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McAfee Mobile Security Receives Highest Rank on Android Mobile Security Lab Report and Enhances Privacy Protection

This video presents “McAfee Mobile Security at MWC13″:

  • McAfee Mobile Security Demo at Mobile World Congress 2013
  • McAfee Mobile Security app for Android designed to keep you safe from malware, bad apps and bad websites

McAfee today announced that McAfee Mobile Security, a comprehensive solution for protection against unwanted programs, received a perfect score on the most recent mobile security test by independent research lab AV-Test.

Additionally, McAfee announced that McAfee Mobile Security has been updated with new privacy controls and the option for users to select a monthly subscription for their Android-based smartphones and tablets.

McAfee Mobile Security:

  • combats the privacy threats associated with risky apps:
    • It is now equipped with the most robust privacy protection technology available to consumers

  • scans app permissions
  • checks apps for associations with risky URLs
  • offers App Lock:
    • which allows Android users to protect installed apps against misuse by locking them with the same PIN that’s tied to their McAfee Mobile Security account

  • does not reduce the battery life of a device
  • does not slow down the device during normal usage

Cybercriminals continue to widen their nets with mobile threats to take advantage of the explosion in mobile devices and steal confidential and personal data:

  • Every user requires protection against viruses and malware, data theft and loss, privacy breaches, and Web scams
McAfee's image: an infographic that illustrates Canadian online/mobile surfing habits and concerns

McAfee’s image: an infographic that illustrates Canadian online/mobile surfing habits and concerns

Illustrating the importance of installing security protection on mobile devices, a recent survey released by McAfee Canada and Harris Interactive showed that:

  • 30% of Canadian smartphone/tablet owners do not pay attention to permissions when downloading apps
  • 83% of Canadian smartphone/tablet owners are concerned that their personal information could be stolen while using an app
  • 68% of Canadians connect to free Wi-Fi on any device
  • 92% of Canadians believe there is at least a little risk to personal identity when using free Wi-Fi on a mobile device

A FREE two-week trial of McAfee Mobile Security software is available on Google Play.

PRESS RELEASE

McAfee Mobile Security Receives Highest Rank on Android Mobile Security Lab Report by AV-Test

McAfee Mobile Security enhances privacy protection, offers flexibility with monthly subscription option

MARKHAM, Ontario – April 23, 2013 – McAfee today announced that McAfee® Mobile Security, an all-inclusive solution for protection against unwanted programs, received the highest score on the most recent mobile security test by independent research lab AV-Test, putting it at the top of the list of 26 security companies included in the report. In addition, McAfee announced that McAfee Mobile Security has been updated with new privacy controls and the option for users to select a monthly subscription for their Android-based smartphones and tablets.

Mobile devices have become an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals who are now going to great lengths to insert infected apps into trusted sources such as Google Play. According to the recently released Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends Report, the average consumer has a one in six chance of downloading a risky app. The results from AV-Test’s research demonstrate McAfee’s commitment to providing consumers with the most comprehensive security and privacy solution on the market.

McAfee Mobile Security scored 100 per cent, or a perfect score of 13 out of 13, across the various areas tested. For example:

  • Android Malware Detection Rate: McAfee Mobile Security detected all samples and malware families in the test.
  • False Positives: Zero false positives were reported.
  • Power Consumption: McAfee Mobile Security does not reduce the battery life of a device.
  • CPU Consumption: McAfee Mobile Security does not slow down the device during normal usage.

The newly enhanced version of McAfee Mobile Security offers flexibility with a monthly subscription option and is designed to combat the privacy threats associated with risky apps. It is now equipped with the most robust privacy protection technology available to consumers and is the only security solution that not only scans app permissions, but also checks apps for associations with risky URLs. It offers App Lock, which allows Android users to protect installed apps against misuse by locking them with the same PIN that’s tied to their McAfee Mobile Security account.

“The privacy issues associated with apps are confusing and endless – a single Android app can ask for more than 100 different types of permissions,” said Brenda Moretto, Canadian Consumer Sales Manager at McAfee Canada. “We want to make sure that consumers don’t have to keep up with the sophisticated techniques of today’s cybercriminals. As demonstrated by our perfect score in the AV-Test mobile security report, McAfee does the work so that our users aren’t leaving a trail of personal information or data for hackers to dig into.”

More Than 100 Mobile Worldwide Partners
McAfee Mobile Security has been downloaded more than three million times in the Google Play store and is available in more than 30 languages to users across the globe. To date, McAfee has signed close to 100 mobile partnerships, including Verizon, Sprint, Airtel, Vodafone, NTT Docomo and SoftBank Mobile. McAfee is also working closely with Intel to expand its presence across emerging platforms and markets so that mobile users everywhere can enjoy the robust privacy protection features offered by McAfee Mobile Security and recently launched with Safaricom in Kenya.

Award-winning Technology
McAfee Mobile Security has received numerous accolades globally for superior performance by leading publications such as LAPTOP Magazine, PCMag, China Computer Weekly, PC Advisor UK, PC Tipp Austria and Direction Informatique. Additionally, McAfee Mobile Security was recently awarded the gold recognition for the Info Security’s Global Excellence Award.

Availability
A free two-week trial of McAfee Mobile Security software is available on Google Play, and after that the app is available for purchase for $2.99 CDN/month or $29.99 CDN/year.

McAfee Mobile Security functionality is also available in McAfee All Access, which provides protection across PCs, Macs and mobile devices.

About McAfee
McAfee, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC), empowers businesses, the public sector and home users to safely experience the benefits of the Internet. The company delivers proactive and proven security solutions and services for systems, networks, and mobile devices around the world. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence network, McAfee is relentlessly focused on keeping its customers safe. http://www.mcafee.com .

McAfee Canada is headquartered in Markham, Ontario, with regional offices across Canada. The company’s Consumer Software Research and Development facility is based in Waterloo, Ontario.

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