Posted by Eric Leist
Skyhook's hybrid location system is embedded on newly launched theft recovery solution
Boston, MA - April 9, 2013 - Skyhook Wireless Inc., (Skyhook) the global leader in location positioning, context and intelligence, and Comodo, a leading Internet security provider, today announced a partnership to integrate Skyhook's Precision Location into Comodo's Anti-Theft app for Android devices.
Comodo's Anti-Theft app for Android is a new service that enables customers to remotely locate, lock and recover a lost or stolen Android smartphone or tablet. The app contains innovative features, including an ability to remotely capture and upload photos of whoever is operating the missing device to aid authorities in their recovery efforts and also in identifying the thief. Designed to address the security, monitoring and management needs of users with limited time and IT support, Comodo's new Anti-Theft app further extends the depth and reach of Comodo's award-winning Internet Security Software Suite of services.
“Comodo selected Skyhook's leading hybrid location service because of its precision, speed and power efficiency, all of which are critical to Comodo in our mission to locate, track and recover lost or stolen devices,” said Melih Abdulhayoglu, Comodo's CEO and chief security architect. “With the ever-increasing number of mobile devices and the sensitive information they contain, the need for protection is more important than ever. Accurate and reliable location information is critical to that protection equation and our partnership with Skyhook ensures that our customers know their devices are protected with the best location technology available today,” said Abdulhayoglu.
“Skyhook is delighted to partner with Comodo,” added Ronda Billings Morra, Skyhook's director of marketing. “Comodo, is bringing a compelling security and protection solution to the market and we are proud to be part of their solution.”
Skyhook is a worldwide leader in location. Skyhook created and operates the most advanced global first party location network in the world today. Everyday Skyhook powers tens of trillions of location requests and location-based context requests around the world for adtech, publishers, devices, apps, wearables, media, mobile device management, digital rights management, device recovery and more. Skyhook is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Broadband Corporation. To learn more about Skyhook, please visit www.skyhook.com.
Comodo is a leading Internet security provider. With U.S. Headquarters in New Jersey and global resources in UK, China, India, Ukraine, and Romania, Comodo provides businesses and consumers worldwide with security services, including SSL certificates, PCI scanning, desktop security, and remote PC support. Securing online transactions for more than 200,000 businesses, and with more than 35 million desktop security software installations, including an award-winning firewall and antivirus software, Comodo is Creating Trust Online. To learn more, visit: www.comodo.com