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We find out why, whether you're using a tablet or phone, this connected life needs some help – in association with West Coast Labs

As the go-to connect device, it’s no surprise that cyber criminals are targeting mobile phones. The devices and the data they hold need robust defence. That’s where Sophos comes in.

Sophos is a well-established security company that provides a tough Android security app, which has been independently tested by West Coast Labs. It’ll scan devices for problem apps, lock, wipe and find them if lost or stolen. 

Data protection

Privacy Advisor helps make informed decisions on whether apps on the device are a risk to personal data – do certain apps access certain information without consent? You’ll find out what apps have requested what access – so you can decide which to keep or ditch.

Tips from Top

Security Advisor provides information on how to improve protection through looking at the settings and elements within the phone such as Wi-Fi connections, Bluetooth and USB tethering – giving advice on how to improve security and lower risk based on Sophos’ experts recommended settings.

Health check

Launch a scan for malware and the app produces a summary of discoveries and warnings. The app can also scan external storage and cloud-based tech and you can set to scan at regular intervals. During testing to earn the current Checkmark Mobile Security Certification, the app detected 100 per cent of malware samples, with call blocking for both voice and SMS also meeting West Coast Labs’ Performance standards.