BitDefender bows Mobile Security app for Android


Bitdefender, one of the bigger players in the internet security game, has released a new mobile security application for Android. Called Bitdefender Mobile Security, it’s the result of more than 120,000 beta testers and uses the company’s cloud-based technology to help users on the front lines against mobile threats. Features include an Application Audit (monitors permissions on installed apps), anti-theft measures, and web security against phishing and malware.

“Security can be iron-clad and feather-light at the same time – Bitdefender Mobile Security proves it,” said Senior Product Manager Alex Balan. “The security is guaranteed by Bitdefender’s years of experience on the front lines of the war against e-threats. At the same time, our in-the-cloud technology prevents battery strain, updates continuously and takes it easy on the operating system. Mobile security is, finally, truly mobile. Android device users can now be secure without having to constantly carry around their phone chargers.”

Bitdefender is available in the Android Market as a free download (2.0+) however there are select features (Premium) that can be purchased for a $9.95 annual fee.

FREE Features:

  • Malware Scanner
  • Application Audit
  • Remote Geolocation

PREMIUM Features

  • Malware Scanner
  • Application Audit
  • Web Security
  • Anti‐Theft
    • Remote Geolocation
    • Remote Lock Device
    • Remote Wipe Device
    • Message Device & Play Sound