Major carrier T-Mobile USA and mobile security company Lookout have just announced a new partnership to provide the carrier’s customers with increased protection against mobile threats.
Under agreement, Lookout’s Automatic App Security will come preloaded on select T-Mobile devices this year. LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be the first T-Mobile devices to come preloaded with the security solution.
However, the carrier plans to add it on most Android devices in 2013, thus securing smartphones and tablets right out of the box for free.
“T-Mobile wants our customers to enjoy the full benefits of the smartphone or tablet experience, including worry-free access to applications, which is why we are taking extra measures to protect their devices, privacy and data,” said Ian McKerlich, vice president of product management, T-Mobile USA.
T-Mobile customers who purchase one of the Android devices that feature Lookout’s security app won’t need to register to safeguard the device.
According to Lookout, the new security solution provided for free will scan all applications before they are downloaded onto the Android device.
In addition, the mobile security company claims it will provide weekly scans for potential threats, using its Mobile Threat Network, which is arguably world's largest database of applications.
Keep in mind that all current T-Mobile customers will be able to take advantage of these benefits by either registering the version of Lookout that is already installed on their Android devices or by downloading it from the T-Mobile Picks section of Google Play.
“As we rely more on our mobile devices, for everything from business to social to banking, it is increasingly important that we protect them from threats. Mobile security is a priority for T-Mobile, and we are excited to work with them on keeping people everywhere safe on their favorite devices. Automatic App Security is just one way that T-Mobile is making mobile security simple,” said John Hering, CEO of Lookout.