Lookout is security for your iPad & iPhone

Lookout is also compatible with Android as well. It helps to secure your smart phone and even has a free version.

This is crucial for Android users who suffer from lots of malware, but still a good idea for everyone else. One of the reasons I choose to talk about this product is that they have a great partnership with Apple and Microsoft. In addition they work with popular MDMs such as MobileIron and Airwatch. So they are a great fit for enterprise as well.

Lookout is security for your iPad & iPhoneI researched other options for smart phone security but none of them have the backing and ease of use that Lookout has. I have to say I have been a user for a week and it was simple. The free version didn’t pester you with upgrading, but made it easy if you did choose to upgrade. For the small fee of $30 a year this is a simple decision for me. Yes you can use the Apple provided utility to find your phone, but this also lets you send a message to the person who has your phone in case it is lost, and also a high-pitched noise. Some deterrence and attention getter.

I had shared before that I had an iPhone stolen from me on the train. While I was unhappy that happened, I didn’t have any security software on it. At that time the apple utility didn’t work to find it, so I was out of luck. This at least will give me a chance to recover it in case I simply forgot it.

Of course this app does much more than just that. It also scans for bad programs, and detects if bad programs try to install. This is the critical thing for non IT people. They don’t know what programs to trust, and bad programs even slip through Apples very detailed and careful process. This program is like a nice doorman who keeps those who wish to harm others out of the building.