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Press Release | 15 Apr 2020

Vodafone launches Lookout Mobile Security to help UK businesses, first three months free

Vodafone launches Lookout Mobile Security to help UK businesses, first three months free
  • Vodafone launches Lookout Mobile Security, a new threat detection service for mobile devices.
  • Service available to existing and new business customers of all sizes, with first three months free.
  • Launches in partnership with leading mobile security experts, Lookout.

Vodafone has launched Lookout Mobile Security – a new threat detection service to protect businesses and their employees from application, network, device and phishing attacks via mobile devices.

It has been reported that cyber-attacks have already increased during the Covid-19 pandemic and with the majority of UK employees currently working at home, maintaining robust levels of security is essential for all businesses. Vodafone is offering the first three months of the service free of charge.

Lookout Mobile Security protects businesses from the following threats:

  • Application threats – alerts users to malicious apps that seek to steal sensitive business or personal data; and to insecure apps that breach company policies or compliance requirements.
  • Network threats – sends an alert to users if they are about to join an unencrypted network.
  • Device threats – alerts users to operating system vulnerabilities, such as out-of-date software or the lack of password protection.
  • Web and Content (phishing) – alerts users to phishing attempts from browsers, email and SMS.

Customers can tailor the level of mobile threat detection service they require, ensuring they only pay for the protection they need. They will also benefit from real-time visibility, via a dashboard, into incidents on their workforce’s mobile devices, without compromising employee privacy.

Anne Sheehan, Director, Vodafone Business UK, said: “With more of us working at home and using our mobile devices for both business and personal activities, ensuring devices are secure is more important than ever.

“Lookout Mobile Security will help keep businesses safe from application, network, device and phishing attacks.

“Vodafone is committed to keeping the UK connected during the Covid-19 pandemic; and so we’re offering three months free access to help customers get threat detection in place quickly and easily.”

Gert-Jan Schenk, SVP International Sales, Lookout, said: “We are excited to be working with Vodafone to help protect businesses in the UK from data compromise. Mobile devices and app usage in the workplace continue to expand, challenging IT leaders to optimise the balance between embracing mobility and ensuring security.

“The partnership between Lookout and Vodafone helps ensure that, despite this increased risk, any UK business can benefit from mobile productivity with the assurance that their corporate assets are better protected.”

For further information on Lookout Mobile Security, please visit the Vodafone website here.

 

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 Notes to Editors:

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Having made the UK’s first mobile phone call and sent the first text message, Vodafone has a history as a tech pioneer. In 2018, we made the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G, and were first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. We now have 5G in more places than anyone else, with multiple locations now live across the UK and the rest of Europe.

Today we serve more than 18 million mobile and fixed line customers in the UK, with 4G network coverage at 99%.  Our customers voted us the UK’s Best Mobile Network at the 2018 Trusted Reviews Awards – for the second year in a row. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

For more information about Vodafone UK, please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk

About Lookout

Lookout is a cybersecurity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first, world. Powered by the Lookout Security Platform and the largest dataset of mobile code in existence, Lookout provides protection for the entire spectrum of mobile risk: phishing, app, device and network-based threats. Lookout is trusted by hundreds of millions of individual users, and enterprises, government agencies and partners such as AT&T, Verizon, Vodafone, Microsoft, Google, and Apple. Headquartered in San Francisco, Lookout has offices in Amsterdam, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington, D.C. To learn more, visit www.lookout.com and follow Lookout on its blog, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

 

About Vodafone UK

About Vodafone UK

Vodafone UK is a technology communications company that connects people, businesses and devices to help our customers benefit from digital innovation. Our services span mobile, fixed line connections, home and office broadband, and the Internet of Things (IoT).

We have a strong track record as a tech pioneer, making the UK’s first mobile phone call, sending the first text message, and making the UK’s first live holographic call using 5G in 2018. We were also the first to start carrying live 5G traffic from a site in Salford, Greater Manchester. As of September 2020, we have 5G in 54 locations in the UK and 193 across Germany, Spain, Italy and Ireland.

In September 2020, leading mobile benchmarking company, umlaut, named Vodafone as London’s best network for 5G. Our 4G network coverage currently reaches over 99% of the UK population. And in October 2020, Vodafone was named Network Provider of the Year by readers of leading technology advice website, Trusted Reviews.

Today, Vodafone serves more than 18 million mobile and fixed-line customers in the UK. To help deliver Gigabit UK, our full-fibre broadband roll-out programme now covers 15 UK towns and cities through partnerships with CityFibre and Openreach.

For more information about Vodafone UK please visit: www.vodafone.co.uk.

Vodafone UK Media Relations

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