November 21, 2018

Cybersecurity: Smartphone users to enjoy world-class features with ESET, Airtel innovative offer

Cybersecurity: Smartphone users to enjoy world-class features with ESET, Airtel innovative offer

•Segun-Ogunsanya, Airtel MD

By Prince Osuagwu

To help Smartphone users protect their information in relating with family, friends and associates, a Cybersecurity research firm, ESET,   has introduced a new mobile security product specially designed for Airtel Nigeria subscribers.

•Segun-Ogunsanya, Airtel MD

According to ESET, the new value offering will provide smartphone users with world-class features for prevention and management of cyber risks associated with Android mobile devices.

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The ESET Mobile Security product already exists globally on Google Play Store with over 10 million downloads and offers fast and precise detection of known and unknown mobile threats which complements advanced features such as Anti-Theft, Security Audit, App Lock, SMS and Call Filter and Password Protection, amongst others.

Speaking on the launch of the ESET Mobile Security product, the Country Manager, ESET, Olufemi Ake, said: “This is a first of its kind in Nigeria. We understand the need of average smart mobile device users in Nigeria especially these days where sensitive information is stolen to commit fraudulent activities for personal and commercial gains; hence, the introduction of the first telecom-focused security product optimized for Android and bringing both unmatched performance coupled with proactive protection.”

Also speaking, Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Dinesh Balsingh, said Airtel is committed to making lives better for telecoms consumers and will continuously explore exciting partnership opportunities that will ensure customers’ data/information are safe and secure.

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“Our partnership with ESET affirms our strong commitment to our customers as we put them first in everything we do. With the innovative offering, consumers are safer and more assured as they connect and interact with friends, family members, loved ones and business associates,” he said.

The new ESET mobile Security for Airtel also welcomes the brand-new premium  features such as  Anti-Phishing, which protects against malicious websites attempting to acquire sensitive information – usernames, passwords, banking information or credit card details.

It also features  Anti-Theft, which locks a device upon detection of suspicious behaviour or when unauthorized SIM is inserted.    It also has the  Remote Lock  feature, allowing    a device owner to lock his/her phone remotely,    thereby preventing unauthorized access to all stored information, including photos and emails.

The ESET Mobile Security also has the  SMS and Call Filter  feature, which enables smartphone owners to solely receive the calls and messages that they want and also empower them to define the sender and the time to receive SMS or calls with time-based call management.