Sophos releases free mobile security app for Android

New Delhi,August 13, 2013:  As mobile devices  come in the radar of the Net's baddies,  Android malware infections are seeing a  more than 600 percent increase..... making  some sort of  protection essential. US and UK-based security solutions leader Sophos has released  the latest version of their free mobile security  and anti-virus app for the Android platform.

Sophos Mobile Security 3.0 is a  full-featured Android security app, available at  Google Play, that:

·        Protects the start of selected applications with a password ie you can let others use your phone without risking your corporate data security.

·        Significantly improves scan speed by leveraging the power of multi- core phone

·        Blocks access to malicious or phishing websites, so you can access the Internet worry-free

Says Thomas Lippert, senior product manager, mobile, Sophos:  “If Android malware risks weren’t enough, Android device loss and theft are an enormous issue, especially considering that more than 100 cell phones are lost or stolen every minute just in the US alone. Mobile malware leads to data loss and unexpected cost issues, while actual device loss and theft leads to potentially much worse. Either way, it’s imperative for users to ensure their devices are protected. And we’re providing this protection – for free.”

 Sophos Mobile Security is offered for free for individual users. Optionally, Sophos Mobile Security can integrate into the company’s flagship mobile device management and security solution, Sophos Mobile Control, providing full central management and integration into the compliance enforcement engine.