July 31, 2014

Lookout Extends Security to Browser with New 'Safe Browsing' Feature

Lookout Mobile Security has added yet another fantastic feature to their Android application today with the integration of Safe Browsing.  As the name implies, it brings the company’s excellent security services to your Android browser.  Because this system is real-time and updated in the cloud, you can rest easy knowing you’re protected by the latest software.  Considering how easy it is mask URL’s and hide garbage within websites, the browser move just feels logical.  

The Safe Browsing feature is just the latest part of the Lookout Premium package which runs either $2.99/month or $29.99/year.  Before you raise an objection to the cost, consider what else you get for your money.  We’re talking ridiculous amounts of security and peace of mind here.

  • 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.

Don’t wanna try Lookout Premium, it’s all good.  At least grab the free version.  Heck, even the free client includes anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware, data restoration (same device), and phone location “Locate & Scream”.  To sweeten things up a bit, we’ll help you out.  Download Lookout Premium and Save!  We’ve got a promo code that will help shave $5 off the annual cost of the premium client.  Simply enter BESAFEAG at the time of checkout and you’ll only be charged $24.99 for the first year.

We’re huge fans of Lookout here at AndroidGuys and have really come to trust their software and app policing system.  The software never slows our phone down or hinders performance, running silently and diligently in the background.  In fact, we rarely ever think of Lookout, and that’s a good thing.

Sprint users will also find an additional way to locate and install Lookout now that the carrier has added the app to their Sprint Zone.  Simply open the app or navigate to the Sprint Tab in the Android Market and you’ll practically trip over it!

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Sprint Partners with Lookout to Offer Customers Mobile Security Protection

Lookout’s application helps protect devices from malware and recover information if lost or stolen

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – 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.”

About Lookout

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.

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Lookout Introduces Safe Browsing to Protect Users While Surfing the Mobile Web and Announces Strategic Relationship with Sprint

Safe Browsing Instantly Protects Smartphones against Malicious Sites, Phishing Scams and Drive-by Downloads

SAN FRANCISCO—June 15, 2011—Today, Lookout Mobile Security, the leader in mobile security, introduced Safe Browsing to protect against online threats when surfing the Web from a mobile device.  With Safe Browsing, Lookout extends the security it already provides to millions of people so they can confidently surf the web, email, text and enjoy social networking from their phone or tablet without worrying about malware and phishing attacks. Safe Browsing automatically checks every URL a user visits to prevent phishing sites from stealing personal data and malware from being installed on a device.

With Safe Browsing, customers can feel confident that they can safely access personal information including financial accounts, social networking and donation websites on their mobile device. Safe Browsing examines every website in real-time and automatically warns against phishing attempts and unsafe sites—guarding users from identity theft, financial fraud or malware.   On a mobile device, because of the small form factor, people are three times more likely to click on a suspicious link than if they are using a PC[i].

With this launch, Lookout and Sprint are announcing a relationship to deliver Lookout’s award-winning protection to give Sprint customers the ability to download an application to help protect the important information stored on their smartphone or tablet. Lookout Premium not only includes the new Safe Browsing, but also privacy protection with Privacy Advisor, the capability to remotely Lock and Wipe a device, and enhanced backup and restore for photos and call history. 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 device. Lookout offers customers both a premium and free or trial version of the application.

“Wireless is rapidly becoming the dominant computing platform, and Sprint is dedicated to helping its customers find the best- apps to enhance their mobile experience,” said Fared Adib, senior vice president-Product, Sprint. “Lookout not only delivers a stellar user experience, but will give Sprint customers confidence to do more with their wireless device by protecting it.”

The Lookout Mobile Threat Network protects more than nine million Lookout users daily from downloading or accessing bad applications and will now protect users from phishing attempts and malware sites, safeguarding phones and privacy.  Without impacting the performance of mobile browsing, Lookout’s Safe Browsing reviews every website in real time before the site loads to confirm it is safe. If a user unknowingly clicks on a link to a bad site, Safe Browsing will block access to the site automatically.

With Safe Browsing, users can:

•      Safely surf the web, email, text, bank and use social networking sites from their smartphone or tablet

•      Click on links without worry – from Facebook, email, text messages and more

•      Stay protected from the latest online threats with real-time cloud-based protection

“With new devices and quickly evolving 4G networks, it is even easier for people to use their mobile devices to stay connected while on the go, but consumers need to have the confidence to safely surf the Web,” said John Hering, CEO and founder, Lookout Mobile Security. “Safe Browsing leverages our global threat detection network that already protects millions of users from malicious applications. By extending protection with Safe Browsing, mobile consumers can feel safe surfing the web, accessing email and entering other personal information on their mobile device.”

Safe Browsing is available as part of Lookout Premium. Lookout is dedicated to protecting users around the world by providing essential security for mobile devices. Available on more than 400 mobile networks in 170 countries, Lookout protects over nine million consumers around the world.

For more information on Lookout, visit www.mylookout.com

About Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout is a mobile security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe for everyone. Lookout delivers award-winning protection from the growing threats facing mobile users today including malware and spyware, data loss, and device loss. Lookout is cross-platform, cloud-connected and designed from the ground up to provide advanced protection for smartphones while remaining lightweight and efficient on the phone. With users across 400 mobile networks in 170 countries, Lookout is a world leader in smartphone security. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout is funded by Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Trilogy Equity Partners. For more information and to download the application, please visit www.mylookout.com.