McAfee WaveSecure is a back up and security suite for Android phones. It will secure your mobile device and personal data in case of loss or theft by tracking and locating it. This application will prevent misusing your device and wiping out all the data. WaveSecure has an easy to use UI and you don’t need to access it often, it will function silently in the background.
One has to add his/her phone number while installing it and which will get verified. You will also need to add a ‘buddy number’, that is contact numbers of people whom you want to get notified if the device got stolen and inserted a new SIM card. It’s a pretty good function, as when someone inserted a new SIM card, it will automatically send SMS alert to those on your ‘buddy list’. This way you can track your device. You can customize the message as well as the buddy numbers.
Additionally WaveSecure will lock all your personal data such as contacts, SMS and call logs once a new SIM card is inserted. You can access and restore the backed up data anytime by logging-in to the WaveSecure site. In term of security a very valuable feature is the ability to remotely control your phone. In case you lost your phone, you can log-in your WaveSecure account and completely wipe the data off your phone and lock your device. And you can easily track your phone on a map.
- Easy to use – The online console and app UI are pretty easy to use and respond quickly.
- Supports Tablets – It supports all Android powered tablets, but since tablets doesn’t have SMS, some feature won’t be available.
- Trial function – Users can download the 7 days trial version and see how it works before buying the 1 year subscription.
- Root support – McAfee built WaveSecure as a system app. And it can protect your device even if a geeky thief try to wipe all your data.
- Multiple device function not allowed – Only one device can be accessed by the online console.
- Limited SMS support – Device can be remotely locked using buddy number feature but the other functions won’t be available if the device is not connected to internet.
With the trust from world’s largest dedicated security company, McAfee WaveSecure wouldn’t disappoint you if you are looking for a pretty good app which will back up your personal data and provide better security. It offers a 7 days trial and later you have to pay
$19.99 for one year