SECURITY OUTFIT McAfee has announced its Wavesecure security software for Android tablets.
As the number of mobile devices such as tablets continues to increase, so does the security risk for users, McAfee claims. And it has leapt to the rescue with its tablet specific security software.
Todd Gebhart, EVP at McAfee said, "The threats to mobile devices are in many ways the same as in the online world. Beyond device loss or theft, users can be hacked, infected or phished on a mobile device just as easily as they can online."
McAfee developed the Wavesecure Tablet Edition especially for tablets running Google's Android operating system. Other than IOS on Apple's Ipad, Android is the alternative found on most other tablets, such as the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.
The Wavesecure software offers users the ability to find their device, should it get lost, with alarm and location tracking. It can also stop misuse with a remote wipe and lock feature, and it also has a remote backup option that can prevent unwanted data loss.
McAfee claims, "Users can also trigger an audible alarm to help them find the device or disrupt a thief, and send a brief SMS message with instructions for returning it."
The software is available now, which is just under the wire to meet McAfee's prediction of a second quarter launch that it made when it announced its mobile security suite in February. An annual subscription to Wavesecure costs $19.99 and it is available from McAfee or at the Android Market. µ
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