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November 20, 2012

Norton Mobile Security Beefs Up Mobile Protection

Mobile security is increasingly becoming a concern. People are using phones for much more than just calling these days, making mobile devices particularly vulnerable. 

Have you ever thought about what would happen if the phone that you use as your mobile wallet or to conduct mobile banking fell into the wrong hands? The possibility is more realistic than most people would like to assume. 

According to a recent statement from Norton by Symantec, one in three mobile users has had their mobile device lost or stolen, putting their personal data at risk.

The new Norton Mobile Security protects against these situations, helping users to keep their device secure, recover the missing device, and prevent others from accessing their information. 

Some of the new and improved features include: the ability to remotely locate a lost or stolen device, a “scream” alarm, which sets off an alarm that allows users to locate their device, the ability to back up and restore contacts across devices, protection across multiple devices and platforms, and Web-based management, which allows users to control their device security from the Internet.

Dave Cole, vice president of product management for the consumer business unit at Symantec Corporation, sees these new security measures as particularly important; “Your phone may not just be your phone—it may be your wallet, identity card, address book, and family photo album. As we use our phones in new ways, we’re also putting sensitive information at risk if the device gets lost or stolen.” The latest version of Norton Mobile Security, he says, will allow users to rest at ease; “…we are making it simple for people to stay protected on whichever device they choose.”

Norton Mobile Security is available for $29.99. Norton 360 Multi-Device and Norton One will be updated with the features of this latest release.

Edited by Braden Becker

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