How many time’s has it happened that you lost your phone along with confidential (or not) data including contact’s, calendar entries, notes, etc..?
Fortunately it never happened with me as well! However, i have had some close calls and once (almost) lost my phone. My point is, theft is unavoidable and so is data loss, you never know when & where you’r going to loose your device and along with that the important data stored. What bothers even more is the chances of your information ending up in the wrong hands. If you agree with me on this and the fact that protecting your mobile phone, more importantly the data, from being stolen and misused then, you will certainly love WaveSecure!
WaveSecure, product of tenCube (Acquired by McAfee), is a mobile application available for mobile devices running Symbian, Google Android, Blackberry (Not available for Blackberry Torch), Windows Mobile and Java (yeah, luckily!). It keeps your mobile phone as well as the data safe by running silently in the background, providing you a kind of insurance against any unforeseen theft/data loss! WaveSecure Remotely locks down your device, automatically backs up your data from your phone on the web and locates your phone showing an approximate location on a map.
WaveSecure has an installation size of approx 600 Kb (Tested on Nokia 5230) and installs on the phone memory itself. Other than the core application, no other extra component is installed. Once installed, running the application for the first time, it does initial setup involving setting a new PIN code (Password but only in digits) and contact number of a trusted person, after which the home-screen is shown with various options viz. Secure Phone, Tracking, BackUp Data, Media Upload and Settings. The functions are self explanatory and each one does it’s task efficiently and effectively. WaveSecure is a versatile mobile application that serves multiple purposes.
It not only acts as a saviour of your mobile phone but also keeps your data backed up on its servers and that too automatically! Amazing, isn’t it. I stumbled upon this mobile application accidentally and am glad that i installed it straight away. Since, the time i installed this application, life has been much easier for me. I, no more back up my contacts, calender entries, notes, etc via Nokia PC Suite on desktop computer, everything is now backed up by WaveSecure online automatically. Moreover, the location tracking feature of WaveSecure is pretty awesome, just visit the web version of WaveSecure and get the approximate location of your device on the map! All in all i really really loved this application and is recommended to all the mobile phone users who are concerned about the safety of their data. Everything being said, there are things that i didn’t like about WaveSecure mobile application:
- The application sends some type of International sms (maybe to its servers for activation/deactivation) both while installing and removing it, which costed me Rs. 5 each time. WaveSecure should have mentioned this while installing the application.
- Some options like Securing the mobile phone, location tracking from the application itself seemed to be useless (Why would i want to track my own location when the mobile is with me?).
Other than the above mentioned minor problems, i found WaveSecure to be a “Must Have” application for you mobile phone, be it a Symbian, Android, Blackberry, Windows or even a Java running device.
A single licensed copy of WaveSecure comes with a price tag of $ 19.90 valid for 1 year. However, before buying (which i strongly suggest) you can download the latest trail version of WaveSecure for your mobile phone via the official website of WaveSecure here.
NOTE: Specific models of Nokia (In India) come bundled with WaveSecure, if your mobile device had one then follow this link to get FREE licensed copy of WaveSecure. And also since the JAVA version is in testing phase, a free 1 year licensed copy can be downloaded for FREE!!
Giveaway: Free Licensed Copies of WaveSecure
Now that you are aware of the importance of keeping your data safe and the role played by WaveSecure in doing so. I, in order to encourage mobile phone users to keep their phone and data safe, am distributing 5 FREE complimentary licenses of WaveSecure to select readers worth $ 99.5 (in total)! In order to win a FREE 1 year license of WaveSecure all you need to do is follow the below mentioned steps and give your luck a chance!
- Tweet about this post by logging into your account and tweeting
"Win #Free 1 Year License Of #WaveSecure (Mobile Tracking & Backup) Worth $19.90: http://goo.gl/fb/BYXBt - @Paritoshbh"(OPTIONAL – But I’ll love it if you do!)
- Subscribe (and verifying) to the email feed of TechVorm (for more such giveaways) by entering your email address in the grey box below.
- Leave a comment stating an answer to “Why should you win a license to WaveSecure?” as well as your twitter id (DONT FORGET THIS).
The last date to submit your entry is 23rd September, 2010 (GMT) and the 5 lucky winners will be announced here on 25th September, 2010.
All the best to the participants!!!
UPDATE: There were 8 participants (Yeah, less competition for you guys! But a dud giveaway for us.) and the 5 lucky winners have been choosen via Random.Org. Congratulations to vhick, Shari, Andreas Tillman, Tapan Bhanot and aniruddha pathak. All of you have won a 1 Year subscription of WaveSecure worth $ 19.90! The license keys will be emailed to winners soon and in case there are any changes in email address please leave a comment below.