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Norton launches mobile security for Android

July 29, 2011 • Enterprise IT

Norton Mobile Security allows users to protect their mobile devices and information. If your mobile device is lost, stolen, or its SIM card removed, you can remotely disable your mobile device to prevent thieves from using it or accessing your private information.

Enrique Salem, president and CEO, Symantec (image source: Symantec.com) - Norton by Symantec launches new product targeting mobile users

“We’ve taken the approach to developing a post-PC era Norton that includes introducing new mobile products, expanding our current products with mobile apps and combining our technology with mainstream consumer brands to protect more people in more places.

Market reception has been highly positive and in the coming year we’ll continue creating partnerships and technologies that will bring a trusted name in PC security to mobile and Wi-Fi users all over the world,” says Con Mallon, Symantec Corporation Director of Mobile Product Management.

Norton Mobile Security lets you remotely disable your phone, erase all of your personal information, and instantly locate your phone, all with a simple text message.

If your phone is lost or stolen, you can locate it fast and not worry about cybercriminals running up your bill or using your private information to steal your identity or hard earned money. It even automatically locks your phone if its SIM card is removed, so if thieves try to use it with another SIM card they’re out of luck.

Norton Mobile Security helps protect your privacy by letting you block calls and texts from specific phone numbers.

“As Android devices become increasingly popular, there is a greater chance they could be targeted by cybercriminals or more commonly, lost or stolen,” says Mallon.

“We are delighted to now offer customers the ability to secure their smart phones or tablets from physical and online crime with the powerful protection of Norton security.”

Norton Mobile Security detects and eliminates mobile threats before they can infect your phone. It automatically scans all the files and app updates that you download.

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