Norton Mobile Security update includes new “Scream” feature
and web-based antitheft capabilities
Norton by Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) announced the availability of Norton Tablet Security, including a new “Scream” feature that helps users find a lost or stolen phone quickly. This offering for the Android platform further support the Norton Everywhere initiative, which extends Norton’s security expertise and technologies to protect consumers everywhere they go, regardless of device or platform.
“With today’s tablets, people stand to risk losing much more than contact information when a device is lost or stolen – it’s access to their email, social networking sites, financial institutions or even exposing personal photos or videos, as many celebrities have,” said Kara Rawden, Senior Marketing Manager Middle East & Africa, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec. “Given these risks, consumers are increasingly motivated to protect their mobile lives. Norton Tablet Security provides protection from physical and online threats from one of the most trusted brand in security.”
This new offering is designed specifically for Android tablets to protect the device, as well as the user’s privacy and important data, against loss, theft, viruses, and other threats through the following features:
• Web-based Anti-Theft – By logging in through a web browser, users can access anti-theft features that include the ability to remotely lock a lost or stolen device, preventing information from being stolen. Users can also add a default or custom “device lost” message to the lock screen. A lost or stolen tablet can also be located on a map, which shows the device’s most recent locations. For those who want to see who may have their device, the “Sneak Peek” feature remotely takes a photo using the front-facing tablet camera and uploads the picture to the anti-theft site that stores and displays the most recent pictures.
• Anti-Malware – Automatically scans all the apps and app updates downloaded to the mobile device and SD card for threats.
• Web Protection – Norton Safe Web technology alerts on fraudulent and malicious websites, protecting the device from content accessed or downloaded over mobile networks and Wi-Fi connections, without slowdowns or interruptions.
Pricing, Availability and Compatibility
Norton Tablet Security is available from the Norton Online Store for R299.00, which provides one year of protection.
For more information, visit www.norton.co.za