McAfee Gives You Two New Ways Secure Your Mobile Devices, McAfee Mobile Security And McAfee WaveSecure Tablet Edition
McAfee has announced that it is extending its mobile device portfolio for consumers with McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee WaveSecure Tablet Edition. McAfee Mobile Security software, available for both smartphones and tablets, provides a comprehensive mobile security solution by combining three leading McAfee mobile security products: WaveSecure, VirusScan Mobile and SiteAdvisor for Android. We haven’t had a chance to run either of these through their paces to determine if there is any performance impact but I have to say that I like the price point, at $29.99 and $19.99 respectively. That works out to $30/year for McAfee Mobile Security, that is less than $3 a month and you probably spend that in a day on fast food. Personally, I still don’t know how big a threat malware is in the mobile market YET, but for this price and all the features I think it’s better to be safe than sorry.
With McAfee Mobile Security, consumers can now access the following features and functionality in a single download:
- Backup and restore data to help protect sensitive information and irreplaceable photos. Even if the device is missing, it can be backed up before it is wiped clean of information.
- Protection against misuse (such as excessive phone charges) as well as safeguarding personal data with remote locking capabilities
- An audible alarm to help users find the device or disrupt a thief, and send a pop-up notification with instructions for returning the device
- Remotely remove data from a lost or stolen device via the McAfee Web portal, mobile Web portal or via a SMS message from a buddy device
- 24/7 real-time anti-malware protection against viruses, worms and spyware, Trojan horses and battery-sapping malware
- Protection from malicious Web sites, phishing, identity theft, and credit card fraud when shopping online. SiteAdvisor software for Android provides color-coded site ratings right next to the search results, allowing Android users to confidently browse and search the mobile Web.
- Management of mobile device protection allows consumers to quickly execute needed security tasks, backup, locate, wipe, etc. via the McAfee Web portal and simple device interface
The WaveSecure Tablet Edition offers Android users with WiFi the ability to find their missing device with alarm and location tracking, prevent misuse with remote lock and wipe and preserve important memories and personal data with remote backup, even from a lost or misplaced device. Users can also trigger an audible alarm to help them find the device or disrupt a thief, and send a brief SMS message with instructions for returning it.
McAfee Mobile Security software is available as an annual subscription of $29.99 USD per year from McAfee and the Android Market. McAfee WaveSecure software is available as an annual subscription of $19.99 USD from McAfee and the Android Market.