LookOut helps protect Mobile App Stores like Verizon’s V Cast with launch of Mobile Threat Network
Jul 20, 2011 8:01 AM –
Lookout, mobile security software firm, today launched Mobile Threat Network, a platform that automatically detect threats and offers protection for mobile app stores to avert users unknowingly downloading malicious apps. Verizon V Cast customers will be the first to receive the protection, other app stores can tap into this feature as well with their API. I have personally spoken numerous times with the founders of Lookout and expressed my own frustration with detecting malware with mobile apps; noting the general consumer is not aware of what they are downloading and more important are unaware smartphones are even capable of getting viruses. I’m impressed to see them implementing a solution that is more proactive about ‘piece of mind’ app shopping. I equate it to Google’s superior spam and malware filtering in Gmail, whereas, it just should be an advocate in the background protecting your personal information.
Learn more about Lookout’s Mobile Threat Network.