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Axiom Telecom offers consumer mobile security package

Subscription security service to help Android users protect their mobile devices

The Axiom service will help Andoid users to protect their devices and data.
The Axiom service will help Andoid users to protect their devices and data.

axiom telecom is offering a new mobile security package to Android device users in the UAE, to help them to protect personal information and mobile content.

The security service, part of the phone resellers value-added service offerings, is intended to protect users against the growing number of mobile malware and other threats.

In the UAE, nearly half of workers say they have lost personal or company data because of not taking precautionary measures on their mobile phones, according to a 2015 report by Aruba Networks. This places the country among the top five at risk regions for mobile security, according to the study.

axiom's Mobile Security includes anti-virus protection, parental control (subject to the chosen solution),  SMS and call filtering, anti-theft software, anti-phishing protection, to safeguard users from password hacking. It also contains a phone locating software, and the option to remotely lock the device or wipe its data in the event it is lost or stolen. An annual subscription fee of AED 99 gives customers one year of comprehensive coverage.

"Mobile phones, the data they contain, and their importance in consumers' everyday life makes them a valuable asset for their respective owners," says Faisal Al Bannai, managing director at axiom. "While consumers have traditionally protected their devices externally and from hardware malfunctions, many of their handsets and tablets are still susceptible to internal threats. This puts their personal content - be it videos, photos, or messages - at substantial risk."

"Many users are not aware of the risks involved, and this is where consumer education plays a critical role," said Al Bannai. "By engaging customers and offering them a means by which they can safeguard their personal information, they can make the most of their mobile experience while enjoying peace of mind."