Android devices are increasingly being threatened by a growing number of malware-riddled apps and other malicious attacks. Although a plethora of security apps are available in the market to counter the growing number of threats, few match up to the standard that is required to keep your device safe from harm. ESET launched the latest version of the ESET Mobile Security for Android app today. The app provides Android users powerful real-time protection against the innumerable threats to mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.
The ESET Mobile Security app offers proactive real-time scanning technology that instantly warns the user when it detects any suspicious activity in the device. It also offers parental control features which are designed to minimize the cybercrime activity that kids are exposed to. Other useful features from the previous versions of the app are also present, including SMS/MMS Antispam and a powerful Anti-Theft Security System with Remote Wipe, Remote Lock and SIM matching.
According to global analyst firm Gartner, 50.9 percent of all smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2011 ran the Android OS. In addition to sensitive personal information, these devices also store proprietary business data, which makes them vulnerable to cybercriminals. According to a survey conducted by OSBT, 16% of the smartphone users reported losing personal data due to security incidents.
The ESET Mobile Security app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store. For more information on ESET Mobile Security, click here.