San Francisco-based mobile security solutions provider, Lookout, is announcing a partnership with South Korean consumer electronics giant, Samsung. The fast-growing startup is apparently looking to expand into the business sector, revealing plans of launching a stand-alone mobile security solution for businesses.
The partnership between Samsung and Lookout will send Lookout's expert security software into Samsung's KNOX mobile security solution. This means that Samsung devices will soon be able to enjoy Lookout's famous attachment scanning and safe browsing features - features that I love on my Android phone.
Furthermore, Lookout for KNOX will also feature real-time, cloud-based scanning to guard Android phones against mobile threats including malware, which has abundantly plagued the platform.
Lookout believes that its venture into the business sector is perfect timing. According to Gartner, businesses are more than ever allowing their employees to use mobile devices for work. "More than half of Fortune 1000 companies have employees using Lookout on their mobile devices already, and more than 45 million people worldwide use Lookout," the company said.
The new security solution will be launched later this year.