Lookout Security lands on all Android tablets

Lookout Security & Antivirus is one of the most popular security apps for the Android platform. Whether you're installing apps from suspect third-party app stores or just want to ensure that the Android Market is secure, Lookout will scan apps upon installation to make sure they will not harm your device. Lookout has been available for phones and some tablets up until today, but now all Android tablets are supported. They have said every version of Honeycomb and even Ice Cream Sandwich will be supported.

Other than security, Lookout provides a Find My Phone feature that uses Google Maps as well as Backup and Restore for some of your most sensitive data such as contact information.

There is a free and a premium version of the app. The premium version includes: safe browsing, advanced privacy protection, remote lock & wipe and enhanced backup. The cost is $2.99/month or $29.99/year. If you have a phone and tablet using Lookout, you can register both under one account.

Great news for the millions of tablet users out there who have been pining to get Lookout on your device. If you want to check it out, please see the Market links after the break. Please also find the press release after the break.

Lookout Mobile Security Announces Complete Protection to Keep Any Android Tablet Safe

Lookout’s Web App Makes It Easy to Manage All Your Mobile Devices From One Destination

SAN FRANCISCO—Oct 26, 2011—Today Lookout Mobile Security, the leader in mobile security, introduces comprehensive protection for all Android tablets.  Since launching in 2009, Lookout now protects more than 12 million people against mobile threats including malware, spyware and unsafe websites.  Today, Lookout extends the same security protection and find-my-phone functionality to all tablet devices, including all Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android devices, in addition to those that are WiFi only. 

Lookout users can now easily protect and manage multiple mobile devices from a single online destination at mylookout.com, regardless of platform, including Android phones and tablets, and iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. Lookout enables people to back up their precious data, find a missing device when it is lost or stolen, and manage their phone security remotely.  Lookout also automatically updates over-the-air, making it easier than ever before to instantly keep devices and data safe. 

With global tablet sales estimated to tally 63.6 million units in 2011[1], people across the globe will use their tablets as miniature computers to share, store and transmit valuable information, making it paramount that people take steps to protect these devices.

“Mobile devices are now the dominant computing platform in the world,” said Kevin Mahaffey, co-founder and CTO of Lookout. “As people opt to use smartphones and tablets instead of PCs, they want peace of mind—and Lookout gives it to them.”

In addition to the security, data backup, and find-my-phone features offered in Lookout’s free Android app, Lookout Premium provides comprehensive security and privacy protection that is now also available for Android tablet and smartphone owners.  People can register both their smartphone and a tablet under one account and pay the standard price of $2.99/month or $29.99/year.  For more information on Lookout, visit www.mylookout.com/premium.

Lookout created its mobile threat protection to meet the unique needs and challenges of mobile devices and networks.  Balancing computing power between the device and the cloud, Lookout provides always-on protection that doesn’t interfere with device performance.  Lookout’s Mobile Threat Network scans hundreds of thousands of apps a month and is the largest database of smartphone applications available.  Lookout has also extended the protection available to mobile devices to any app store or download site through its Lookout API.

About Lookout Mobile Security

Lookout is a mobile security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe for everyone. Lookout delivers award-winning protection from the growing threats facing mobile users today, including malware, phishing, privacy violations, data loss, and loss of the phone itself. Cross-platform, Lookout is designed from the ground up to provide advanced mobile protection while remaining lightweight and efficient on the phone. With 12 million users across 400 mobile networks in 170 countries, Lookout is the world leader in smartphone security. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout is funded by Accel Partners, Andreessen Horowitz, Index Ventures, Khosla Ventures and Trilogy Equity Partners. For more information and to download the application, please visit www.mylookout.com.

Sean Brunett