BullGuard Mobile Security 10 Protects Smartphones

BullGuard’s new mobile security app for Android, Symbian, Windows, and Blackberry devices protects against alarming increase in mobile-based viruses and malware and keeps personal details and data safe even if a device is lost or stolen.

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BullGuard has released BullGuard Mobile Security 10, a security solution for smartphones that offers multiple protection features, including antivirus, antispyware, antitheft, parental control, firewall, and spam filter. The program runs on Android, Symbian, Windows, and Blackberry phones, covering more than 80 percent of the smartphone market.

Wireless communication is among the biggest advances to modern technology in recent times. Being able to access data including personal media, files, services, and Web sites on the move without being physically connected to a source has brought a massive amount of convenience to our lives, as well as putting a wide range of technologies in the palm of our hands.

“It’s important to be aware of the potential dangers that may be involved, though,” according to Morten Rinder Stengaard, product manager at BullGuard. “We’ve come a long way from the antiquated ‘brick’ that simply offered the ability to make calls on the move, and modern mobiles now offer access to the internet, allow you to perform financial transactions, place product orders, access e-mail messages, download games and applications, and stream media all from the comfort of a handheld, as well as communicate with other users within range using wireless protocols such as Bluetooth.”

He continued, “All the risks that are a part of your life when you go online from your computer are just as real when you use your phone to check for Facebook updates and news, to receive e-mails and access your bank account. Viruses and other types of malware don’t care what device you use. They just need your phone to be switched on - that way they can call paid services, send text messages, steal and exploit personal information such as credit card details, passwords and phone numbers. In short, a smartphone without proper protection puts you at risk.”

Over the past year there has been an alarming increase in mobile-based viruses and malware. The rise in threats has led to an increasing demand for security software that is tailor-made for mobile devices. Mobile security is essentially a stripped down version of a security suite that might typically be found on a PC, but BullGuard Mobile Security also includes mobile-specific protection such as an antitheft module to allow users to remotely delete data, lock a device or locate it using GPS. Tailor-made backup tools can help ensure that your contacts and other data is safely secured in another location for easy retrieval and spam filters screen text messages and calls.

BullGuard Mobile Security has more features and covers more platforms than any other product available. The fact that BullGuard can be used on all major OSs means that users can easily transfer their security subscription to a new phone, regardless of which platform it runs on. As always with BullGuard products, the mobile solution is simple to use, logical, and functional.

The product is priced at $29.95.

More information is available at bullguard.com.

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