One of the overall winners of Google’s ADC2 is capitalizing on their recent success and offering free lifetime memberships to their service for a limited time. Anyone who signs up for WaveSecure by January 31, 2010 will receive a free account.
From ADC2 winners gallery: “WaveSecure is an innovative security product that provides users with complete mobile device and data protection. It enables users to remotely lock down and track down lost phones, get a copy of their data securely backed up, and remotely wipe data of the phone to protect user privacy.”
WaveSecure allows the user to protect their phone by:
- Lock: Remotely lock down your phone. Make it worthless to a thief. Show messages and sound alarm.
- Track: Tracking of new SIM cards. SMS Alert to buddy. Aut0-lock when SIM changed.
- Back up: All personal data coverage. Zero-effort auto-backup. Remotely trigger backup.
- Wipe out: Remote wipe out of private data. Wipe all data types (SMS, pics, etc). Protects your privacy and security.
I have personally never used the software, but it looks like a good opportunity test it out for free. It is normally hard to recommend a security software when you do not know the developer, but tenCube has been around awhile and received numerous industrial awards. If Google felt it was worthy of winning ADC, then you should feel safe using it.
We prefer to use Mobile Defense for tracking our phones, so it will be interesting to see how the competing services match up. If you have tried both, please sound off in the comments.