App Pick of the Month – Lookout Security & Antivirus
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 11:13:49 PM
In today’s world, it’s all about mobility. Taking your life with you while on-the-go has become the norm and because of that, it’s more important than ever to keep your devices safe and secure. That’s why we’ve chosen Lookout Security & Antivirus as our App Pick of the Month.
Today’s mobile devices aren’t just used as phones any more - they’re tiny handheld devices that hold the details of our lives – and chances are, you don’t want the details of YOUR life being put into the wrong hands. Lookout Security & Antivirus offers essential protection for your phone and tablet against malware, viruses, loss and theft. It’s available to both IOS and Android devices. There’s a free basic version, or if you want enhanced protection with added security, the premium version is available for an additional cost.
So why do you need extra security on your mobile devices? Imagine that you leave your phone on the counter of your fave cafe and it lands in the wrong hands. With Lookout’s lost device feature, you can use the location tracker to pinpoint where your phone is. Additionally, the phone can take a photo of someone trying to unlock the device, then email it to you along with the phone’s location. Still can’t find it? Then wipe all your personal info from the phone remotely or use Lookout’s Lock-It-Down feature to lock the device so nobody can use it.
Or how about this! We’ve all lived through the calamity of losing all the contacts, photos and other info stored on our phone. With the often-overlooked capability of device backups, you never have to worry about this again. Even though Android devices save much of their information to “the cloud” via Google Contacts, there’s a lot of data on the device that doesn’t get backed up. Lookout automatically performs backups, and gives premium users the option to include any or all of the additional info on the device, like photos and call history, making it easy to restore the data to a replacement device if needed.
Lookout Security & Antivirus is impressive and innovative - especially in the security arena, and on the Android platform. If you’re looking to bolster the security of your Android and Apple devices, we highly recommend checking out Lookout - even if it’s just to download the basic free version.