Mobile Security

Avast partners with Vodafone

Gagan Singh, 27 February 2018

Three million Vodafone subscribers enjoy mobile and family security powered by Avast.

Today, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Avast announces a strategic partnership with Vodafone Czech Republic, one of the world’s top mobile carriers. Vodafone Security and Vodafone Family Security are two new apps that will protect Vodafone users with mobile security powered by Avast starting in Spring 2018.

“We have decided to partner with Avast, a strong and trusted brand who can provide the best expertise to safeguard our customers’ personal information,” states Petr Dvorak, CEO of Vodafone Czech Republic, adding, “With Avast, we can also provide best-in-class parental controls to help Vodafone customers protect their children.”

In the Czech Republic, we have registered around 25,000 attempted attacks on mobile users each month in Q4 2017. The most common threats were 'downloaders', which allow apps to install unwanted apps on smartphones. We are also witnessing a significant rise in the number of mobile banking malware trying to steal user's passwords and credit card data, as well as ransomware attacks.

The new Vodafone Security app will safeguard mobile devices from spyware, adware and other malware, as well as protect users against phishing attacks spread via email, SMS messages, infected websites or phone calls.

The new Vodafone Family Security app helps prevent cyberbullying by alerting parents of critical calls and messages sent to their children’s phones. It also allows parents to block specific websites and apps, to track their family’s devices, and to find phones in cases of theft or loss.

Both apps will be available for Vodafone Czech Republic’s customers in Spring 2018 and will be subscription based.  

In addition to Vodafone, Avast has similar partnerships with all major mobile carriers in the United States and with leading carriers elsewhere in the world, implementing safety solutions such as Avast Controls and Insights and Avast Locator.