NTT DoCoMo is teaming-up with McAfee to provide McAfee VirusScan Mobile for its Android smartphone users. The mentioned solution alerts users about viruses and malicious applications by scanning and cleaning files, emails, installer packages, Internet downloads, messages and attachments; while at the same time requiring minimal mobile computing and memory resources. The automatic update feature ensures devices are always protected from the latest threats.
Under the terms of the deal, the Japanese leading mobile operator will start offering McAfee’s software on July 1st under the security service called “DOCOMO Anshin Scan powered by McAfee.”
Finally, it’s worth noting this isn’t the first time the two companies are co-operating — back in in 2004, McAfee delivered Japan’s first mobile antivirus software for NTT DOCOMO FOMA devices. Moreover, this isn’t the first time DoCoMo is offering an extra piece of software free of charge to its users – they also have a deal in place with Evernote to offer the Premium version of the popular note-taking tool for free.