What you missed in November 2018: ESET, the leader in Cybersecurity research has announced the launch of a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.
According to ESET, the new value offering will provide smartphone users with world-class features for prevention and management of cyber risks associated to Android mobile devices.
The ESET Mobile Security product already exists globally on Google Play Store with over ten (10) million downloads and offers fast and precise detection of known and unknown mobile threats with complement of advanced features such as Anti-Theft, Security Audit, App Lock, SMS and Call Filter and Password Protection, amongst others.
Speaking on the launch of the ESET Mobile Security product, the Country Manager, ESET, Olufemi Ake, said, “This is a first of its kind in Nigeria. We understand the need of average smart mobile device users in Nigeria especially these days where sensitive information is stolen to commit fraudulent activities for personal and commercial gains; hence, the introduction of the first telecom-focused security product optimized for Android and bringing both unmatched performance coupled with proactive protection.”
Dinesh Balsingh, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, noted that Airtel is committed to making lives better for telecoms consumers and will continuously explore exciting partnership opportunities that will ensure customers’ data/information are safe and secured.
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“Our partnership with ESET affirms our strong commitment to our customers as we put them first in everything we do. With the innovative offering, consumers are safer and more assured as they connect and interact with friends, family members, loved ones and business associates,” he said.
Airtel subscribers who wish to benefit from this new offering can subscribe via the Google Play store at a subsidized and flexible cost of ₦150 monthly.
The new ESET mobile Security for Airtel also welcomes the brand-new premium features such as Anti-Phishing, which protects against malicious websites attempting to acquire sensitive information – usernames, passwords, banking information or credit card details.
It also features Anti-Theft, which locks a device upon detection of suspicious behaviour or when unauthorized SIM is inserted. It also has the Remote Lock feature, allowing a device owner to lock his/her phone remotely, thereby preventing unauthorized access to all stored information, including photos and emails.
The ESET Mobile Security also has the SMS & Call Filter feature, which enables smartphone owners to solely receive the calls and messages that they want and also empower them to define the sender and the time to receive SMS or calls with time-based call management.
For 30 years, ESET® has been developing industry-leading IT security software and services for businesses and consumers worldwide. With solutions ranging from endpoint and mobile security, to encryption and two-factor authentication, ESET’s high-performing, easy-to-use products give consumers and businesses the peace of mind to enjoy the full potential of their technology. ESET unobtrusively protects and monitors 24/7, updating defenses in real time to keep users safe and businesses running without interruption. Evolving threats require an evolving IT security company. Backed by R&D centers worldwide, ESET becomes the first IT security company to earn 100 Virus Bulletin VB100 awards, identifying every single “in-the-wild” malware without interruption since 2003. For more information, visit www.eset.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
About Bharti Airtel Limited
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 16 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 444 million customers across its operations at the end of Sep 2018. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com