PhoneGuard Anti-Virus Software Powered By Award-Winning NetQin Technology Now Available For Android Phones

Company: PhoneGuard
Published: 24 March, 2010
PhoneGuard, the leading provider of mobile security services, announced today the release of its new anti-virus software for Android smartphones at the International CTIA Wireless show (Booth 6719). Previously only available to Windows and Symbian mobile users, PhoneGuard now advances its reach to 85% of the U.S. mobile market with the introduction of its anti-virus software for Android smartphone users. Powered by award-winning NetQin technology, PhoneGuard provides a secure defense against emerging threats including viruses, spyware and malware that target mobile devices.

Many cell phone users and consumers are not fully aware of the dangers that hackers and cyber thieves present. With cell phones, smartphones and PDA's becoming an increasingly vital part of our daily lives, the level and complexity of threat to our personal information is higher than ever. Spyware allows hackers the ability to listen in on phone conversations, steal contacts, pinpoint location, browse text messages and emails, and unknowingly activate a phone's camera to record video.

"This marks the turning point in the quantity, complexity and level of threat mobile viruses and malware present," says Anthony Sasso, founder of PhoneGuard. "Our mobile phones have become an integral part of our day-to-day lives and smartphones are becoming more and more like computers. We are now using these multifunction devices for business communications, email, web surfing, online banking, and so much more. These devices harbor some of our most personal and important information -- and PhoneGuard is here to protect it."

To assure the highest standards of protection, PhoneGuard has partnered with NetQin Tech, Co., the 2009 China Frost & Sullivan Award Winner and largest professional mobile security service provider in the world with more than 30 million subscribers in over than 200 countries and regions. As the world's leading innovator in technology for security software, NetQin provides PhoneGuard the ability to not only offer mobile anti-virus, but offer additional features including concierge service, back-up capabilities, safe and secure SMS texting, and a locator service among others.

Lin Yu, CEO of NetQin, has stated: "We're now able to provide award-winning and certified mobile security protections to those smartphone users who are more susceptible to mobile threats."