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Sprint Teams with McAfee to Protect Mobile Information

Sprint (NYSE: S) has partnered with McAfee to offer Sprint customers easy access to McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee Family Protection Android Edition software to protect information stored on their mobile devices.

Sprint customers using select Android-powered devices can download the McAfee Mobile Security and McAfee Family Protection Android Edition applications by clicking on McAfee within Sprint Zone, which can be found as an icon on their device, or the Sprint Tab in the Android Market. Additionally, McAfee Family Protection Android Edition provides parents an application that will allow them to filter inappropriate websites on their child’s mobile device.

A single download of McAfee Mobile Security will offer customers the opportunity to back up important content from a mobile device, access personal data online from any location and set up an alarm to help find the device or disrupt a thief, among other advantages. McAfee Family Protection Android Edition offers web filtering and has an uninstall protection feature helps to prevent kids from deleting the application on their mobile device.

“By providing McAfee Mobile Security, Sprint can provide security safeguards for their customers in the event of loss or theft, protection against the growing threat of viruses and spyware targeting mobile devices and protection from web-based threats,” said Todd Gebhart, co-president, McAfee. “With McAfee Family Protection Android Edition, parents can add a layer of protection for their children who are using their smartphones to explore the web.”

The McAfee Mobile Security software is available as a seven-day trial and can be purchased as a 12-month subscription for $29.99. The McAfee Family Protection Android Edition is available as a 30-day trial and can be purchased as a 12-month subscription for $19.99.

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