Lookout’s application helps protect devices from malware and recover information if lost or stolen
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 15, 2011 - With more than 73.3 million people in the United States1 owning smartphones and using it for business and entertainment, it is crucial for customers to protect the information on their devices from theft, loss, mobile malware, phishing attempts and malicious websites. Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that it is partnering with Lookout Mobile Security to give its customers the ability to download an application to help protect the important information stored on their smartphone or tablet.
Sprint customers can easily download the Lookout Mobile Security application from the Android Market by clicking on Lookout Mobile Security within Sprint Zone or the Sprint Tab in the Android Market. Customers can find Sprint Zone as an icon on their device2. Lookout offers a free or trial option for consumers that blocks viruses, malware and spyware. In addition to backing up and restoring contacts, the application can pinpoint a lost or stolen phone on a map and emit a loud alarm to pinpoint the device’s exact location. A premium version is also available offering a robust set of security features including:
- Privacy – Protect privacy by helping consumers understand which apps can access their private data.
- Backup and Restore – Save contacts, photos and call history to the cloud and manage it all from a single location. Restore data to a new or existing phone at any time.
- Missing Device – Locate a lost or stolen phone quickly and remotely activate a loud alarm to track down a device.
- Remote Lock and Wipe – Remotely lock a phone from the web and wipe data off a device if it is gone for good.
- Security – Protect smartphones from evolving mobile threats, including malware, spyware and malicious websites.
- Management – Manage all devices remotely from the cloud and access data from the Lookout website at any time, quickly and easily.
“Sprint is pleased to partner with Lookout to offer our customers applications that will help to protect and secure the private information on their device and ensure the applications they download are safe from viruses,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product, Sprint. “Lookout also offers a premium version of the mobile security application that gives customers the ability to remote lock or even remote wipe the data from their device if it is lost or stolen.”
Lookout delivers a best-of-breed security app that protects consumers from malware, spyware, provides data backup and recovery, and can locate a missing device if it is lost or stolen. With more than nine million users across 400 mobile networks, Lookout is the highest rated security app in the world, named one of the “Top 100 Tech Products for 2010” by PCWorld and a world leader in smartphone security. Lookout is dedicated to providing essential security for free to all users. For those that want more advanced features, Lookout also offers Lookout Premium that includes additional privacy and security and can remotely lock and wipe a device. Today, Lookout also announces new Safe Browsing, which protects users from phishing attempts and malicious websites.
About Sprint Nextel
Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and government users. Sprint Nextel served more than 51 million customers at the end of 1Q 2011 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. Newsweek ranked Sprint No. 6 in its 2010 Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation’s greenest companies, the highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1According to eMarketer.
2The Sprint Zone application currently is not available on the Nexus S 4G or Samsung Moment devices.
Kristin Wallace, 404-649-8222