Smartphone Security Provider Lookout Raises $11 Million

As the mobile web increasingly looks a lot more like the PC-based one, companies like Lookout are hoping to make a name for themselves in providing security from hacks on users’ smartphones. The San Francisco company has raised an $11 million second round.

Aside from promising to block mobile viruses and malware, Lookout’s cloud-based app also covers data loss and theft of the phone itself. Lookout, previously known as consulting firm called Flexilis, is available is on across some 400 mobile networks in 170 countries.

In conjunction with the funding, Lookout has also made a few executive additions. Joseph Ansanelli, former CEO and co-founder of Vontu, has been named as chairman of Lookout’s board. Also, Chris Jones was added as VP of product management. He was formerly senior director of portfolio product management at Symantec. Lastly, Julie Herendeen, previously vice president of network products and advertising solutions for Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO), has been named VP of marketing.