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3 Awesome Free Apps for Mobile IT Security

January 16, 2020

If you want enterprise-level IT security for your business that will give you complete peace of mind, then we don’t recommend anything other than hiring a managed services provider. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do, or download, on your own that will incrementally improve your cyber security standing.

Below is a list of free apps you can download that will increase the efficiency and efficacy of your cyber security systems:

  1. Find My Device (Google)

We’ve all been there before; you’re leaving your home or workplace and you suddenly get the feeling that you forgot something. You pat down your pockets and realize you don’t have your phone on you. Most times you head back in and find your phone simply lying on a desk or table where you last left it. Sometimes you can’t find it anywhere, and you just came back from a public place like a Starbucks or a bank. Uh-oh.

Find My Device is an ingenious little app that does exactly what the title implies. It tracks the location of your phone, and can even remotely lock your phone or erase data if you think it fell into the wrong hands. This app really is a staple in the mobile security world and should be installed on your phone, especially if you’re doing any kind of business on it.

  1. Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus

Yes, mobile devices can get malware too. Not only from websites either, but malware can also be found secretly attached to apps you can download off any app store. Having an antivirus on your phone is quickly becoming as imperative as having antivirus on your desktop, and you can’t get much better than Kaspersky Mobile Antivirus.

This antivirus scans your phone for malware and viruses, filters out dangerous sites and can even blacklist dodgy phone calls and text messages. It also offers features that protects messages and files on your phone by providing you with a secret code that would need to be punched in to access that information. Think of it as a mobile version of two-factor authentication.

  1. Signal Private Messenger

Signal is a private messaging service that allows you to speak with people on a one-on-one basis or in a group chat completely securely. The server does not store any of your messages or data, and even encrypts your messages so that prying eyes won’t even be able to understand the messages if they were able to intercept them.

Like most things relating to mobile internet usage or data, people assume that text messaging is completely safe and secure. However this isn’t true, phones can be hacked which means your texts can be spied upon and accessed by cyber criminals. If you’re a business owner that sends private corporate or financial information through text, this can be disastrous.

This is why people are often confused whenever we mention a private messaging service like Signal. Many business owners and executives think it’s unnecessary or redundant, but having a secure messaging server that uses your current phone number and allows for group and video communication with encryption is not a luxury – it’s a necessity.

Did you know TOSS C3 also has its own mobile device security products? To learn more about that and all other services we provide, call us anytime at 1-888-884-8677 or check out the Services section on our website!

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