SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - November 14, 2016) - Worldwide mobile device maker Huawei is taking mobile security up a notch in the latest release of its popular Emotional User Interface (EMUI) custom operating system. Huawei has partnered with Trustlook, a next generation mobile security company based in Silicon Valley, to embed Trustlook's antivirus engine in all devices running EMUI 5.0. This includes the newly released Huawei Mate 9 and Mate 9 Pro, as well as all Huawei devices that are upgraded to EMUI 5.0.
"We're excited to partner with Trustlook to bring enhanced security to Huawei users," said Yanyan Ji, Vice President of Marketing for Huawei Device USA. "Trustlook is a worldwide leader in mobile security, and they are uniquely equipped to address the mobile security concerns of our users."
Huawei is now the world's number three smartphone brand, behind only Samsung and Apple. The company consistently produces high-end smartphone devices which include the consumer-friendly Emotional User Interface. Now, through its partnership with Trustlook, select Huawei customers are automatically protected against malware without needing a separate security app.
"We are thrilled that Huawei is using our next-generation behavior based sandbox technologies to protect their users' mobile behavior," said Allan Zhang, founder and CEO of Trustlook. "We look forward to working with Huawei on additional security projects as they continue to expand internationally and develop their technology."
The timing of the Trustlook partnership is perfect for Huawei customers, as the demand for mobile threat protection has never been stronger. In the third quarter of this year there were 642,217 different malware strains discovered, which is a 54 percent increase compared to the same period last year. The number is expected to grow significantly throughout the rest of 2016 and into 2017.
Trustlook's products protect more than 300M users globally through its integration with leading apps and device manufacturers, as well as its downloadable security offerings from the Google Play store. Trustlook's technology significantly reduces the threat vulnerability window through advanced machine learning and behavioral analysis.
About Trustlook Inc.
Trustlook (www.trustlook.com) is a global leader in next-generation mobile device security with solutions that find more vulnerabilities sooner than any other to provide the industry's smallest vulnerability window. The innovative Trustlook Mobile Security-as-a-Service (MSaaS) cloud platform and Sentinel on-device platform deliver the performance and scalability needed to provide total threat protection against viruses, spyware, phishing, ID theft, data loss, snooping and other forms of attack. Trustlook's solutions protect users from both known and zero-day threats by examining over 20,000 new and updated applications every day for malware and malicious behavior. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Jose and managed by leading security experts from Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Google and Yahoo.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Their aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better-connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing. Huawei's 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises, and consumers. Their innovative ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than one-third of the world's population.