McAfee, the global software security provider has announced a full-featured free mobile security solution to its Indian users. The app is available for Android and iOS (iPhone OS) mobile devices and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
The company has stated that McAfee Mobile Security solution is targeted at making security a more integrated part of the Indian consumer experience. McAfee's recent survey on Indian mobile consumption behavior revealed that indiscriminate usage of mobile phones and sharing of private content on mobile devices lead to security threats. The survey also revealed that 98 percent of polled Indian respondents use smartphones to take pictures and 66 percent of respondents claimed to share their mobile content.
"With India placed on the tip of mobile device explosion, there is an overwhelming need of adoption of security and privacy protection in our digital lives," said Jagdish Mahapatra, Managing Director, India and SAARC, McAfee. "With free access to our award-winning mobile security product, Indian consumers will be empowered to access all the benefits of this connected world and enjoy a safe mobile life. McAfee is committed towards raising awareness on cyber threats, to enable personal data security and protect digital lives. Our initiative to give away one of the strongest premium mobile security offerings at no cost is an enabler in that direction," he added.
Users can download McAfee Antivirus and Security app from Google Play Store for free.
According to a recent report by Trend Micro mobile, malware will continue to increase in 2014. The research firm states that mobile banking will be a major target of malware and the basic two step verification process will no longer be sufficient. The firm adds that organizations may expect major data breaches at least once a month in 2014.