Norton Mobile Security Lite Available for Free Download in Android Market

Norton by SemantecWith more than six billion applications downloaded to date, it’s clear that the Android Market is experiencing explosive growth and that consumers are hooked on downloading what they want, when they want it. At the same time, consumers need to be vigilant about safeguarding their mobile phones because Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 16, found that researchers identified nearly four times as many unique-to-Android pieces of malware than the previous year. The need to protect consumer mobile devices is more important than ever.

Norton has released Norton Mobile Security Lite, a free security application for Android-based smartphones. Norton Mobile Security Lite seamlessly combines select anti-theft features with powerful antimalware, giving users a sense of security in the event their phone is ever lost, stolen or compromised by malware.

“In the same day, a smartphone user can stream their favorite music station, get the high score hurling birds through the air and then file their taxes online. Having Norton installed means feeling equally confident regardless of what you do on your mobile phone,” said Effendy Ibrahim, Director for Consumer Business in Asia, Symantec. “Norton Mobile Security Lite protects confidential information and offers basic mobile protection from the most trusted name in security – which means your device is safeguarded and you’re worry-free.”

Norton Mobile Security Lite

Norton Mobile Security Lite provides a worry-free and obligation-free opportunity to all Android users. The key features include:

  • Anti-theft – Remotely lock your lost or stolen device via SMS text and prevent strangers from seeing your private information or running up your mobile bill.
  • Anti-malware – Scans all files and app updates downloaded to the mobile device and automatically detects and removes threats without slowing you down.
  • Automatic LiveUpdate – Automatically downloads and installs security updates keeping you a step ahead of cyber criminals.

This new offering is initially available in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. For users who want additional protections such as the ability to remotely locate or wipe their device; block unwanted calls or text messages; or block phishing websites used to steal personal information and money, there is the option to upgrade to the full featured Norton Mobile Security for an annual subscription price of US$29.99.

Note: Norton Mobile Security Lite is only available in 15 countries: U.S., UK, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.