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TMCNet:  Comcast unveils Constant Guard Mobile for smartphones and tablets

[February 14, 2013]

Comcast unveils Constant Guard Mobile for smartphones and tablets

Feb 14, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Comcast, an American provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, has announced the launch of Constant Guard Mobile, an app that can be downloaded onto smartphones and tablets to help prevent online threats.

Constant Guard Mobile helps to protect consumers from phishing attempts, identity theft and connecting to fraudulent Websites and is available to Xfinity Internet customers for no additional charge, the company said.

Susan Jin Davis, vice president of Strategic Services for Comcast Cable, said: "Cybercrime on mobile devices is a growing trend, and we're the first Internet service provider in the country to introduce online safety and security software to help protect our customers' tablets and smartphones from cyber criminals. With Constant Guard, our goal is to make individuals and entire families safer online no matter what type of device they may be using." Constant Guard Mobile is an app that provides customers with a secure way to login to their banking, shopping, email and social networking accounts. The app also provides Constant Guard Safe Search, which proactively warns customers if a Website is considered risky, or unsafe, and could potentially be a source of malware.

Constant Guard Mobile is currently available to Xfinity Internet customers and can be downloaded to iOS devices from the Apple iTunes Store. An Android version of the app is planned to launch in the coming months.

The Constant Guard Mobile features include: secure browsing; secure banking & shopping; constant guard safe search; safe access to accounts; secure eCart checkout; and direct link to constant guard for PC/laptop, the company added.

Comcast is also working to develop a version of the app that includes virus protection for Xfinity Internet customers who are interested in having additional layers of security for their mobile devices.

In addition, Comcast has enhanced the desktop version of Constant Guard by adding technology that helps to prevent an emerging cyber crime called screen logging which can unknowingly use a customer's webcam to take pictures of their computer screen that may contain private data, the company concluded.

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