Applications to increase Mobile Security

January 04, 2019 2 min read

Applications to increase Mobile Security

Do you have an iPhone or Android and looking for more mobile security? Here are a handful of different solutions for you in free and paid versions depending on the security features you need.

1. Avast Mobile Security

Avast Mobile security exists as a free app on the Android platform with many handy functionalities. Including Anti-Virus protection, App scanning, Call Blocking, and with the "Pro" version you are able to lock your apps, locate your phone if stolen, and in dire circumstances wipe your phone. 

The iPhone version comes with a photo vault, identity protection, WiFi Security, and a secure browsing VPN feature for the pro version. They also have standalone apps for a VPN, password manager, and WiFI security.

2. AVG

AVG is a free app for Android that brings lots of security features to your phone. The app scans the apps and files on your phone for any viruses, any websites you visit, and WiFi network, and has VPN capabilities. As well as ways to increase your phones performance such as killings apps and tasks, cleaning unused files, and checking upload and download speeds. They say that coupled with their other apps that you can use features such as locating your phone, sounding a siren, emailing you a photo of anyone unlocking your phone, and remote photo and audio surveillance from their website.

However, while AVG has all these features for Android, on iPhone they currently only have a VPN and Proxy server. Hopefully more of these features are to come in the future.

3. Sophos Mobile Security

Sophos has versions of their mobile security app for both iPhone and Android. Their app has many features including a Secure QR code scanner, checks URLs for maliciousness, will add QR contacts to address book, authenticator for multi-factor authentication, password safe, WiFI security, and is available to be managed through Sophos Mobile or Sophos Central if it is a business device.

4. Lookout

Lookout is made for both iPhone and Android with both free and paid versions; and a special Premium Plus for the United States currently. This app has a system advisor for out of date apps, and if your device is missing has the ability to alert you, locate it, make it "scream" and a signal flare. For the premium version, it allows you for safe browsing, safe WiFi, and a breach report for the apps you use on a daily basis. 

For the premium plus version, users can get identity theft protection, Social Security Number watch, and Social Media watch. As well as giving you identity restoration and insurance, identity theft insurance, and lost wallet recovery.

Now it's up to you!

All of these apps have many great features depending on what you need. Most coming with free options that allow for all the security a normal person may need. Take a look at all of them and download what fits you.

Brandon Lasko
Brandon Lasko


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