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Avast now protects Aircel mobile customers

Written by Jarret Cuisinier | 23 September 2017

At Mobile World Congress Americas last week, we unveiled our new collaboration with Aircel Limited Partners to provide Avast Mobile Security to the Indian network’s 85 million subscribers. Over seventy-five percent of India’s mobile users rely on smartphones as their primary internet source; and at a time when mobile threats are increasing on a worldwide scale, Aircel realized the necessity of safeguarding their customer’s personal information and privacy. They turned to Avast.

Anupam Vasudev, Chief Marketing Officer at Aircel, told us:  “Our partnership with Avast is the most recent example of our commitment to provide the highest standards of data security solutions to our valued customers and partner network.”

Talking to Gagan Singh, our Senior Vice President and General Manager of Avast Mobile, he added:

“India is a mobile-first market, with the majority of users storing their valuable personal data solely on their smartphones. It has become even more essential to keep these phones protected from cyberattacks and running at optimal performance.” - Gagan Singh

Avast Mobile Security was recently celebrated for scoring high marks on an independent test of leading mobile security brands, and we are a trusted mobile security provider to other major carriers around the world. We have partnered with all major US carriers to implement safety solutions, such as helping parents protect their children from cyberbullies and providing a program that instantly locates the device.

Protecting young users is more important than ever, according to a recent survey we conducted in the U.S. with over 750 parents. The data shows that 26% of 11-14 year-olds have accessed a website or app that contained malware, and 70% of that same age group have accessed a website or app that contained adult content. In addition, 46% of 3-6 year-olds have accessed a website or app that showed or promoted violence.

“Children have a natural curiosity, and are often even more advanced and tech-savvy than their parents, but that doesn’t mean that kids are emotionally ready for the content they access and see. Parental guidance is very important,” Gagan Singh said, regarding the Avast parental controls integrated into US carrier networks.

We use advanced next-gen cybersecurity to protect entire networks of mobile service providers, and we use that same antivirus engine to protect the everyday consumer. Install Avast Mobile Security for free and experience the benefits of next-gen cybersecurity for yourself.