TalkTalk partners with F-Secure for mobile security app


More than 200,000 of the telecoms provider’s handset and SIM customers will be able to download free mobile security app

TalkTalk has extended its relationship with mobile security provider F-Secure to develop an Android-based mobile security app.

MobileSafe is available to all TalkTalk UK customers and is free to download from the Google Play store.

F-Secure, which already provides a ‘Super Safe Boost’ security package to Talk Talk’s broadband offering, said that the app will deliver a “complete solution” to protect devices, content and privacy.

It is based on F-Secure’s existing mobile security platform which provides anti-virus features, safe browsing, parental controls, call/SMS filtering and anti-theft options.

TalkTalk Mobile director Dan Meader said: “As a trusted provider of internet services to our broadband customers, with our Super Safe Boost, provided by F-Secure, and TalkTalk’s unique HomeSafe filtering solution being used in more than a million British homes, the next logical step is for us to extend our leadership in online safety to our mobile customers.”

F-Secure UK & Ireland managing director Allen Scott (pictured) added: “Consumers are using their smartphones just as much, if not more, than their PCs and Macs now. As a result, they are looking to their mobile provider to ensure that their mobile experience is safe and secure. TalkTalk is well positioned to capitalise on this market need using MobileSafe.”