Lookout announced this morning that they have struck a deal with AT&T, enabling them to bring the anti-virus software preinstalled on all Android devices sold from the carrier. Lookout has a similar deal with other US carriers, so AT&T is just another provider they are adding to the list.
Judy Cavalieri, AT&T Mobility vice president of voice and prepaid products, spoke on the agreement and had the following to say.
Our goal is to ensure that we provide our customers with the most comprehensive security, and we are excited to team up with Lookout to help protect our customers.
Thankfully with new versions of Android, users can disable any unwanted apps that are baked into the OS, so if you have an issue with this, you can easily disable it.
Lookout Provides Security and Privacy for AT&T Customers
Lookout now available to hundreds of millions of subscribers nationwide through its carrier collaborations
San Francisco, CA – November 7, 2013 – Lookout Inc., the leader in mobile security, today announced AT&T is delivering the award-winning consumer application, Lookout Mobile Security, to Android customers. Lookout plays a key role in protecting AT&T customers from emerging mobile threats, keeping the important information stored on their mobile devices safe. Lookout Mobile Security will be installed on AT&T Android devices.
The surge in mobile device usage has made it more important than ever for customers to take the necessary steps to safeguard their smartphones, data and privacy. According to Gartner, 1.8 billion mobile phones are expected to ship by the end of 2013, a 4.5 percent increase from the previous year. Lookout will offer comprehensive protection against malware and spyware, privacy violations, data loss and loss of the device itself to all AT&T customers who have a compatible Android device.
“Our goal is to ensure that we provide our customers with the most comprehensive security, and we are excited to team up with Lookout to help protect our customers,” said Judy Cavalieri, AT&T Mobility vice president of voice and prepaid products.
Lookout Mobile Security is available to AT&T customers with Android smartphones and tablets, including the new Samsung Note3. Lookout Mobile Security enables users to find a missing or stolen device, manage phone security and easily back-up precious data. From Lookout.com, people can manage multiple mobile devices and locate a phone or tablet on a Google map. Basic protection with Lookout is free; premium protection is $2.99 per month and is billed back to the user’s AT&T account.
“As mobile devices become the dominant computing platform, we are thrilled to be working with AT&T to enhance the security of its devices. This announcement marks a significant milestone for Lookout,” said Tim Roper, vice president global business development, Lookout. “AT&T is a leader in the wireless industry and is passionate about providing customers with the best security and privacy available.