McAfee today announced that its security software for mobile platforms will be pre-loaded onto Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA(TM) mini pro and forthcoming XPERIA(TM) pro smartphones, part of the company’s goal to protect smartphone users against device loss, data theft, malware and virus infection.
McAfee’s mobile technology allows users to find their missing phone with alarm and location tracking, prevent misuse with remote lock and wipe and preserve important memories and personal data with remote back-up and restore, even from a lost or misplaced phone. Additionally, McAfee Mobile Security protects against the risk of malware that originates via email, instant messaging and Internet downloads.
“Smartphones represent one of most significant technological developments of our time with today’s devices boasting far more functionality than many early PCs,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president, McAfee. “However, it is far too easy to leave a mobile device in a cab or at the airport, which can mean lost contacts, photos, financial information and other important content. With malware targeting mobile devices growing quarter-on-quarter, there is also the risk of these devices being hacked, infected or phished. The availability of this technology is an important milestone in protecting both the phone itself and the data that resides on the device.”