PSafe Announces DFNDR for Comprehensive Mobile Device Protection
Complete security, privacy, and device performance optimization solution now available for stateside Android users
SAN FRANCISCO – January 24, 2017 – PSafe, the mobile security solution safeguarding connected experiences, announced today the availability of DFNDR for the U.S. market. The free downloadable app provides comprehensive security protection, privacy management, and performance optimization through a suite of features.
DFNDR provides the leading anti-hacking solution for Android devices that shields the user from both traditional malware attacks, as well as attacks driven by browser-based phishing. The app also has two key features that service privacy. The first feature, the Vault, provides a second layer of protection against unauthorized access to user-selected apps, such as Facebook, Whatsapp, SnapChat, and others. Another key feature is DFNDR’s anti-theft solution, which insures physical device protection from theft, providing device location services as well as a remote wipe feature, should the mobile device fall into the wrong hands.
“We conduct our daily lives on our mobile phones. It’s both a fascinating and dangerous phenomenon,” said Marco DeMello, CEO and founder of PSafe. “More sophisticated means for getting into both the backend of systems and into mobile devices means greater prevalence of threats to security and privacy. DFNDR provides top notch protection against both cyber perpetrators, as well as physical theft.”
In total, DFNDR’s comprehensive cleaning and performance suite includes 10 features that both perform general cleanup, optimization features like boosting memory, closing background apps and processes and deleting junk files. Performance optimization can also be targeted to apps, such as cleaning up Whatsapp audio and video files, and deleting duplicate photos, among others.
With the release of DFNDR in the U.S. market, three key enhancements to the app include:
- Improved Anti-phishing: With a live, in-house classification mechanism for white list, this feature reduces the identification of false positives by more than 90 percent
- Quicker Security Scan Run-time: By using a 5K app whitelist, scan time is cut down from two minutes to less than 30 seconds
- Enhanced Performance Monitoring: Inform users when device speed and storage can be optimized, such as when junk files are taking up excessive space or when too many running background apps are consuming RAM
With over 20 million monthly active users (MAUs), PSafe is currently the largest mobile security solution in Latin America. At the end of last year, PSafe announced its entry into the U.S. market, with its American headquarters in San Francisco, the heart of the tech community. Since then, PSafe has seen roughly 3 percent of the market share of 100 million Android users, and ranked no. 2 most downloaded security app in 2016 by App Annie.
DFNDR is available for download for free today from the Google Play store. For more information on DFNDR and PSafe, please visit www.psafe.com.
PSafe is a leading security and performance mobile app company with offices in San Francisco, Rio De Janeiro and Mexico City. The company develops and offers free mobile apps focused on protection, performance and privacy to Android users. In 2015, the company became the first startup in Latin America to achieve a market value of more than R$1 billion and started its international expansion and growth, launching operations in Mexico and offering PSafe TOTAL, its principal app, to all Latin American countries. The app is ranked in the top five most-downloaded app in Google Play Brazil with more than 20 million monthly active users. PSafe is funded by Redpoint Ventures, e.ventures, RPeV, Pinnacle Ventures and Index Ventures.