McAfee this week officially announced the availability of the McAfee WaveSecure app in Apple’s AppStore. WaveSecure enables backup of iOS devices as well as device tracking via the McAfee WaveSecure online portal. The service enables an iOS user to restore their contacts back to another iOS device or even to an Android device. If a device is stolen the users can remotely wipe data from it as well to prevent information theft.
While McAfee is officially announcing the availability of WaveSecure iOS this week, Apple actually approved the app back on July 12.
In terms of features, Apple offers similar device tracking capabilities via its Mobile Me app. McAfee however sees their app as offering a different choice to consumers.
“Apple offers many security features natively in its operating system,” Lianne Caetano, McAfee’s director of Marketing for consumer obile products told InternetNews.com. “McAfee offers WaveSecure as an alternative that supports multiple mobile device platforms.”