Norton Mobile Security Provides Trusted Protection for Android Devices..!!

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Empowers Android users to secure their mobile devices from physical and online crime..

Bangalore, India- With more than six billion applications downloaded , it’s clear that the Android Market is experiencing explosive growth and that consumers are hooked on downloading what they want, when they want it. At the same time, consumers need to be vigilant about safeguarding their mobile phones because Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 16, found that researchers identified nearly four times as many unique-to-Android pieces of malware than the previous year. The need to protect consumer mobile devices is more important than ever.

Reinforcing its commitment to the Norton Everywhere ‘Beyond-the-PC’ initiative, Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced the availability of Norton Mobile Security for Android 2.0, through leading IT retailers and telcos in the country. With over 600,000 downloads and a 4 out of 5 star rating on the Android Market, Norton Mobile Security for Android 2.0 will enable users to protect the information stored on their mobile device as well as the device itself.

“There has been unprecedented growth of non-PC devices in recent years, as consumers rely on these new devices to communicate and store their private information. From streaming their favourite music station, getting the high score hurling birds through the air and filing their taxes online, consumers deserve to feel confident regardless of what they do on their mobile phone,” said Gaurav Kanwal, Country Sales Manager, India, Consumer Products and Solutions, Symantec. “Norton Mobile Security protects confidential information and offers protection from the most trusted name in security – which means your device is safeguarded and you’re worry-free.”


Features antiphishing technology to protect users who access email on their smartphone

With Norton Mobile Security for Android 2.0, consumers and their confidential information are protected against new and evolving security threats.  The anti-phishing Web protection feature in the product blocks fraudulent Web sites and protects users who connect to the Internet via their smartphone.  Phishing is an equal opportunity scam, taking place just as easily over a phone or tablet as on a computer, so having built-in protection is essential.
 

Prevents strangers from using a lost or stolen phone and helps locate the device

The average adult in India loses his mobile phone 1.5 times in 5 years and 50 percent reported concerns over the loss of privacy and sensitive information.  Norton Mobile Security for Android 2.0 remotely locks lost or stolen phones, preventing strangers or thieves from accessing vital information.  Following a quick initial set-up, users can locate, lock or wipe their Android device with a simple text message in the event of loss or theft.  To help locate the device, Norton Mobile Security sends exact GPS coordinates of your phone's whereabouts, offering an increased chance of retrieving it.

These features address the current situation faced by many Indian adults who have experienced losing or having their mobile phones stolen; 80 percent of whom feel that locking, wiping, and locating their mobile device are important features to have.


Detects and eliminates mobile threats before they can infect the device

Norton Mobile Security for Android 2.0 detects and removes threats, viruses and spyware from files, SD (Secure Digital) memory cards, and downloaded app updates.  With regular update checks, it ensure that users have the latest, most-up-to-date protection without any effect on device performance or web browsing.


Pricing and availability

Norton Mobile Security is available for purchase at leading retailers and telcos across the country at Rs 599 for a single license. The price includes a one-year service subscription to use the product and receive Symantec’s protection updates. 


Norton Mobile Security Lite (NMS Lite) Available for Free Download in Android Market

Norton has also released Norton Mobile Security Lite, a free security application for Android-based smartphones. NMS Lite seamlessly combines select anti-theft features with powerful anti-malware, giving users a sense of security in the event their phone is ever lost, stolen or compromised by malware. NMS Lite provides a worry-free and obligation-free opportunity to all Android users.

The key features include:

    Anti-theft – Remotely lock your lost or stolen device via SMS text and prevent strangers from seeing your private information or running up your mobile bill.
    Anti-malware – Scans all files and app updates downloaded to the mobile device and automatically detects and removes threats without slowing you down.
    Automatic LiveUpdate – Automatically downloads and installs security updates keeping you a step ahead of cybercriminals.

This new offering is initially available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. For users who want additional protections such as the ability to remotely locate or wipe their device; block unwanted calls or text messages; or block phishing websites used to steal personal information and money, there is the option to upgrade to the full featured Norton Mobile Security.

 
About Norton by Symantec

Symantec’s Norton products protect consumers from cybercrime with technologies like antivirus, anti-spyware and phishing protection -- while also being light on system resources.  The company also provides services such as online backup, PC tuneup, and family online safety.  Like Norton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/norton and follow @NortonOnline on Twitter.


About Symantec

Symantec is a global leader in providing security, storage and systems management solutions to help consumers and organizations secure and manage their information-driven world.  Our software and services protect against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently, enabling confidence wherever information is used or stored. More information is available at www.symantec.com.

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