BEIJING and DALLAS, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile, (NYSE: NQ) a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, has reached agreement with U.S. Cellular to offer NQ Mobile's award-winning NQ Mobile Security™ and NQ Mobile Vault™ products to its 5.2 million customers. The apps will be marketed under the names U.S. Cellular Mobile Data Security powered by NQ Mobile™ and U.S. Cellular Privacy Protector powered by NQ Mobile™, respectively.
The new agreement follows a successful retail distribution program for the NQ Family Guardian™ parental control suite, which has been marketed under the name U.S. Cellular Family Protector powered by NQ Mobile™ since May 2013.
"U.S. Cellular has proven to be a leader in providing consumers with much-needed education on and solutions for protecting their mobile devices," said Chris Stier, Managing Director, Americas, NQ Mobile. "We are happy to be a fundamental part of their pro-active efforts to raise awareness of mobile safety issues, from family protection to safeguarding against malware, ensuring data security and privacy."U.S. Cellular Mobile Data Security powered by NQ Mobile™ provides consumers with comprehensive data protection, detecting and deleting viruses, malicious URLs, and other threats. The application is powered by NQ Mobile's proprietary mobile security engine that was the first to discover approximately 90 percent of all known Android mobile malware in 2011 and identified more than 65,000 new malware threats in 2012. U.S. Cellular customers who use these data security services will join NQ Mobile's base of consumers, which is the largest in the industry in terms of registered user accounts. The app is also the most feature-rich mobile security app on the market today. U.S. Cellular Privacy Protector powered by NQ Mobile™ is a robust tool that offers customers invaluable assurance that the private information saved on their devices remains secure from unauthorized access. Since its 2012 launch, NQ Mobile's privacy app has been a top app on Google Play, with millions of downloads and an average user rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. The app gives consumers a password- protected and encrypted place in which to safeguard data including photos, videos and even Facebook messages on their smartphones.