F-Secure has released its F-Secure Anti-theft for Mobile product and F-Secure Mobile Security, which includes the Browsing Protection feature, for smartphones on the Android platform.
Android is the open source mobile platform developed by the Open Handset Alliance.
Patrik Sallner, Vice President of F-Secure?s Mobile Business Unit, says, "Our Anti-Theft for Mobile adds a valuable level of extra security for smartphone users and can also be easily upgraded to include more security features, including Browsing Protection."
Today?s smartphones often contain a wealth of confidential information, including banking details, business projects and personal e-mails and photos. F-Secure?s Anti-Theft for Mobile protects confidential data and safeguards privacy in the event that the smartphone is lost or stolen. The product was already introduced for the Symbian and Windows platforms in early January 2010.
F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile includes remote lock, theft control and remote wipe functionalities. The remote lock can be used to lock the device easily with a single SMS message. The theft control feature activates when the SIM card is changed by locking the phone and sending the new SIM information to the owner. As an ultimate safety measure to prevent misuse, it is possible to erase all the data on the phone with remote wipe by sending an SMS message.
Browsing Protection, F-Secure?s first mobile in-the-cloud feature, which is included in the full
F-Secure Mobile Security suite, identifies which websites are safe to enter and which should be avoided. Harmful sites designed to spread malware or to steal your online identity, such as banking details, are automatically blocked to ensure a safe web experience.
F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile and F-Secure Mobile Security are now available for the Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile platforms through the F-Secure eStore http://www.f-secure.com/estore, selected mobile application stores and F-Secure mobile operator partners. A free 7-day trial version of the security solution, Mobile Security, is available at http://F-Secure.mobi