Sprint and McAfee Offer Mobile Security Applications

Sprint users now have access to McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee Family Protection Android Edition software, designed to protect the important information stored on mobile devices.

As the use of smartphones and tablets continues to grow, Sprint is actively working with developers, manufacturers and leaders in the industry to provide solutions that can help protect customers' information and their devices. McAfee Mobile Security can help Sprint customers protect the important information stored on these devices from loss, theft and viruses. In addition, McAfee Family Protection Android Edition provides parents an application that will allow them to filter inappropriate websites on their child's mobile device.

Sprint customers using select Android-powered devices can download the applications from the Android Market by clicking on McAfee within Sprint Zone or the Sprint Tab in the Android Market. Customers can find Sprint Zone as an icon on their device.

"Sprint takes mobile security very seriously, and we are working to provide tools for our customers that can help protect their devices from viruses and give them the ability to lock or wipe data from their device remotely if it becomes lost or stolen," said Fared Adib, senior vice president-product, Sprint. "McAfee is recognized as a leader in this space, and we are pleased to be working with them and to feature the McAfee Mobile Security software in Sprint Zone."

McAfee Mobile Security provides a comprehensive mobile security solution for smartphones and tablets. With McAfee Mobile Security, consumers can now access the following features and functionality in a single download:

  • Locate and track a lost or stolen mobile device via the McAfee online Web portal, even if the SIM card is replaced
  • Back up important contacts, photos and videos from a mobile device or remotely via the Web
  • Access personal data online from virtually anywhere. Restore data, even to a new device
  • Remotely lock the mobile device to protect against misuse, such as excessive phone charges
  • Remotely wipe personal data from a lost or stolen device via the McAfee Web portal, mobile Web portal or via a SMS message from a buddy device
  • Set an audible alarm to help find the device, disrupt a thief, and/or set a pop-up notification with instructions for returning the device
  • 24/7 real-time anti-malware protection against viruses, worms and spyware, Trojan horses and battery-sapping malware
  • Safely browse and search the Web with protection from malicious websites, phishing, identity theft and credit card fraud

McAfee Family Protection Android Edition helps protect children of all ages from exposure to inappropriate website content while enabling them to freely explore their online interests. Features include:

  • Web filtering for Internet, empowering parents to choose categories such as drugs, pornography and weapons, to filter or add specific websites to access or block
  • Works with the default browser on the mobile device and is designed to block other browsers from running and bypassing the technology
  • An uninstall protection feature helps to prevent kids from deleting the application on their mobile device

"By providing McAfee Mobile Security, Sprint can provide security safeguards for their customers in the event of loss or theft, protection against the growing threat of viruses and spyware targeting mobile devices and protection from Web-based threats," said Todd Gebhart, co-president, McAfee. "With McAfee Family Protection Android Edition, parents can add a layer of protection for their children who are using their smartphones to explore the Web."

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