April 28, 2011 | Bratislava | Press Releases

ESET Releases BETA Version of ESET Mobile Security for Android Smartphones

ESET Mobile Security for Android BetaESET, the leader in proactive protection, is expanding its portfolio of security solutions to protect devices running on the popular Android platform. ESET now offers ESET Mobile Security for three operating systems including Symbian, Windows Mobile and Android. The BETA version is available to download from the company’s website, ESET.com.

According to recent research by Gartner, the worldwide sales of smartphones amounted to 297 million units last year, an increase of more than 72 per cent from 2009. The Android operating system alone acccounts for 22.7 per cent of this total. With its latest addition, ESET’s Mobile Security solutions are now able to protect more than 60 per cent of smartphone users from emerging threats.

As Android-powered smartphones become increasingly popular, the users often rely on them to store significant amounts of sensitive data, in many cases without realizing this. What’s more, personal information intended to be kept private is continually shared or transferred wirelessly. Files, e-mails, text and multimedia messages deserve the highest level of protection in order to avoid  misuse when placed in the wrong hands,” says Miroslav Majtaz, Mobile Security Specialist at ESET. “ESET Mobile Security is our answer to rising security concerns in the mobile communication sector,” he adds.
 

Key Features

Unique behaviour-based detection  ̶  Gives warnings about any suspicious activity against your phone. All applications, files, folders and SD memory cards are continually scanned for emerging threats, including hidden files and processes.

SMS/MMS Antispam  ̶  Allows user to define trustworthy contacts via customizable black- or whitelist or to simply block messages from unknown numbers. 

Call Intercept  ̶  This feature blocks unwanted calls in both directions – incoming and outgoing. This is a powerful tool especially suitable for parents to control their children’s phone bills.

Security Audit with Built-in Task Manager  ̶  Provides information about all vital phone functions, including battery life, free disk space, running processes, Bluetooth, and device visibility.

Fresh, New User Interface  ̶  Tailor-made graphics and layout for enhanced Android experience.
 

Key Benefits

Anti-Theft Security System  ̶  Multiple layers of security that allows users to maintain perfect control over data stored in the phone- in the event of the device being lost of stolen.

GPS Localization  ̶  Locates lost or stolen phone by a remote command.
Remote Lock  ̶  Blocks the phone remotely to prevent unauthorized access to your phone’s data.

Remote Wipe  ̶  Deletes all phone-stored data – including contacts, messages and memory cards – remotely using an SMS command.

Uninstall Protection  ̶  Secures the smartphone against unauthorized uninstallation of ESET Mobile Security.
 
For additional information, please visit the ESET Mobile Security for Android Beta product page


About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for businesses and consumers. The Company pioneered, and continues to lead, the industry in proactive threat detection. ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100” Awards, and has never missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998. ESET NOD32 Antivirus, ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac are trusted by millions of global users and are among the most recommended security solutions in the world.

The Company has global headquarters in Bratislava (Slovakia), with regional distribution headquarters in San Diego (U.S.), Buenos Aires (Argentina), and Singapore. ESET has malware research centers in Bratislava, San Diego, Buenos Aires, Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow (Poland), Montreal (Canada), Moscow (Russia), and an extensive partner network in 180 countries.