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Lookout Gets Funding, Offers Free Beta

The software will be free, but additional features will require a monthly subscription.

 By Kara Reeder
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Thanks to investors like Khosla Ventures, Lookout, a San Francisco-based mobile device security company, has launched with a $5.5 million Series A round of funding, reports the San Francisco Business Times.

According to Dark Reading, Lookout is in the process of beta-testing its first product:

a consumer offering that uses both blacklisting and whitelisting approaches for malware protection and protection from malicious applications, firewall and IDS, data backup, and recovery and phone management, as well as a way for mobile users to locate and protect smartphones gone missing.

As mocoNews.net notes, the software will be free, but additional features will require a monthly subscription.

VentureBeat lists some phone security tips from Lookout, which include:

  1. Set a password.
  2. Don't click on links in text messages from people you don't trust.
  3. Backup your data.
  4. Only download applications from reputable sources.

 

This article was originally published on Dec 22, 2009
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