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:
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.”