BitDefender announces Mobile Security BETA

BitDefender, an award winning provider of innovative internet security solutions, has today launched the public BETA of BitDefender Mobile Security, its antivirus software for Android devices. As efficient as it is light on resources, the new product uses BitDefender cloud scanning technology to keep Android devices safe from the latest e-threats without putting strain on the battery.

Keeping users safe and informed are the most important benefits of BitDefender Mobile Security. It uses new in-the-cloud antivirus services to efficiently scan the device and prevent malicious applications from being installed. The scanning process is only initiated when needed, reducing battery consumption to a minimum.

Key features include an Application Audit to keep track of each application’s permission requirements and actions, as well as both on-install and on-demand scanning, which can be run at any time to ensure that all the applications installed are legitimate and safe.

“The Android system is wonderfully open to developers and we’ve certainly reaped the benefits when we built Mobile Security,” states Bogdan Dumitru, BitDefender CTO. “However, the same openness spells easy pickings for malicious hackers and Trojan malware has been detected even in the Android Market. These have been removed since, but the option to install un-signed applications is still there and it creates security issues which Mobile Security is built to address.”