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Intel Security + Samsung: ‘McAfee VirusScan Mobile’ To Be Pre-installed on Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Smartphones Globally

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This is an update to these previous blogs:

At this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Intel Security just announced its VirusScan Mobile technology will be pre-installed on all Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones worldwide. The availability of this anti-malware technology on these devices will allow Galaxy S6 users to experience a more secure online mobile experience.

  • Samsung Galaxy S6 devices will be shipping with McAfee VirusScan pre-installed.
  • There is no additional purchase necessary.

NEWS RELEASE

Intel Security to Protect Galaxy S6 Smartphones

Anti-malware technology to be pre-installed on customers’ devices globally

Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Spain — March 2, 2015 – Intel Security today announced that Samsung will be providing Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphone users with a security solution to help keep them safe from a growing number of mobile threats. For the first time, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be pre-installed with VirusScan Mobile technology. With this agreement, customers’ Galaxy S6 devices will be protected by anti-malware technology that provides users with a more secure online mobile experience.

The threat of complex hacks continues to expand as the world becomes even more connected as mobile devices become pervasive. From the “celebgate” attack that leaked photos of many popular celebrities, to mobile spyware, attacks on IoT devices, and the growth of mobile payments, the vulnerabilities to mobile devices and potential risks are greater than ever. According to a new report by McAfee Labs, mobile malware, which includes viruses, as well as malicious apps and URLs, increased by 14 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2014. The report also found that the infection rate for mobile malware has increased significantly, with at least eight per cent of all systems reporting an infection since Q4 2013.

“We live in an unprecedented era of connectivity, where users are doing just about everything on their mobile devices — From banking to shopping to filing taxes — Potentially putting their sensitive data and privacy at risk,” said John Giamatteo, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Intel Security. “With the help of Intel Security, all Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users can receive protection to enable safe online experiences.”

Security solutions from Intel Security are already available from a majority of PC manufacturers worldwide. With this pre-installed technology, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users will have anti-malware scanning and protection already built in and activated on their new devices so they can explore the mobile world with confidence.

“With the pre-installed security solution, Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge users will have the latest anti-malware technology already built in and activated on their new devices,” said Henry Lee, Vice President of Security R&D, Samsung Mobile Communications Division. “We are working closely with partners to offer first grade security solutions so consumers feel safe and secure in the digital world.”

McAfee VirusScan Technology
McAfee VirusScan Mobile is an anti-malware system that scans apps and files on both the device and SD Card, helping to prevent corruption from viruses, worms, Trojans, and other malicious code.

Availability
Samsung Galaxy S6 devices will be shipping with McAfee VirusScan pre-installed. There is no additional purchase necessary.

Intel Security at Mobile World Congress
At Mobile World Congress, Intel Security will be providing demos of this technology at the Intel booth #3D30, Hall 3.

About Intel Security
McAfee is now part of Intel Security. With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique McAfee Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security is combining the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. The mission of Intel Security is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. www.intelsecurity.com.

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