Comodo Integrates Skyhook Wireless Location Technology into Android Anti-Theft App

Virtual-Strategy Magazine Apr 09, 2013 Back to press

Skyhook’s hybrid location system is embedded on newly launched theft recovery solution

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 hybrid location platform into Comodo’s Anti-Theft app for Android devices.

Comodo’s Anti-Theft 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.”

Comodo Anti-Theft for Android is free and available for download at: https://m.comodo.com/ and the Play Store. Skyhook provides an SDK for developers across most platforms and can be downloaded here.

About Skyhook Wireless, Inc.
Skyhook Wireless, Inc. is the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and location intelligence. In 2003, Skyhook pioneered the development of the Wi-Fi Positioning System to provide precise and reliable location results around the globe. Today, Skyhook's Precision Location service is used by tens of millions of consumer mobile devices and applications around the world. For more information visit www.skyhookwireless.com.

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