Posted by: Marc. B in Android, tags: Android, carphonewarehouse, malware
The UK's Carphone Warehouse group will offer at a reduced price Norton Mobile Security with any new Android handset that it sells, in an attempt to educate consumers about the need to protect devices from the ever growing risks of mobile cyber threats that exist.
The offer will afford consumers a fifty percent discount on the Norton software when buying a smartphone at Carphone Warehouse. The reduced price will see the software priced at £14.99. If bought separately, Norton Mobile Security normally costs £29.99.
Norton senior director Simon Ellson said that the move is a part of the company's wider goal to educate smartphone users about mobile security.
Ellson told V3."Mobile security is a new area and the deal showcases our commitment to get the message to consumers: if you don't have security on your phone you're as vulnerable as if you didn't have protection on your PC,"
Ellson confirmed that Norton is currently running an education programme for Carphone Warehouse staff to help them sell the software.
"We've put a full training programme in place, educating everyone from management to store staff about mobile security," he said. "It's the responsibility of the sales staff to explain the threat to customers."
Carphone Warehouse and Norton are quick to act following recent reports from the top security vendors who have reported that Android malware is real, here to stay and is reaching alarming new levels.