Lookout Announces Partnership With Deutsche Telekom

Partnership focuses on distribution and joint innovation

April 23, 2012

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Bonn, GER & San Francisco, CA USA — April 23, 2012 — Deutsche Telekom and Lookout Inc. today announced a strategic partnership to deliver the award-winning Lookout Mobile Security app to Deutsche Telekom’s European customers. The partnership focuses on distribution and joint innovation, bringing mobile security and elevated device health to Telekom’s millions of customers throughout Europe. Based in San Francisco, California, with a worldwide audience, Lookout is the leading mobile security company, enabling people to protect their mobile devices from malware, data loss, and device loss.

Mobile devices have become an essential part of people’s lives. As mobile device environments become increasingly complex, it is more important than ever for customers to take steps to safeguard their data and privacy. Deutsche Telekom provides an optimized network including industry-leading security, privacy and other critical device controls. By partnering with Lookout, Deutsche Telekom customers will have an easy way to secure their devices, better manage their mobile privacy and device performance.

“The mobile environment is increasingly led by downloadable mobile applications, often with people customizing their devices with mobile applications from different sources,” says Heikki Makijarvi, Senior Vice President Business Development at Deutsche Telekom. “This drives the importance of security and health on mobile. Lookout’s experience in developing leading-edge security applications for this new dynamic environment makes them the ideal partner for Telekom in this critical new category of device solution.”

“As mobile devices become the primary computing device for consumers, Deutsche Telekom is passionate in providing customers with the best security and privacy,” said John Hering, CEO and founder at Lookout. “By offering tools that promote mobile security and health, Deutsche Telekom is empowering people with the confidence to do more on their phone.”

Worldwide, mobile devices have become an attractive target for malware, fraud, hackers and identity theft. In 2011, Lookout identified more than 1,000 instances of mobile malware, a significant increase since 2010.

The Lookout Mobile Security app enables people to find a missing device when it is lost or stolen, manage phone security, and easily backup precious data. From a single online destination at mylookout.com, people can manage multiple mobile devices and locate a phone or tablet on a Google map. Lookout makes automatic updates over-the-air, simplifying data and device protection for users. The Lookout Premium app includes the essential security in the free Lookout app, in addition to enhanced security with Remote Lock & Wipe, Safe Browsing, and Privacy Advisor.

Lookout was recently awarded PC Magazine’s Editors’ Choice award and has a five-star rating from CNET. To learn more or download Lookout, please visit www.mylookout.com.

Lookout Inc.

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Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom AG

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About Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 129 million mobile customers, 34 million fixed-network lines and approximately 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2011). The Group provides products and services for the fixed network, mobile communications, the Internet and IPTV for consumers, and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has over 235,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 58.7 billion in the 2011 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany (as of December 31, 2011).

About Lookout

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, phishing, privacy violations, data loss, and loss of the phone itself. Cross-platform, Lookout is designed from the ground up to provide advanced mobile protection while remaining lightweight and efficient on the phone. With 20 million users across 400 mobile networks in 170 countries, Lookout is the world leader in smartphone security. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout is funded by Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Trilogy Equity Partners. For more information and to download Lookout, please visit mylookout.com

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