Intel Security to Safeguard the New LG G5

McAfee Mobile Security to Help Protect G5 Users with Malware Detection, Location Tracking and Backup Function

News Highlights:

  • McAfee Mobile Security to be pre-installed on the LG G5 smartphone to help secure the user’s mobile experience
  • Intel Security Mobile Threat Report showcases the need for security against a growing volume of mobile malware and expanding attack surface

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Intel Security announced McAfee® Mobile Security will be pre-installed on the latest smartphone from LG Electronics, the LG G5, to enable users to connect with more confidence. This extends an existing agreement whereby LG Electronics selected McAfee Mobile Security to help protect against security threats and provide theft protection for its G4 smartphone. With the pre-installed application, LG G5 users will enjoy antivirus and anti-theft benefits as well as enhanced privacy settings, enabling them to experience the mobile world with greater confidence.

As we become increasingly connected, mobile devices are the tip of the spear for new hacking methods. Intel Security’s Mobile Threat Report recently found that three million mobile devices were affected by malware solely through mobile app stores over the past six months. Additionally, Intel Security found that in Q4 2015 mobile malware samples increased 24 percent compared to Q3 2015, reinforcing the need for consumers to have appropriate protection to help protect their devices and digital lives.

“McAfee Mobile Security offers award-winning protection for mobile devices, so it’s no surprise that smartphone manufacturer LG chose it to help protect its G4 and now G5 smartphones,” said John Giamatteo, corporate vice president at Intel Security. “As LG’s customers turn to mobile devices and mobile applications to enrich their lives, we will offer them innovative solutions to help protect their devices, their digital lives and allow them to connect to the Internet more securely and with confidence.”

About McAfee® Mobile Security

McAfee Mobile Security is an anti-malware system that scans apps and files on both the device and SD Card, helping to prevent corruption from a variety of malicious codes, from viruses to Trojans. For more information on McAfee VirusScan mobile security, visit the product data sheet.

Availability

McAfee Mobile Security anti-malware technology from Intel Security is currently shipping as a pre-installed software for LG G4 customers and will ship on LG G5 devices. No additional purchase is necessary.

Intel Security at Mobile World Congress

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Intel Security will offer a demo of McAfee Mobile Security. Please visit Intel at Hall 3 Stand 3D30.

About Intel Security

With its Security Connected strategy, innovative approach to hardware-enhanced security, and unique Global Threat Intelligence, Intel Security is intensely focused on developing proactive, proven security solutions and services that protect systems, networks, and mobile devices for business and personal use around the world. Intel Security combines the experience and expertise of McAfee with the innovation and proven performance of Intel to make security an essential ingredient in every architecture and on every computing platform. Intel Security’s mission is to give everyone the confidence to live and work safely and securely in the digital world. www.intelsecurity.com.

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Contacts

Intel Security
Mary Salvaggio, 646-527-5858
Mary.salvaggio@intel.com
Zeno Group
Sophie Isacowitz, 917-837-4772
Sophie.isacowitz@zenogroup.com

Contacts

Intel Security
Mary Salvaggio, 646-527-5858
Mary.salvaggio@intel.com
Zeno Group
Sophie Isacowitz, 917-837-4772
Sophie.isacowitz@zenogroup.com