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Symantec has announced its Norton Mobile Security application which allows you protect your data on any Android device by letting you to remotely wipe or disable your device.

You can now protect your mobile device and the information on it with Norton Mobile Security. If your mobile device is lost, stolen, or its SIM card removed, you can remotely disable your mobile device to prevent thieves from using it or accessing your private information. You can even remotely delete all of your personal information so cybercriminals can’t use it to steal your identity or money.

‚We’ve taken the approach to developing a post-PC era Norton that includes introducing new mobile products, expanding our current products with mobile apps and combining our technology with mainstream consumer brands to protect more people in more places. The market reception has been highly positive and in the coming year we’ll continue creating partnerships and technologies that will bring a trusted name in PC security to mobile and Wi-Fi users all over the world,‚ comments Con Mallon, Director of Mobile Product Management, Symantec Corporation.

Norton Mobile Security lets you remotely disable your phone, erase all of your personal information, and instantly locate your phone, all with a simple text message.

If your phone is lost or stolen, you can locate it fast and not worry about cybercriminals running up your bill or using your private information to steal your identity or hard earned money. It even automatically locks your phone if its SIM card is removed, so if thieves try to use it with another SIM card they’re out of luck.

Tired of being harassed by unwanted calls and texts? Norton Mobile Security helps protect your privacy – and your sanity – by letting you block calls and texts from specific phone numbers.

‚As Android devices become increasingly popular, there is a greater chance they could be targeted by cybercriminals or more commonly, lost or stolen,‚ says Mallon. ‚We are delighted to now offer customers the ability to secure their smart phones or tablets from physical and online crime with the powerful protection of Norton security.‚

When it comes to viruses and other threats, your phone is just as vulnerable to attack as your computer. Norton Mobile Security detects and eliminates mobile threats before they can infect your phone. It automatically scans all the files and app updates that you download. And it even gives you the option of automatically scanning SD (Secure Digital) memory cards for threats when you plug them into your phone. Weekly updates help ensure you have the most up-to-date protection. And it only updates when you’re in your home service area, so you won’t have to pay outrageous roaming charges.

Norton Mobile Security is a breeze to use. It installs with a few simple clicks. And we include a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to use all of the features.

Contact information. Calendars. Text messages. Email. Usernames. Passwords. Your life is on your phone. Keep both safe with Norton Mobile Security.

Norton Mobile Security is available at select retailers and the approximate recommended retail price is R399.

With Norton Mobile Security, you can:

• Prevent strangers from using your phone in case of loss or theft

• Protect your privacy and the personal information on your phone

• Detect and eliminate mobile threats before they infect your device

Operating system

* Android: 2.x or later

Device requirements

* Android 2.0 with 1.8 MB of storage


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