The surge in mobile device usage has made it more important than ever for customers to take the necessary steps to safeguard their smartphones, data and privacy. According to Gartner, 1.8 billion mobile phones are expected to ship by the end of 2013, a 4.5 percent increase from the previous year. Lookout will offer comprehensive protection against malware and spyware, privacy violations, data loss and loss of the device itself to all AT&T customers who have a compatible Android device.
"Our goal is to ensure that we provide our customers with the most comprehensive security, and we are excited to team up with Lookout to help protect our customers," said Judy Cavalieri, AT&T Mobility vice president of voice and prepaid products.
Lookout Mobile Security is available to AT&T customers with Android smartphones and tablets, including the new Samsung Note3. Lookout Mobile Security enables users to find a missing or stolen device, manage phone security and easily back-up precious data. From Lookout.com, people can manage multiple mobile devices and locate a phone or tablet on a Google map. Basic protection with Lookout is free; premium protection is $2.99 per month and is billed back to the user's AT&T account.
"As mobile devices become the dominant computing platform, we are thrilled to be working with AT&T to enhance the security of its devices. This announcement marks a significant milestone for Lookout," said Tim Roper, vice president global business development, Lookout. "AT&T is a leader in the wireless industry and is passionate about providing customers with the best security and privacy available."
Lookout builds security software that protects people, businesses and networks from mobile threats. With the world's largest mobile threat dataset and the power of 45 million devices, Lookout proactively prevents fraud, protects data and defends privacy. Lookout secures the mobile experience for people everywhere through Lookout Mobile Security, a consumer app, and Lookout for Business, a cloud-based business offering for device security and management. Lookout was selected as a 2013 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer company and received the 2013 Laptop Editor's Choice Award. Lookout has offices in San Francisco and London. For more information, please visit Lookout.com.