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January 23, 2008

F-Secure and Sony Ericsson Partner to Deliver Mobile Security for UIQ

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributing Editor

F-Secure Corporation, one of the global leaders in providing security as a service through mobile operators and Internet Service Providers, has launched a Mobile Security product for the UIQ platform.

F-Secure and Sony Ericsson (News - Alert) are partnering on supplying mobile security to Sony Ericsson’s smartphones and to begin with a trial version of the F-Secure Mobile Security 3.3 for UIQ would be available in selected Sony Ericsson (News - Alert) UIQ devices.
The companies will cooperate closely together in the area of mobile security to make sure that smartphones will continue to offer a safe and rich mobile computing experience.
Extremely versatile and highly connected computing devices Modern smartphones also need the same kind of protection that 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 F-Secure’s offering of award-winning solutions for the most popular platforms in the rapidly growing smartphone market.
 “We are very proud and happy about the UIQ product and the co-operation,” Samu Konttinen, Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit, F-Secure said in a press release.
“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.”
Founded in 1988, and headquartered in Finland, F-Secure Corporation protects consumers and businesses against computer viruses and other threats from the Internet and mobile networks.
F-Secure’s solutions are available as a service subscription through more than 160 Internet service provider and mobile operator partners around the world, making F-Secure the global leader in this market.
Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To see more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.
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