Have you ever thought about getting an antivirus on your phone? Most people think they do not need it, but the fact is they do and our St. Louis IT experts will tell you why. They especially need it if they are storing or transferring company information from their phone.
IT companies around the country do not put a big enough emphasis on antivirus for mobile devices. Think about it like this, you have antivirus on your computer and your phone is basically a mini computer. It may at times be even more vulnerable than your computer.
For a device that you rely on so many times a day, it should be protected. Kaspersky, a well-respected antivirus company posted a report in 2012 that showed an average of 6300 new mobile malware samples per month. These infections can ruin your phone, run up your bill, or even steal sensitive personal data.
Kaspersky also reported that 99% of all mobile threats target Android devices. Wither you use an IPHONE or an Android you should protect your device. Androids may be more vulnerable because they are developed as open source, but IPHONE’s can also be infected.
If you are looking for a product to protect you phone, there are certainly many out there. There are some free options and paid options. We recommend you go with one of the paid options due to the fact that most free options will not keep up with the latest type of infections like the paid versions will.
Just look at the type of money you spend on you devices every year. How many accessories and apps do you buy? Take a little money out of those funds and protect your phone from malware. It will be one of the best decisions you ever make in regards to your mobile device.
If your company is in need of guidance in choosing a mobile antivirus solution, contact us at 866-TECVAR1.