Knowing that your data is safe and that your phone will be wiped clean if an intruder tries to steal information is comforting given how much information we readily save to our phones without even thinking twice about it.

As if all of these mobile defenses weren’t enough reason to pick up the software, McAfee offers one more incentive: they are selling new one-year subscriptions for only $29.99. The low price pretty much seals the deal, especially when you consider the large amount of sensitive information that could be hacked into or lost if your mobile phone were to be compromised. Even better: current subscribers can download the updated version for free.

With mobile security being of the utmost importance, there really is no reason not to take the necessary steps to protect your phone against any of the cybercriminals lurking around suspicious websites waiting to pounce upon your confidential information. McAfee offers a great solution to this.


About the Author: Christine Kane is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects including internet service for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00[at]gmail[dot]com

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