Trusted WebRoot Security Cover For Mobile Devices


Written by  Ritu Saxena | 14 January 2013
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WebrootYour smart-phone is a treasure trove of confidential personal information including contacts, emails, passwords, photos, financial information and more.  These days mobile device are soon replacing the need of having desktops or laptops for personal/home use which mainly comprises of surfing the web, making social presence and leisure activities. Thus mobile devices too need the protection that PC’s require against malware and probably more. Webtroot, the company that provides best-of-breed security solutions that protect personal information and corporate assets from online and internal threats, has a solution in place for personal mobile devices too.

Webroot Mobile and Tablet Security, is available in the form of Security Apps download-able from App stores for Android and iOS devices. Here are the details of each for your benefit.

Webroot Android Security

There are two versions available to the consumer, one free and one paid ($19.99 for 1 device for 1 Year).  The free version provides full protection from malware, spyware, and viruses, and provides features like Secure Web Browsing, Device Locate, Device Lock, Device Scream and Call & SMS Blocking. The paid version then takes the protection to the next level by providing other features, including SIM card lock, Device Wipe, Settings Audit, App Inspector, Battery Monitor, Network Monitor, and Uninstall Password Protection. Features such as Device Locate, Device Scream, Device Lock, Call & SMS Blocking, SIM Card Lock and Device Wipe require 3G/4G data connection.

Overall, it is a very well rounded application and only utilizes 3MB of space on the phone and works for Android operating system version 2.2 or higher.There are mixed reviews of the App on Google Play, some feel it slows down the performance of the device while some find the solution to be very effective. The average user rating is 4.5 and the number of downloads in last one month range from 1 – 5 lacs.

Webroot iOS Security

The free Webroot SecureWeb iOS App provides a feature-rich web browser allowing users to confidently browse, shop and bank online. Webroot's URL filtering technology lets users know if the site is safe to enter while blocking users from entering malicious websites. Search results from Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask will be annotated accordingly with safe, unknown, or known threats reputation marks. The app automatically syncs with Webroot's advanced URL reputation database for real-time protection.

The app is 5MB in size and requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The iOS App has received an average rating of 3.0 from the users. In addition to stand alone mobile apps for security of mobile devices Webroot provides a suite of products for home and family needs.

SecureAnywhere™ AntiVirus 2013, for protection against viruses, spyware and online threats. The solution is compatible with WIndows 8 and Mac.

SecureAnywhere™ Internet Security Plus 2013, that includes all the features of SecureAnywhere AntiVirus and protection for your iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ mobile devices and password encryption features.

Webroot SecureAnywhere™ Complete 2013, that includes all the features AntiVirus plus, System cleaner and 25 GB of online file backup. The solution goes beyond PC protection to defend your Mac, mobile devices, identity, system and personal files.

Hence Webroot can be a one stop shop for all your personal device security needs.

Ritu Saxena

Ritu Saxena

Ritu is the technical brain behind the website and comes from a strong development background across Web and Mobile platforms. She is our senior editor primarily responsible for Product Reviews and in future will be leading Start-Ups, Mobile and Quality areas.

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