At the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2014) McAfee announced a free version of its McAfee Mobile Security in 30 languages.
The free version of McAfee’s security app for Android includes enhanced protection features and, for the first time, unlocks security extensions for Intel-based mobile devices, making it the most comprehensive free mobile solution for consumers on the market. McAfee also recently launched McAfee Mobile Security for iOS, which is also available free of charge.
John Giamatteo, senior vice president and general manager, McAfee consumer business, said: “With free access to our mobile security product, consumers are free to experience everything this connected world has to offer, without fear of their personal information being compromised.”
McAfee Mobile Security, available for immediate download in the Google Play Store, now offers its comprehensive, award-winning protection against privacy and security threats at no cost to consumers.
In AV-Test’s most recent effectiveness test for mobile security products, McAfee Mobile Security received a 100 percent detection score and was given a top ranking among the 30 vendors that participated in the independent test.
Android malware almost tripled from 2012 to 2013, according to McAfee’s third Consumer Mobile Security Report.
In 2012, 1.6 million Americans fell victim to smartphone theft, and stolen mobile phones cost consumers over $30 billion.
McAfee is expanding its mobile footprint by continuing to partner with Verizon and LG – adding to its list of over 110 partners.