Quick Heal, Big C Mobiles join hands for mobile security

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Hyderabad: Quick Heal Technologies, a security solutions provider has announced a strategic partnership with Big C Mobiles – a South India based mobile and consumer electronics retail chain.

The tie-up will enable Quick Heal to tap into Big C’s vast retail presence of over 225 plus mobile stores in Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Telangana. It will increase mobile security solutions adoption in the region.

Big C Mobiles a leading retail chain for smartphones and mobiles in AP & Telangana. With this tie=up, customers in the region will be able to experience and access Quick Heal Total Security for Android.

Experts at Big C Mobiles will also educate customers about the various benefits that they stand to avail by securing their mobile devices with this next-generation mobile security solution.

Why mobile security? A brief look at the mobile threat landscape in India
Indian smartphone user base to swell to 859 million by 2022 – becoming twice the size it was in 2017, as per ASSOCHAM-PwC ‘s estimates. This trend will also see an explosion in the average monthly data consumption per device.

India projected to clock the fastest growth in digital payments transaction value, which will reach $135.2 billion by 2023.

However, it also makes India a major target of cyber and mobile attacks by cybercriminals.

Quick Heal detected and stopped over 3.5 million malware threats targeted at mobile devices in 2018 in the form of Banking Trojans, Spyware, Fake Apps and Mobile Ransomware among others.

Cybercriminals propagate malware through unverified apps on third-party app stores and Quick Heal has recently flagged several malicious applications on popular app stores designed to steal sensitive user data.

Quick Heal researchers predict the mobile landscape to become more threat-prone in the coming years. The primary cause is the absence of robust mobile security installed on end-user devices and the low awareness about its need.

With Quick Heal Total Security for Android, Quick Heal aims to deliver a range of cutting-edge solutions to protect smartphone users against current and emerging cyber threats.

The solution comes with a host of robust security features like SafePe, which secures financial transactions on mobiles, Anti-Theft technology, which prevents the device from being misused in case it gets lost or stolen, and Privacy Advisor, Browsing & Phishing Protection, Wi-Fi scan among others.

According to Quick Heal Technologies MD and CEO Kailash Katkar, as mobile emerges as the key driver of digitisation in the country, it has become all the more necessary for smartphone users to protect their devices with leading-edge mobile security solutions.

“Our partnership with Big C Mobiles falls in line with our mission of enabling robust digital security for all the netizens. This association will ensure that smartphone devices of the digital-first population in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana – where Big C Mobiles is the largest retail mobile chain – are protected against the rapidly-evolving threat vectors,” said Katkar.

“Our strategic partnership with Quick Heal Technologies, the leading digital security solutions provider in India, only goes to reinforce our joint vision of enabling smartphone users to have a safe and secure digital experience,” commented M. Balu Chowdary, Founder & CMD – Big C Mobiles.

Quick Heal has established a strong physical presence of over 25,000 partners across the country.

The recent development is another step towards achieving its vision of protecting consumers and businesses from malicious threats in the cyberspace through its state-of-the-art offerings.

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