Tuesday, August 25, 2009

DroidSecurity Launches Security Suite For Android Based Phones And Netbooks

Downloaded over 100,000 times during beta by security-conscious Android users, DroidSecurity is ideal for protecting against malware, SMS spam, and unauthorized access

August 2009 – DroidSecurity, an innovative new start-up dedicated to protecting mobile devices, smartphones and netbooks, today launched DroidSecurity Internet Security Suite, the first full-featured consumer anti-malware and physical security app for Google's Android operating system.

DroidSecurity Internet Security Suite ($4.99 USD), available at www.droidsecurity.com for immediate download, is a powerful, mature security application that provides a wide-range of protection against viruses/malware and SMS/text spam, plus enables users to track lost smartphones and remotely wipe data for enhanced security and control. The core platform was publicly beta-tested by Android users under the DroidHunter brand, and was downloaded over 100,000 times during the six-month beta. DroidSecurity Internet Security Suite is the first Android antivirus application to leverage the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) technology.

"Smartphones today are essentially unsecured mini-computers hosting your email, documents, contact lists and much more," said Eran Pfeffer, chief executive officer at DroidSecurity. "Smartphones, and their future Android-powered netbook cousins, are much more prone to being lost - and therefore physically falling in the wrong hands. People are worried about security, yet are depending on cloud apps because of hardware limitations, opening up new attack vectors. GPS enables hijacking and transaction fraud. And new operating systems, like Android, are incredibly tempting to hackers looking for new victims."

"As with laptops and desktops, all smartphones and netbooks will eventually require an independent security layer," said Dror Shalev, chief technology officer at DroidSecurity. "The threats follow the users, and however hackers can access your data, they will. We customized DroidSecurity specifically for mobile behaviors, while still adhering to the core fundamental security features that consumers rely on today for their PCs."

DroidSecurity Internet Security Suite includes:

  • VirusFree & VirusFree Pro: Inspects and cleans Android smartphones from malware, viruses, SMS spam and suspect applications to secure device integrity.
  • FindR: Tracks and locates lost/stolen phones, enables remote memory clearing to protect data privacy.
  • CheckMate: Manages the security rating of Android and issues warnings on suspect security profiles.
An enterprise edition, including the ability to centrally manage and update company smartphones and devices, is currently in development and expected in 2010.

DroidSecurity was founded in 2009 by former Check Point Software (NASDAQ: CHKP) security researcher Dror Shalev, CEO Eran Pfeffer, and Omri Sigelman, and is based in Tel Aviv Israel. Shalev is well known in the Black Hat and Defcon community, and received accolades for his "Hacking a Toaster" presentation at Defcon 2007.

More information about DroidSecurity products is available at www.droidsecurity.com or via email at info@droidsecurity.com.

Source: DroidSecurity Press Release

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