The Nikkei is reporting that DoCoMo will offer free McAfee anti-virus software for it’s Android customers by sometime in July: http://bit.ly/iXBxZs
DoCoMo Inc , Japan’s biggest mobile phone carrier, will provide anti-virus software free of charge to its smartphone users from next month, the Nikkei business daily said. Teaming up with U.S.-based security solutions provider McAfee Inc, the carrier plans to offer downloads to about 3 million consumers who will own Android-based DoCoMo smartphones by July, the Nikkei said.
New models due at the year-end will be equipped with McAfee’s security software. Consumers usually pay 2,000-3,000 yen ($24.8-$37.2) for an anti-virus solution. This free offering reflects DoCoMo’s strategy to more than double sales to 6 million phones, the daily reported. Via Reuters
Update June 22nd: The McAfee Japan site has posted confirmation with details. Machine Translation below:
The spread of a new Internet connection device like a smart phone and the tablet, etc. expands rapidly, and the cybercrime person has improved the concern for this field now. McAfee is has already offered security to a mobile device that exceeds 100 million all over the world, and an overwhelming leader in the mobile security market. Knowledge and the experience have been accumulated by offering the anti-virus software for the cellular phone that becomes a world first to the FOMA terminal of NTT DoCoMo in 2004 in Japan. Moreover, the most inclusive, mobile security has been established by adding corporate, mobile management solution McAfee Enterprise Mobility Management and personal mobile data protection service McAfee WaveSecure to the portfolio for Enterprises from for the consumer.
The VirusScan Mobile technology protects a mobile device from a virus and a malicious application, and is a security solution that always enables use as for important communications function. The safety of the device is secured by automatically doing the download of the file, E-mail, and the Internet and the scanning and cleanings of the textual message, the MMS message, and the attached file. The VirusScan Mobile for Android technology developed for the terminal equipped with Android functions so that may the Android terminal of installed NTT DoCoMo may be defended from the malware, the safety of individual information be secured, and an important telecommunication facility may operate normally even while out. Moreover, an automatic update-function is installed, and when the new danger is found, the device is defended at once.
Security service for the Android user of NTT DoCoMo limitation that uses the VirusScan Mobile for Android technology “DoCoMo bean jam Shin scanning powered by McAfee” is offered on July 1, 2011. The Android user of NTT DoCoMo can download “DoCoMo bean jam Shin scanning powered by McAfee” from “Android market (Android Market)” that Google offers.
It is planned that offers security from a personal product to a corporate solution to a mobile device of all types. contributes to the activation of a mobile business in a Japanese market further, and is supported by the tie-up with this NTT DoCoMo continuously for the secure or more enjoyment of mobile life in the environment by the user.