Eset offers free anti-theft mobile security
Dubai, May 15, 2014
Eset, the global leader in proactive digital protection, has released its newest version of Eset Mobile Security, which arms Android users with proactive anti-theft features to track lost or stolen mobile devices.
The service is offered through an easy-to-use web interface at my.eset.com, a company statement said.
While the basic protection is free for a lifetime, it is up to users to decide if they want to subscribe and benefit from Premium features, it added.
“The popularity of the Android OS makes it a lucrative target for attackers as with more users, the potential of successful infection is vastly greater. Unfortunately, while users today spend significant amounts of money and time on their mobile devices, they fail to equip them with the same level of protection as they would a traditional PC,” said Pradeesh VS, general manager at Eset Middle East.
“We identified this as a major pain point for customers and added multiple easy-to-access features that eliminate much of the worry related to mobile device loss or theft.”
Eset Mobile Security provides set of strong security features improving the Android experience without worrying about cyber threats and comes in free and premium versions, Pradeesh added.
The free version of the application provides basic protection including full device scan, scan of downloaded applications items and basic anti-theft functionalities. All Premium features are unlocked after activating of 30-day trial or buying the license.
In the premium version users will find Scheduled scanning, On-Charger scan, advanced Proactive Anti-Theft functionalities, including my.eset.com integration, SMS&Call filter and Security Audit.
The solution's proactive Anti-Theft detects potentially dangerous situations and takes preventative steps to ease locating the stolen or lost device. The new functionality for Premium users sends the last location of the device when the battery hits critical level, takes snapshots from front and back camera when the wrong PIN/pattern is entered or an unauthorized SIM change is detected. All data on the device is accessible via the my.eset.com web interface.
Extensive research and numerous studies have shown that the Android platform accounts for over 90 per cent of malware.
Owing to the flexibility, affordability and capabilities of the system however, it still enjoys the highest penetration in the smartphone market and research agency Gartner has predicted that over one billion Android devices will be shipped in 2014.
Most of these will ship with only basic security features and settings which many users will tend to overlook, Pradeesh pointed out. – TradeArabia News Service