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F-Secure and Sony Ericsson partner to deliver Mobile Security for UIQ

  • 24 January, 2008 18:30

<p>F-Secure Corporation, the global leader in providing security as a service through mobile operators and Internet Service Providers, is today announcing the availability of its Mobile Security product for the UIQ platform. F-Secure and Sony Ericsson are partnering on
supplying mobile security to Sony Ericsson's smartphones.</p>
<p>A trial version of the F-Secure Mobile Security(TM) 3.3 for UIQ will be
available in selected Sony Ericsson UIQ devices. The companies will
co-operate closely together in the area of mobile security to make sure that
smartphones will continue to offer a safe and rich mobile computing
experience.</p>
<p>As modern smartphones are extremely versatile and highly connected computing
devices, they need the same kind of protection as PCs do. The F-Secure
Mobile Security 3.3 for UIQ combines an integrated antivirus and firewall.
With similar solutions already available for S60 and Windows Mobile it
completes the F-Secure offering of award-winning solutions for the most
popular platforms in the rapidly growing smartphone market. The growing
PC-like usage of smartphones will drive the services of the mobile internet
and it is important for the industry now to put in place safeguards that will
prevent a similar development of the threat situation as has been seen with
PCs.</p>
<p>"We are very proud and happy about the UIQ product and the co-operation. Our
complete mobile product range will enable us to continue our leadership in
the area of mobile security. We have seen increasing demand for mobile
security solutions also from mobile operators, who want to offer their
customers a secure user experience in all situations and on all platforms. We
have products for all the major open smartphone platforms at the moment, and
we will continue to expand our security solutions offering to meet the
growing needs in the market", says Samu Konttinen, Vice President, Mobile
Solutions Business Unit, F-Secure.</p>
<p>For further information about F-Secure solutions, please go to:
www.f-secure.com</p>
<p>About F-Secure Corporation</p>
<p>F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer
viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks. F-Secure's
award-winning solutions are available as a service subscription through more
than 160 Internet service providers and mobile operator partners around the
world, making F-Secure the global leader in this market. The solutions are
also available as licensed products through thousands of resellers globally.
The company aspires to be the most reliable security provider, helping to
make computer and smartphone users' connected lives safe and easy. This is
substantiated by the company's independently proven ability to respond faster
to new threats than its main competitors. Founded in 1988 and headquartered
in Finland, F-Secure has been listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Helsinki
since 1999. The company has consistently been one of the fastest growing
publicly listed companies in the industry. The latest news on real-time virus
threat scenarios is available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at
http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/.</p>

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