Symantec rolls out Norton Mobile Security and delivers on its promise to provide security software specific to the Android platform. This new security app requires Android 2.x and later and at least 1.8 MB of storage. Despite being still freely available in beta, this new security app already presents practical features one would expect of a leading maker of security solutions.
There is the given virus and malware active protection with the extended option to automatically scan SD memory cards. To safeguard privacy and personal information, the app has anti-phishing for when users go online, and call and text blocking for more typical usage. Threats to mobile security however don’t always come in the form of ones and zeroes. Thus Norton Mobile Security also carries anti-theft features. With this app an Android user can remotely locate his or her phone, lock it, and even wipe out sensitive data stored in it. Such security measures can certainly be very useful in the event the phone gets lost or stolen.
Along with Norton Mobile Security, Symantec also offers a separate app called Norton Connect. Still also in beta development, this complementary program allows users to access their Norton 360 and Norton Online Backup accounts. This gives them a way to directly take advantage of the company’s cloud computing-based services from their mobile devices. Norton Connect can make backing up and sharing files easier and downloading them more secure for Android users.
Maintaining a high degree of security, privacy, and peace of mind requires user discernment and reliable security apps. Android users can depend on apps like Norton Mobile Security and Norton Connect to help them achieve that in this increasingly connected world.