The Intel Security recently created a buzz by announcing its partnership with Indian consumer electronics company Micromax to guard the latter's smartphones against abundant mobile security threats.
As per the contract, the Micromax smartphones will come with a amazing feature of McAfee's Mobile Assistant app which will be pre-installed, the feature has been designed to assist provide a safe mobile experience to users.
As per the McAfee Labs' Threat Predictions Report, the malware will persist on to grow and aim susceptible consumers. As many of the users today are using their mobile devices for sensitive actions such as online banking and management of connected hardware, and much more, the malware coders are swiftly developing their practices to utilize gullible users, so that they can access their information, thus increasing the need of more vigorous shield.
Christopher Young, senior vice president and general manager, Intel Security Group, said, "With smartphones becoming an integral part of our connected lives, it is important consumers realize threats that exist in the digital world and understand how to safeguard their valued data. Intel Security is focused on championing cyber security and we believe in protecting every device. Globally we have secured over 220 million users. The partnership with Micromax is another step forward in realizing our vision of being the #1 security partner of choice."
As per TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) data, currently in India around 133 million phones are connected to the internet. But as the country moves towards amalgamating smart technology in the economy, there has been a rush in usage of mobile wallets, online transactions and app downloads, making smartphones even more susceptible.