Sophos Mobile Security Offers Application, Web Protection
The latest version for Android devices features application protection, which protects the start of selected applications with a password.Data loss and threat prevention specialist Sophos introduced the latest version of its free Android security app, Sophos Mobile Security 3.0, its full-featured mobile security and antivirus application. The latest version features application protection, which protects the start of selected applications with a password, meaning users can let others use the phone without risking corporate data security. Users can protect their settings or Google Play app and any other mobile application. In addition, Web protection is now included in the free version. The feature blocks access to malicious or phishing Websites, so users can access the Internet with less fear of stumbling onto potentially harmful Websites. As an additional option, Mobile Security can integrate into the company's flagship mobile device management and security solution, Sophos Mobile Control, providing central management and integration into the compliance enforcement engine. Mobile Control can be deployed as software for on-premises installation—or as software as a service (SaaS) hosted by Sophos or a managed service provider (MSP).
"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," Thomas Lippert, senior product manager for mobile at Sophos, said in a statement. "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."