McAfee recently announced its collaboration with renowned tech giant, Samsung to support the back-end its latest pre-installed Wi-Fi protection and secure Wi-Fi on its latest smartphone, Galaxy Note8. This enhanced security solution will be available for the users of Galaxy Note8 in the United States and Europe only. With this pre-installed security application, the smartphone users will take advantage of enhanced privacy while on the go, which will further make them to experience the online world with more confidence.
As per a recent survey by McAfee, 58% of the respondents are aware of the ways to check whether their Wi-Fi network they are using or about to connect is safe is or not. While other customers spend a lot of time to make sure their connection is secure. Unlike your home Wi-Fi connection, many hotspots offered at public locations, like restaurants, hotels and more are not protected and connecting to them may let your device accessible to the hackers.
These hackers can access your sensitive data resulting in loss of your hard-earned money. The latest customized security solution by McAfee will focus on securing Wi-Fi from all kinds of viruses. Apart from this, it will also make all your online activities automatically encrypted, so no one with bad intentions can read the data you enter while making online transactions.
John Giamatteo, executive vice president, consumer business group, McAfee, said that there has been observed a great hike in the consumers that are connecting their mobile phones to both public and private Wi-Fi. By encrypting sensitive data of the Samsung users’, McAfee is helping ensure they can connect with the confidence they need to feel safe.
Henry Lee, senior vice president of Mobile Security Technologies of Samsung Electronics, said that as the consumers using their smartphones to make online transactions, access their bank accounts and other purposes where they have to enter their sensitive information, we understand the need of bringing in advanced level security solutions into our devices from the start. With the integration of Secure Wi-Fi, Note8 by McAfee, the users will feel confident to use public Wi-Fi on their devices.
Availability of Secure Wi-Fi on Galaxy Note8
Secure Wi-Fi by McAfee is presently available on Galaxy Note8 in the U.S for T-Mobile and U.S Cellular customers. However, Note8 users in Europe will be able to experience this Secure Wi-Fi through a software update later this year. This will also include 250 MB of monthly data volume, that too free of cost. The users can also purchase unlimited daily or monthly bandwidth. In the Europe market, Note8 users in United Kingdom, Germany, France later this year and additional countries will be added gradually. This availability may vary according to different countries.