Lookout Mobile Security comes to Android tablets

Lookout Mobile Security is already the best app for securing your Android phone, and we are excited because they just added protection for Android tablets. This includes tablets running Honeycomb or Ice Cream Sandwich along with WiFi only models.

You will get the same security protection that you’ve enjoyed with your Android phone; protection from malware and spyware, data backups, and the ability to find your device when it’s lost or stolen. It couldn’t be easier since you will now be able to manage all of your devices from mylookout.com.

If you aren’t already signed up with Lookout than we highly recommend it. The free app provides security, data backup, and find-my-phone features, but Lookout Premium  provides comprehensive security and privacy protection for $2.99/month or $29.99/year. More importantly, you can now register both your smartphone and tablet under the same account.

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Full press release after the break:

Lookout Mobile Security Announces Complete Protection to Keep Any Android Tablet Safe

Lookout’s Web App Makes It Easy to Manage All Your Mobile Devices From One Destination

SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2011—Today Lookout Mobile Security, the leader in mobile security, introduces comprehensive protection for all Android tablets.  Since launching in 2009, Lookout now protects more than 12 million people against mobile threats including malware, spyware and unsafe websites.  Today, Lookout extends the same security protection and find-my-phone functionality to all tablet devices, including all Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android devices, in addition to those that are WiFi only.

Lookout users can now easily protect and manage multiple mobile devices from a single online destination at mylookout.com, regardless of platform, including Android phones and tablets, and iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Lookout enables people to back up their precious data, find a missing device when it is lost or stolen, and manage their phone security remotely.  Lookout also automatically updates over-the-air, making it easier than ever before to instantly keep devices and data safe.

With global tablet sales estimated to tally 63.6 million units in 2011[1], people across the globe will use their tablets as miniature computers to share, store and transmit valuable information, making it paramount that people take steps to protect these devices.

“Mobile devices are now the dominant computing platform in the world,” said Kevin Mahaffey, co-founder and CTO of Lookout. “As people opt to use smartphones and tablets instead of PCs, they want peace of mind—and Lookout gives it to them.”

In addition to the security, data backup, and find-my-phone features offered in Lookout’s free Android app, Lookout Premium provides comprehensive security and privacy protection that is now also available for Android tablet and smartphone owners.  People can register both their smartphone and a tablet under one account and pay the standard price of $2.99/month or $29.99/year.  For more information on Lookout, visit www.mylookout.com/premium.

Lookout created its mobile threat protection to meet the unique needs and challenges of mobile devices and networks.  Balancing computing power between the device and the cloud, Lookout provides always-on protection that doesn’t interfere with device performance.  Lookout’s Mobile Threat Network scans hundreds of thousands of apps a month and is the largest database of smartphone applications available.  Lookout has also extended the protection available to mobile devices to any app store or download site through its Lookout API.

About Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout is a mobile security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe for everyone. Lookout delivers award-winning protection from the growing threats facing mobile users today, including malware, phishing, privacy violations, data loss, and loss of the phone itself. Cross-platform, Lookout is designed from the ground up to provide advanced mobile protection while remaining lightweight and efficient on the phone. With 12 million users across 400 mobile networks in 170 countries, Lookout is the world leader in smartphone security. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout is funded by Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Trilogy Equity Partners. For more information and to download the application, please visit www.mylookout.com.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.