McAfee launches Android security suite

Summary:The company has released a pair of security products for Android as it moves into the battle against mobile malware

McAfee said on Tuesday it will extend its wares into smartphones and tablets as mobile security moves to the forefront.

McAfee Android suite

McAfee has launched a pair of security products for Android. Photo credit: McAfee

Specifically, McAfee announced McAfee Mobile Security and WaveSecure Tablet Edition. The general idea is that the software secures mobile devices as they swap between consumer, work and personal usage.

Tablets and smartphones are apparently the next growth market for antivirus protection. And given that Android devices are quickly becoming a popular attack vector, McAfee is focusing on that platform.

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Topics: Security


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