This week we updated our popular (downloaded more than 100,000 times!), free app, Sophos Mobile Security for Android. In this version (3.0) we’ve added some cool new features to protect you from malicious apps and web threats. It’s also faster and better designed!
If you already have the app on your Android smartphone, remember to download the update. And if you don’t yet have this free antivirus for your phone or tablet, get it now from the Google Play store.
What’s new in SMS 3.0?
Application protection: Protects selected applications with a password, so you can give your phone to your kids to play with, or a friend to make a call, without risking your corporate data security. You can protect your settings, Google Play app, and any other mobile application.
Faster scanning: Improves scan speed significantly by leveraging the power of multi-code phones.
Web protection (now included in free version): Blocks access to malicious or phishing websites, so you can access the Internet without worries.
Why should you get this app?
Android is by far the most popular mobile platform, and that means it’s actively targeted by more and more malware. According to Appthority’s Summer 2013 App Reputation Report, 80% of Android apps exhibit at least one risky behavior.
With so much of your personal data on your mobile device, why wouldn’t you want to have the best protection?
Want to know more?
We also offer an enterprise version of this app as an optional add-on to our mobile device management product, Sophos Mobile Control.