12 Apps to Secure Your Android Smartphone

Imagine the chaos in both your life and your small business should you lose your unsecured Android smartphone — whether through accident or theft. If you have employees outfitted with Android phones, you can multiply that pain accordingly. Doesn’t that sound like fun?

There’s simply no good reason to walk around with an unsecured phone, especially when you have a broad range of Android apps — many of them free — to help you protect the valuable business and personal data stored on it.

Take a look through the 12 Android security apps our colleagues at eSecurityPlanet collected to see which ones best suit your needs.

If you’re carrying an Android phone or are eying the purchase of one, you’ve got plenty of company. Google’s mobile operating system is growing by leaps and bounds, and IT research firm Gartner predicts it will grow from about a fifth to nearly half the market by the end of next year.

The flip side of Android’s growing popularity is that of the major smartphone platforms, Android is arguably the most vulnerable from a security standpoint due to the open nature of the operating system and its laissez-faire approach to app publishing (at least relative to the iPhone App Store). In fact, nearly two dozen apps were recently purged from the Android Market after they were discovered to contain malware.

Read the complete article: The Essential Android Security App Buyer’s Guide

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