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TMCNet:  AnchorFree Extends Hotspot Shield to Nokia X Customers in the Middle East and Africa

[July 16, 2014]

AnchorFree Extends Hotspot Shield to Nokia X Customers in the Middle East and Africa

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. --(Business Wire)--

AnchorFree, the global leader in consumer security, privacy and Internet freedom today announced that its award-winning Hotspot Shield privacy app is now available on Nokia (News - Alert) X devices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

According to a recent study released by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology at the Qatar ICT Conference and Exhibition ("QITCOM 2014"), Internet users in MENA are concerned about security issues, including email and other online accounts being hacked. The study also found that while 50 percent of respondents noted that they are "very careful" online, only a small minority indicate that they "scan their devices for viruses or refrain from downloading attachments and documents from people they don't know."

  • Secures mobile and public Wi-Fi connections with HTTPS encryption
  • Prevents hackers from stealing private information
  • Enables private and anonymous web browsing
  • Protects against malware from a database of over�3.5 million suspected domains

"Privacy and security are global issues and as more of the world's population comes online, especially through the use of mobile devices, keeping information safe needs to be a top priority," said David Gorodyansky, founder and CEO of AnchorFree. "By offering Hotspot Shield on Nokia X devices in MENA, we can provide a safe way for consumers to access everything they need online, while protecting their privacy and securing Internet communications."

With more than 250 million global downloads, Hotspot Shield has seen triple-digit mobile growth in the past year and has been installed by nearly 32 million smartphone users. Globally, nearly half of Hotspot Shield's monthly activity now comes from its mobile app. In addition to privacy, security and access, Hotspot Shield, which compresses data, saved users more than 220 million megabytes (MB) of mobile data usage in 2013.

Hotspot Shield is available in the Nokia Store to users in MENA for $29.99. Additionally, Hotspot Shield is available globally for PC, Mac, iOS, Android (News - Alert) and Kindle devices. For more information on Hotspot Shield visit: www.hotspotshield.com.

About AnchorFree

AnchorFree's mission is to provide secure browsing, privacy and freedom to the more than 5.7 billion people around the world who need a secure browsing solution or freedom to access Internet content. AnchorFree does this through Hotspot Shield, the world's most popular privacy, security and Web access tool. Hotspot Shield ensures safe, private Web browsing and disrupts censorship of commonly blocked content such as news, social networking and search engines. Hotspot Shield is available for PC, Mac, Apple (News - Alert) iOS and Android platforms at www.AnchorFree.com. AnchorFree is a privately held, venture-backed company based in Mountain View, Calif.


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