Mobile Security Software Review 2014

Nowadays many analysts state that the Android based mobile devices are the main target of the cyber criminals. It is partially true for the Android platform may get the malware both from Google Play Store and in the process of device’s fragmentation. As a result, plenty of mobile security apps have been developed to protect the platform. So, let’s start our mobile security software review 2014.



BullGuard Mobile Security was chosen by the experts as the best security app for it can excellently protect OS. Besides, the app has many features, great usability and can support all platforms (except for Windows Phone 7).

The second place went to Lookout Premium. It has lost the first place due to the fact that the app is not equipped with such features, as SIM card lock, Parental Control Monitoring and Blocked number list.

McAfee Mobile Security won the third place only for it has not Quarantine Section, Parental Control Monitoring.

Kaspersky Mobile Security has all of the abovementioned features but it lacks the following: remote backup and absence of possibility to restore back content.



ESET Mobile Security is considered to be just a good mobile security software (not excellent). The app is not equipped with the antispyware and in case of getting malwared a device will not be able to scream. As McAfee, this app is not also able to restore back infected content and it has not online management.



Trend Micro Mobile Security lacks antispyware. The reason that it is worse than the above said software – the app is not able to block malicious code on sites and it has not Quarantine Section.

F-Secure Mobile Security can support all the OS (except for BlackBerry), but the app has not Antispam protection. Besides, the software lacks such features as schedule scans, online management, blocked number list, remote backup. It is not able to revive cured content.

Webroot Secure Anywhere Mobile and NetQin Mobile Security are considered by the analytics to be just average mobile security software. The first one lacks antispyware and parental control monitoring. The second one’s situation is much more poor: the app cannot be installed directly to mobile devices, it cannot be wireless updated, it has no possibility to scan phone apps, it is not equipped with antispam, quarantine section, SIM card lock, remote backup and blocked number list.

We will closely watch for the new mobile security apps development. As for now, this is all we can say about the situation in this sector in 2014.