A new survey reveals 88% of customers world wide own a couple of Web-enabled device. And 62% of U.S. consumers own greater than three devices, another concludes.
In its recently released Digital Assets survey, online security company McAfee reveals there may be also a whole lot of value on those devices. Globally, the typical person has as much as $35,000 in personal assets and knowledge stored on these Web-enabled devices. This goes beyond personal data like your bank card information, login names and passwords. It’s also such things as photos and entertainment files, too.
By now you’ve probably become attuned to the necessity for security on desktop and laptop computers. But that concern has apparently not spread to mobile devices where the threat could be just as great.
On the official McAfee Blog, company Online Safety and security Evangelist Robert Siciliano explains :
“And while we’ve got these kinds of devices and feature valuable assets on them, we don’t take enough precautions to guard our valuable assets. Nearly 15% of customers globally don’t have comprehensive security on ANY in their devices and 20% are unfamiliar with cyber risks and security dangers.”
Small businesses specifically are increasingly targeted by cyber criminals seeking not just their information, however the information in their clients and customers.
McAfee (acquired by Intel in 2011) and wireless communications company Verizon are partnering to increase security to multiple devices, using a single application and central dashboard, called the Verizon Internet Security Suite Multi-Device program. This system is aimed toward creating more security for both consumers and small businesses.
With the Verizon offerings, subscribers protect all in their PCs, laptops, Macs, and Android smartphones and tablets via one central management console.
Verizon customers can get Internet security for all their devices starting at $6.99 per thirty days. Cloud backup and storage is also added in. Small business owners, who use more data, can also need a bundled package including 50 or 150 GB of cloud storage also protected by McAfee. Those bundles start at $11.99 per thirty days.
The service features automatic updates for all devices. Verizon says you’ll be capable of monitor activity on all of your devices from one desktop app, too. This selection would come with the power to fasten certain apps when others are using your devices.