Mobile Security Tools
Mobile devices have become one of the primary tools we use in both our personal and professional lives. One of the things that makes mobile devices so powerful are the thousands of apps we can select from and use. However, with the tremendous power and flexibility of apps come a number of risks you must be aware of. The key to maintaining a secure mobile device is to only install apps from trusted, secure sources and make sure they are always updated.
Below are some examples of both free and paid security apps and settings that you can enable on your mobile device.
- Anti-Virus: Prevents viruses from infecting your phone while you're surfing the Internet. You can protect your handheld from viruses and malware by downloading any of the following recommended apps
Anti-Virus Description Price Trend Smart Surfing Trend Smart Surfing for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices is the first secure browser to provide a smarter, safer experience on the Web. Free Virus Barrier iOS Intego VirusBarrier lets you scan files for viruses or malware. VirusBarrier scans for malware that may affect iOS, Windows or Mac OS X. You can scan files you have received by e-mail, to ensure that they don't infect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and also to make sure you don't forward infected files to other users. You can also scan files on a number of remote servers, such as in a Dropbox, iDisk, WebDAV disk, or even a web site. $2.99 NetQin Mobile Security Protects against mobile threats, including malware, hackers, eavesdroppers, and viruses, while ensuring your devices run at optimum speed. Free Avast! Mobile Security Full-featured Antivirus and Anti-Theft security for your Android phone. Protect personal data with automatic virus scans and infected-URL alerts. Stop hackers by adding a firewall (rooted phones). Control anti-theft features with remote SMS commands for: history wipe, phone lock, siren activation, GPS tracking, audio monitoring, and many other useful tools Free Anti-Virus for Android AVG Antivirus for Smartphones & Tablets automatically detects harmful Apps & SMS. AVG Mobilation™ Antivirus Free is a free mobile security solution that helps protects your phone from viruses, malware, spyware & online exploitation in real-time. Free Dr.Web Anti-virus Light for Android Provides constant anti-virus protection and threats neutralization. Free Sophos Anti-Virus for Windows Mobile Secures sensitive information on your Windows Mobile phones and PDAs. Detecting and disinfecting mobile viruses and spyware, it keeps your business communications going, uninterrupted by today’s malware threats. Free Trial &
Kaspersky Mobile Security Kaspersky Mobile Security combines innovative anti-theft defense with advanced Internet threat protection to ensure the safety of your Smartphone. Whether your phone is lost or stolen, or is targeted while you’re surfing the internet, you know your personal data is always safe. $19.95
- Anti-Spam: To avoid being flooded with spam & improve detection of spam and malware when downloading e-mail.
Anti-Spam Description Price Mobile Active Defense Filters all incoming e-mail through its servers prior to delivery. The company updates its filters more than 100 times per day to maximize protection from spam, phishing attacks, and malware. $16.99/year Spam Arrest Offers a more aggressive challenge/response solution – rather than filtering for spam and malware, it requires everyone who sends you an e-mail to respond to a query in order to confirm their identity. The company’s iPhone app offers users the ability to create an account, manage incoming mail, and edit an approved senders list. $49.95/year Gmail’s spam filters One of the simple options is to set up a free Gmail account purely for iPhone use, then configure that account to read all incoming e-mail from your other POP or IMAP accounts Free
- Password Management: Helps users manage all of their online passwords securely in one place. The three options mentioned here all offer free trials, allowing you to decide which interface you like the most.
Password Management Description Price SplashID Splash Data’s SplashID password manager offers a particularly comprehensive solution, including the ability to sync with the company’s desktop software. Key features include AES and Blowfish encryption, a random password generator, and a browser plug-in for quick sign-in on your desktop. SplashID ($9.95)
Desktop software ($19.95)
LastPass Includes cloud storage and desktop software $12.00/year 1Password Award-winning password and identity manager. $6.99, plus $39.95 for desktop software iVault / iVault Pro iVault is a secure storage vault available as an iPhone or iPod Touch App. There is a free version with limited capacity, and iVault Pro which allows for unlimited storage. iVault for iPhone helps protect your credit card numbers, social security numbers, and other private information in an encrypted vault on your iPhone or iPod Touch. iVault for iPhone: FREE iVault Pro for iPhone: $9.99 mSecure Free backup/restore desktop app, mBackup, included with your purchase. Don’t take any chances with your passwords and private information; keep your data safe and secure with mSecure Password manager! $9.99
- Theft Protection: Protects against physical and identity theft.
Theft Protection Description Price F-Secure Anti-Theft is an application for your mobile phone that provides a great way to protect it if it gets lost or stolen. Free Tap Trace Helps you to recover your iPhone or iPod Touch in the event that it is lost or stolen. $1.99 for iPhone & iPod $3.99 for iPad Find My iPhone app Find My iPhone is one of the most complete theft protection solutions available for iPhone. Free GadgetTrak for iOS Security Increases your chances of recovering your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch by having the ability to track your device and even snap a photo of the thief! $3.99 GadgetTrak for Mobile Security GadgetTrak Mobile Security helps mitigate the risk of mobile device loss or theft, empowering you to track it's location, back up data, and wipe the device. $19.95 / Free 7 Day Trial
- Communication Security: Added security when accessing your email.
Email Security Description Price
Loyola supports IMAPS
Loyola offers IMAPS service for Groupwise, Loyola's network-based e-mail program.IMAPS allows you to download messages from email servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with another program. IMAP offers two-way communication between your web email server and your email client(s). For more information Click here Configuring IMAPS Client IMAPS can be configured on Apple Mail, Thunderbird, Outlook Express, Windows Mail, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Palm webOS, Windows Mobile etc For more information Click here Configuring POP3S Client POP3S allows you to download messages from email servers onto your computer so you can access your mail with another program. POP3S can be configured on Apple Mail, Outlook, Windows Mail, Thunderbird, iPhone etc For more information Click here