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Verizon Wireless Introduces Mobile Security App to Protect Android Users from Digital, Physical Threats

September 14, 2012

Verizon Wireless Introduces Mobile Security App to Protect Android Users from Digital, Physical Threats

By Sujata Garud
TMCnet Contributor

Verizon Wireless has launched Verizon Mobile Security, an application that helps customers secure and protect Android (News - Alert) smartphones against digital and physical threats. The app helps customers protect their devices from digital threats and equips customers with the power to remotely locate alarm, lock and even wipe data from a misplaced or lost device.

Verizon Mobile Security can be downloaded from the Verizon Channel in Google Play on more than 30 Android smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S III and DROID RAZR™ M by Motorola (News - Alert). After Verizon Mobile Security Premium is purchased, customers get the ease and convenience of direct billing to their monthly account statements. A Verizon Wireless (News - Alert) data plan is required and data usage applies. The app, available on Android smartphones running Android 2.1 or higher, combines the security capabilities of Asurion (News - Alert) and McAfee, delivers three valuable options to help secure and protects customers from these digital threats.

Additionally, the Verizon Mobile Security Basic provides antivirus protection, powered by McAfee, to detect viruses and malware, and McAfee SiteAdvisor to identify and warn customers of suspicious websites. There is no charge to download Verizon Mobile Security Basic, however, a Verizon Wireless data plan is required and data usage will apply.

Furthermore, the Verizon Mobile Security Premium includes the security features of Verizon Mobile Security Basic as well as McAfee App Alert, which delivers information about which apps have the ability to access, store or transmit data to or from the device. Available for $1.99/month per line, Verizon Mobile Security Premium also provides recovery features from Asurion that allow customers to remotely locate, alarm, lock or wipe data from a lost or misplaced device using their My Verizon accounts.

Last, the Verizon Mobile Security Premium with Total Equipment Coverage allows customers with Total Equipment Coverage to add Verizon Mobile Security Premium for $1/month per line. Total Equipment Coverage combines the benefits of Asurion's Wireless Protection Plan for lost, stolen, and damaged devices, and Verizon Wireless' Extended Warranty for mechanical or electrical defects after the manufacturer's warranty expires.

Recently, Verizon Wireless revealed that Grand Central Station, a New York City landmark, will host the first-ever Evolution 2.0 store in the New York Metro Region. The anticipated grand opening of the new store will officially take place on September 14th.

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Edited by Allison Boccamazzo

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