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PCR's guide to mobile security software

We check out the latest software on the market
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According to research from GfK, the tablet market grew 267 per cent in 2012. Couple this with the ever-increasing popularity of smartphones and it soon becomes clear that these devices need protecting just as much as PCs do.

PCR takes a look at the latest mobile security software on the market.

BITDEFENDER SPHERE
SRP: £64.95
DISTRIBUTOR: PX Security
THEY SAY: Bitdefender Sphere provides all-round security for your desktop and mobile devices. This unified security solution enables households running a combination of PCs, Macs and Android-based smartphones or tablets to protect their devices from an array of threats, such as viruses, spyware, spam and phishing attacks.

ESET MOBILE SECURITY
SRP: £16.99
DISTRIBUTOR: ESET
THEY SAY: Track your lost or stolen device, stop your personal information falling into the wrong hands, protection from harmful apps and other cyber threats, and block unwanted calls and messages all with ESET Mobile Security. Also includes free upgrade to the latest software released and free UK based technical support.

NORTON MOBILE SECURITY
SRP: £29.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Powerful protection for your mobile world and the stuff in it. Norton Mobile Security protects Android smartphones and tablets, iPhone and iPad. Includes remote lock, locate and wipe as well as phishing, virus and threat protection.

MCAFEE ALL ACCESS 2013
SRP: £69.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: McAfee All Access gives you award winning protection for five devices in your home with a single purchase, including PC, Mac, tablet and smartphone. Safely surf, shop, network, and interact online with McAfee All Access.

G DATA MOBILESECURITY 2
SRP: £19.95
DISTRIBUTOR: Aware Distribution, VCW, SBS
THEY SAY: A comprehensive protection for your Android phone or tablet, G Data MobileSecurity Version 2 not only provides protection against viruses, malicious apps and threats while surfing the web, it also offers you the possibility to recover your lost phone or to delete personal data if the device has been stolen.

KASPERSKY TABLET SECURITY
SRP: £14.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Kaspersky Tablet Security protects your Android tablet and personal information stored on it with advanced anti- theft features that can block, wipe and locate your lost or stolen tablet – and even take a ‘mugshot’ picture of the thief.

STEGANOS SAFE
SRP: £30.62
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: Steganos Safe is the ultimate secure data storage solution for your PC, laptop or mobile device. Lock down all your confidential business and personal documents, videos and photos in a highly secure virtual vault. Each Steganos ‘safe’ acts like a normal folder that can disappear or be discreetly hidden within another file on your request at the click of a button.

WEBROOT SECURE ANY WHERE INTERNET SECURITY PLUS
SRP: £49.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Internet Security Plus is the internet security choice of computer experts to protect your computers, mobile devices and identity without slowing you down. The first-of-its-kind management website allows you to check security for your mobile devices, PCs, and Macs no matter where you are.

BULLGUARD MOBILE SECURITY
SRP: £19.95
DISTRIBUTOR: 20:20 Mobile, Kondor, Entatech, Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: BullGuard Mobile Security protects smartphones by stopping viruses, spyware and hackers from accessing the phone. If your phone is lost or stolen, this software allows you to remotely lock your phone to prevent unauthorised access to your contacts and data.

WEBROOT SECUREANYWHERE COMPLETE
SRP: £64.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: SecureAnywhere Complete goes beyond PC protection to defend your Mac, mobile devices, identity, system and personal files. It warns you of malicious sites and search results before you click on them, and is compatible with Windows 8.

NORTON ANTI-THEIFT
SRP: £29.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Instantly track and map the location of your devices and securely lock them to prevent anyone from accessing your personal information. One subscription protects and tracks up to ten different devices, including laptops, smartphones and tablets.

STEGANOS PRIVACY SUITE
SRP: £51.05
DISTRIBUTOR: Avanquest
THEY SAY: This software is proven, all-round protection for your data privacy, offering a powerful collection of security tools for all PCs, laptops, mobile devices and smartphones. It is guaranteed to give you peace of mind that your private data is protected at all times.

KASPERSKY MOBILE SECURITY
SRP: £14.99
DISTRIBUTOR: Gem Distribution
THEY SAY: Whenever you use your smartphone to bank, shop, surf the web or chat with friends, you need to know that you’re protected against the malware and security threats that target smartphones. In addition to delivering world-class anti-malware protection, Kaspersky Mobile Security also includes a wealth of features to help protect your private data, and even find your phone if it’s lost or stolen.

CONTACTS
AVANQUEST: 01480 496666
PX SECURITY: 0844 879 4212
ESET: 0800 138 0802
20:20 MOBILE: 01270 412020
KONDOR: 01425 284000
ENTATECH: 0333 101 1000
GEM DISTRIBUTION: 01279 822822
AWARE DISTRIBUTION: 01782 483710
VCW: 01692 663000
SBS: 0207 183 0377

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