Nod32 makers releases mobile security for Symbian, WinMo

By on September 7, 2010
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ESET Mobile Security features password protection, antispam, remote wipe and virus database updates.

Press release:
ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the release of  ESET Mobile Security.  Built for Smartphones and Pocket-PCs running Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems, it delivers unparalleled data security and protection against emerging threats.

According to Gartner research company, in the first quarter of 2010, 27 millions of smartphones have been sold worldwide. More than half of those run Symbian or Windows Mobile OS.

“After extensive public testing, we are confident that we have released a cutting-edge product for Symbian and Windows Mobile users“, says  Michal Vidoman, Mobile Security specialist at ESET’s Global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia.  “Smartphones are under threat as are PCs, there have been many reports of rogue applications that use social engineering to gain access into your phone. If the infiltration is successful, they send text messages or make calls to toll numbers. There have been reports of spying applications as well,” details threats to mobile devices Juraj Malcho, head of ESET’s Virus Lab. “With ESET Mobile Security, your money and privacy is protected,” he adds.

Immediately after the release, ESET Mobile Security will be available in English version. Additional languages will follow in the coming months.

ESET Mobile Security Key Features:
Anti-Theft — Prevents  unauthorized access to your data in case of device loss or theft.
Remote Wipe ̶  Deletes all vulnerable data (contacts, messages and removable memory media) in case of emergency, using a simple SMS command.
SIM Matching ̶   Allows specified SIM cards to receive notification in case of an unauthorized SIM insertion, including the card’s telephone number, IMSI and IMEI.
Password Protection — Safeguards mobile devices against unauthorized uninstall or modifications of security software
Security Audit —  Tells the user in a convenient and easy way, what is the current security status of the device – whether there is a potential security risk.
SMS and MMS Antispam — Allows user to define trustworthy contacts via customizable black or whitelist or simply block unknown numbers.
Firewall – Monitors all incoming and outgoing communications based on custom rules.

Additionaly, ESET Mobile Security brings the following benefits to users on the go:
Proactive Detection ̶  The optimized heuristics of the ESET scanning engine ensures protection from current and emerging threats.
Quarantine  ̶   An option either to delete threats right away or isolate them, with the Restore feature.
Broad Scanning Options ̶   Scanning and cleaning of the device’s integral memory as well as removable memory cards. It is also possible to check memory running processes. All files incoming or leaving via wireless connections are scanned for infiltrations.
Automatic Virus Database Updates ̶  Provides protection against most recent mobile security threats. The user can schedule the delivery of updates on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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