12 June 2014

ESET refreshes Mobile Security app for Android

ESET, which provides proactive digital protection, has released an enhanced version of ESET Mobile Security in Asia Pacific that has proactive anti-theft features in its premium version, helping Android users track lost or stolen mobile devices. 

Source: Play Store.
The free version of the application provides basic protection including full device scans, scans of downloaded applications items and basic anti-theft functionalities. The premium version includes scheduled scanning, on-charger scans, advanced proactive anti-theft functionalities, SMS & call filters and security audits.

The proactive anti-theft feature detects potentially dangerous situations and eases the locating of stolen or lost devices. New functionality for premium users sends the last location of the device when the battery hits a critical level, takes snapshots from front and back camera when the wrong PIN/pattern is entered or an unauthorised SIM change is detected. All data on the device is accessible through http://my.eset.com.

"The adoption of smartphones and tablets is growing at a rapid rate in Asia Pacific, with Android being the most popular OS with 59% market share. We rely on mobile devices in both our personal and professional lives to communicate, store data and even make financial transactions. Losing your device or experiencing a security breach is stressful and can put a lot of sensitive data at risk," said Parvinder Walia, Sales Director at ESET Asia Pacific. 

"Over the past year, we have received valuable feedback from our users on the importance of quick, efficient and easy device location and tracking and two-factor authentication (2FA) for added security."

Also introduced recently is an updated version of ESET Secure Authentication in Asia Pacific. Initially available only in selected regions, ESET's updated 2FA application combines secure access to online applications and ease of installation and support. The software development kit and API extends protection to a wider range of applications and data.