Mobile phones have become essential to all aspects of daily life. Not only are they essential to keeping in touch with friends and family, the growth figures in the smartphone market indicate their value as a business tool.
These days, smartphones carry address books, photos, work e-mails and documents. With so much information stored on these devices, it makes perfect sense to keep these phones secure.
“Have you ever felt lost after forgetting your smartphone at home? If so, then you already know that it is worth much more than the sum of its parts. This constant companion keeps some of your most important data at your fingertips. That’s why you need to be prepared in case your device ever leaves your side,” says Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security.
“After all, your smartphone may be replaceable, but what about its contacts, messages, photos and private accounts? The only way to ensure you keep all that information safe is to install a security program on your smartphone.”
Users of Android smartphones can now set their minds at ease. Avira, the company that has brought millions of users around the world antivirus and firewall protection for years, has released a free Android security app for all their anti-theft needs.
“Available on Google Play, the Avira Free Android Security is designed to help users ensure their data is safe when their phones go missing or are stolen,” explains Blaeser.
There are many features in this app to keep a phone safe. Users can lock the phone remotely by logging on to the Web Console from any browser, pinpoint a phone’s location on Google maps, or if someone finds a lost phone, they can call an alternate phone number to contact the owner.
Avira will let users manage up to five devices on one account. Logging on to the Web Console will also let users see battery life, and the console records the security history of a device. Best of all, also using the Web Console, users can “make it scream” for those times that the phone is hidden under one of those sofa cushions.
“Avira Android Security provides some of the most sought-after anti-theft options available, helping users remotely locate, lock, wipe and sound an alarm on their lost Android device.
“In addition to these features, you can also check the battery, SIM card and general information of your device, and get an instant overview of all the operations preformed remotely on the device via the official Avira Web Console for Android,” says Blaeser.
“Knowing that this particular tool comes from Avira will provide additional peace of mind, as it offers the same levels of reliability and effectiveness as any of the protection tools offered by the company for computers.”