Bitdefender Mobile Security for Android now offers live tracking anti-theft feature
SD Card scanning feature also added to protect against growing threats
BUCHAREST, Romania – August 10th, 2011. Bitdefender, an award-winning provider of innovative security solutions, has added two major new features to its free Mobile Security for Android BETA. The new anti-theft function allows users to easily track where their device is and to remotely wipe it when needed, whilst SD Card scanning helps to protect against uploading malware.
Once the device is linked to their Bitdefender account, users are able to utilize the live tracking anti-theft feature in order to pinpoint its location should it be lost or stolen. There is also the option to remotely wipe the device in order to prevent thieves from accessing private or sensitive data. The new SD card scanning feature helps to prevent Android devices from becoming infected with malware. SD cards will be checked when the user runs an “on-demand” scan, with any new cards automatically scanned upon insertion to the device.
Alexandru Balan, Senior Product Manager at Bitdefender, commented:
“The Android platform’s popularity with developers and users makes it a prime target both for thieves looking to steal devices, and for those wanting to exploit it through malware and scams.
With the addition of these new features to mitigate theft and complement our detection technology, we’re confident Bitdefender Mobile Security ranks amongst the leading products in its category.”
Alongside the new features, Bitdefender Mobile Security BETA provides smart antivirus and web security for devices running Android. Using in-the-cloud scanning technology, it detects even the latest threats without putting a strain on the battery. The product also provides information about billable services and applications' requirements for access to Internet or private user data, helping users make informed choices about their privacy and data security.
For more information and to download the app, visit the Bitdefender Mobile Security homepage: http://m.bitdefender.com
Bitdefender is the creator of one of the world's fastest and most effective lines of internationally certified internet security software. The company is an industry pioneer, introducing and developing award-winning protection since 2001. Today, Bitdefender technology secures the digital experience of around 400 million home and corporate users across the globe.
Recently, Bitdefender won a series of important awards and accolades in the global security industry, including "Product of the Year" by AV-Comparatives, "Best Repair 2012" by AV-Test, "Editor's Choice" and "The Best Antivirus for 2013" by PC Mag, that confirmed the antivirus software’s leadership status among security products.
More information about Bitdefender's products is available from the company's security press room. Additionally, Bitdefender publishes the HOTforSecurity blog, where readers can find stories from the underworld of internet fraud, scams, malicious software - and gossip.