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ESET launches the latest version of its Mobile Security solution

By Catherine Knowles
Wed 16 Sep 2020
FYI, this story is more than a year old

ESET has launched version 6.0 of its Mobile Security solution (EMS), which is designed to protect against a multitude of Android mobile security threats such as malware and phishing.

EMS protects users data against loss, leakage and misuse through malware protection, as well as providing a safe browsing environment with its anti-phishing feature.

The solution also protects users from physical loss and theft, connecting to my.eset.com to provide real-time information about the status and whereabouts of the device.

Version 6.0 of the Mobile Security solution introduces a new layer of security for EMS users, the company states.

The Payment Protection feature safeguards users from applications that utilise sensitive financial information such as banking transactions and online shopping.

This feature automatically categorises all installed applications from the Google Play Store that fall into the Finance category and scans them for potential threats. The user is also able to add other installed apps to the list that may fall outside of the Finance category.

A safe launcher icon is added to the users list of applications, and from there, apps pertaining to sensitive financial data can be launched and will be protected from malware or fake apps that may be attempting to steal credentials by replicating login screens, ESET states.

If an app is not launched from the safe launcher module, Mobile Security will continue to run a basic scan for unresolved antivirus issues, open network usage and the root state of the device.

To further establish ESET's commitment to Android mobile protection, the company has been awarded the MRG Effitas Certificate in the Android 360 Assessment Programme Q1 2020 by MRG Effitas, a specialist in independent IT security efficacy testing, research and expertise.

As the report highlights, Android devices are used by approximately 2.3 billion people around the globe, and with Android-based malware on a constant rise, it is increasingly important that antivirus solutions protect against 100% of threats.

Version 6.0 has also undergone design changes to improve intuitiveness and ease-of-use features, such as the Call Filter feature that allows users to protect against unwanted incoming calls and a redesign of the Anti-Theft feature to allow for simpler onboarding and the resetting of passwords.

ESET product manager Branislav Orlk says, “Mobile devices are a central part of our everyday lives and go far beyond just the need to call or message our friends and family.

"Our mobile devices are now a direct pathway to our wallets, our memories and our jobs, and it is vital that personal data is safely secured, especially sensitive financial data.

“With this latest version of ESET Mobile Security, we want to ensure our users feel completely secure when performing financial transactions on their devices, in addition to being protected from malware and phishing attempts.

"At ESET, we are dedicated to the safety of technology users across the globe and are proud to be recognised for our innovative and reliable security solutions.”

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