McAfee, the company well-known for its PC-focused security software, has launched a new consumer-based anti-theft app for iOS today. WaveSecure, as it's called, will enable users to remotely access their data in case their iPhone or iPad is lost or stolen. Users will also be able to back up their contacts, photos and videos and remotely track the location of where their device is heading via the app's own online portal, and wirelessly restore their contacts.
The app is an indication of a new shift in focus for anti-virus software makers during this evolution of technology from desktop to mobile. "We've been in mobile security for about ten years, but we're in a period of rapid changes now," said Lianna Caetano, director of product marketing for McAfee consumer mobile solutions, in an interview with VentureBeat. "Now we have a very heterogenous environment, and we have to make sure we work seamlessly."
The app costs $19.99 and is now available in the iOS App Store.
(Via Mac|Life all.)