McAfee launches Security Solution for Indian mobile users

The McAfee solution is available on Google Play store and is free for Indian mobile phone users

mcafee-mobile-security-solutionMcAfee on Wednesday launched a mobile security solution for Indian consumers. The security company said it will be offered to Indian consumers free of charge. The McAfee mobile security solution supports all devices that use iOS and Android as operating system.

The company said the offering was significant as it was launched keeping  its relevance for India. McAfee said that India is the world’s fastest rising smartphone market slated to have 185 million mobile internet users by June 2014, and the second biggest user base for Android accounting for over 93% market share.

“Device proliferation and the resultant application explosion has increased potential vulnerabilities and made ‘mobile’ a significant threat vector,” The company said.

The latest mobile security trends report by McAfee found that around 82% of apps track users and 80% of apps collect location information – invading user privacy successfully.

The company also said that its recent ‘Love Relationship and Technology’ survey on Indian mobile consumption behavior revealed threats arising out of indiscriminate usage of mobile phones and sharing of private content on mobile devices. It unveils that 98% of polled Indian respondents use smartphones to take pictures and more than 66% of polled respondents claimed to share their mobile content.

“With India placed on the tip of mobile device explosion, there is an overwhelming need of adoption of security and privacy protection in our digital lives said Jagdish Mahapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, McAfee.

McAfee Mobile Security for Android is designed to prevent privacy invasions, data loss, identity theft and device disappearances. It also includes anti-theft, anti-virus, app protection, Web protection, call and SMS filtering.

“With free access to our award-winning mobile security product, Indian consumers will be empowered to access all the benefits of this connected world and enjoy a safe mobile life,” he added.

Indian mobile phone users can download the McAfee Mobile Security solution from Google Play Store. The full version software offers protection against privacy and security threats and is free to consumers. In AV-Test’s most recent effectiveness test for mobile security products, McAfee Mobile Security received a 100% detection score and was given a top ranking among the 30 vendors that participated in the independent test

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