Deutsche Telekom (DT) has announced a partnership that will see it deliver Lookout's mobile security app to its European customers. The partnership focuses on distribution and joint innovation, bringing Lookout's mobile security to DT's European customers. Lookout offers mobile device protection against malware, data loss, and device loss. Deutsche Telekom and Lookout teams will collaborate on mobile protection solutions at Telekom’s Innovation Lab in Berlin.
“The topic of mobile security and device health is becoming a focus for our customers,” says Heikki Makijarvi, SVP of business development at Deutsche Telekom. “As the penetration of smartphones and mobile internet devices increases, we feel it is important to offer our customers not only the best network, but also deliver industry-leading security and device health applications that protect and optimize the mobile experience.”
“As mobile devices become the primary computing device for consumers, Deutsche Telekom is passionate in providing customers with the best security and privacy,” said John Hering, CEO and founder at Lookout. “By offering tools that promote mobile security and health, Deutsche Telekom is empowering people with the confidence to do more on their phone.”
The Lookout Mobile Security app enables people to find a missing device when it is lost or stolen, manage phone security, and backup precious data.
Lookout said that it identified more than 1,000 instances of mobile malware in 2011, a significant increase since 2010. It's partnership with DT is its frst European strategic partnership. Currently over 40% of its users are based in the USA.
Earlier this month, Mobile Europe reported on the opportunity for mobile operators in offering security services and applications to end users.