April 28, 2011 | San Diego, CA | Press Releases

ESET Releases BETA Version of ESET Mobile Security for Android Smartphones and Tablets

ESET is expanding its portfolio of security solutions to protect devices running on the popular Android platform. This expands ESET's growing mobile security offerings, which also includes ESET Mobile Security for Symbian and Windows Mobile. The BETA version is available for download on the company's website.

According to recent research by Gartner, the worldwide sales of smartphones amounted to 297 million units last year, an increase of more than 72 percent from 2009. The Android operating system alone accounts for 22.7 percent of this total. Growth in the US market has been particularly strong, with comScore reporting that US sales of Android phones surpassed Apple's iPhone for the first time in December 2010. With its latest addition, ESET's Mobile Security solutions now protect more than 60 percent of smartphone users from emerging threats.

"As Android-powered smartphones and tablets become increasingly popular, the users often rely on them to store and process significant amounts of sensitive data, in many cases without realizing the risk of putting all that data on a small portable device. What's more, personal information intended to be kept private is continually shared or transferred wirelessly. Files, emails, 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 device sector," he adds.

Mobile Security for Android, BETA

KEY BENEFITS

Easily manage all communications — The user controls how voice calls, SMS/MMS messages are handled with easy-to-understand settings.

Keep data safe — Realtime protection prevents infections from apps and eliminates data-stealing malware before they can do harm.

Protect a lost device — Remotely locate a lost or stolen smartphone or tablet, lock it to prevent unauthorized use, or wipe all sensitive data so they don't fall into the wrong hands.

KEY FEATURES

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

Antispam — Gives users control over their SMS/MMS inbox through customizable black- and whitelists or simply filter messages from unknown numbers.

Call Intercept — Enables travelers or parents who want to block unwanted incoming or outgoing calls to control their phone charges.

Security Audit with Built-in Task Manager — Provides current and recommended settings for all vital phone functions, including networking, GPS, battery life, free disk space, running processes, Bluetooth, and device visibility.

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

Anti-Theft Security System — Multiple layers of security give users remote control over data stored on the phone, in the event of the device being lost or stolen.

About ESET
ESET is on the forefront of security innovation, delivering trusted protection to make the Internet safer for businesses and consumers. IDC has recognized ESET as a top five corporate anti-malware vendor and one of the fastest growing companies in its category. Trusted by millions of users worldwide, ESET is one of the most recommended security solutions in the world. ESET NOD32 Antivirus consistently achieves the highest accolades in all types of comparative testing, and powers the virus and spyware detection in ESET Smart Security and ESET Cybersecurity for Mac. Sold in more than 180 countries, ESET's global headquarters is in Bratislava, Slovakia, with distribution headquarters for North America located in San Diego, California. ESET also has offices in Buenos Aires, Prague, Krakow and Singapore and is represented by an extensive global partner network. For more information, visit http://www.eset.com/ or call +1 (619) 876-5400.