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Sprint Teams Up With McAfee For New Mobile Security Options



McAfee, a trusted name in computer security, has teamed up with the nations third largest carrier, Sprint, to offer mobile security solutions to smartphone customers.

McAfee has released two security options for smartphones on the Sprint network. The first one is McAfee Mobile Security Software, which is available as a seven day free trial and then it’s $29.99 for a 12 month subscription. The other is the McAfee Family Protection Android Edition. This program is available for a free 30 day trial and then $19.99 for a 12 month subscription.

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McAfee Mobile Security is a straight up security suite with the bells and whistles you would expect:

  • 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

    According to the release the Family Protection Android Edition is more of a monitoring solution for children and families

    • 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

    “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.”

    Source: Sprint

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