Avast launches Android version Secure Browser


Czech based Multinational Cybersecurity firm Avast has made an official announcement yesterday that it’s Avast Secure Browser which is an encrypted browser for Android OS users is now commercially available. Thus, with the latest declaration, we can conclude that the company will now support mobile platforms beyond Windows and Mac versions with desktop software.

Technically speaking, after acquiring Tenta in 2019, Avast began its approach to gaining business from mobile platforms. With ‘Secure Browser’ the company offers an encryption filled browser that has an AES 256 and ChaCha 256 bit support along with TLS/SSL Cryptographic Protocols for data transmission.

As Avast offers DNS over TLS and DNSSEC along with Decentralized DNS Support, the users of Avast Secure Browser can rest assured that their device DNS Requests are always kept private and secure.

Additional security features include a dedicated VPN which encrypts all inbound and outbound connections to the VPN Location. An encrypted media vault and an Adblocker to improve website load-time along with the feature of Anti-Tracking which keeps advertisers and government-funded snooping eyes at bay.

As there has been an increase in the use of mobile devices, Avast is looking to tap this business to the core. So, it plans to release a similar version of the encrypted form of the web browser to iOS users by the end of this year.

Currently, Windows 10, 8, 7 and macOS users along with Android can use the Avast Secure Browser.

Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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