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Nokia and Symantec to Collaborate in Security for Series 60
Posted on 6-Oct-2005 04:38 | Tags Filed under: News



Nokia and Symantec have signed an agreement that enables Nokia to provide its Series 60 based smartphones with Symantec Mobile Security. Through this agreement, Nokia will be able to preload their Series 60 and Symbian OS based mobile devices with Symantec's mobile security solutions.

As smartphone purchasing and usage become more prolific Nokia and Symantec want to offer security solutions that will help protect personal information, such as contact databases, stored on smartphones in addition to connected networks.

"Mobile devices are changing the way consumers and businesses live and work," said Sarah Hicks, Vice President of mobile and wireless solutions, Symantec Corp. "As more and more data, including financial and personal details, are being stored on mobile devices, they are increasingly at risk to malware threats. This agreement with Symantec allows Nokia to provide key security features to the Series 60 Platform and Series 60 based smartphones."

Symantec has been working with Nokia for more than two years to develop mobile security technology and systems for mobile devices.

Symantec Mobile Security for Symbian OS is an integrated security client that protects smartphones from wireless threats. The software starts safeguarding a phone as soon as it is installed, automatically turning on virus protection and closing vulnerable ports. Symantec virus protection defends against viruses, worms, and Trojan horses, automatically removing any it finds.

The AutoProtect feature runs continuously in the background, watching for malicious code in SMS, EMS, MMS, HTTP, and email files. Users can also manually scan applications and file archives. Additionally, a built-in firewall blocks suspicious incoming and outgoing connection attempts on the phone's LAN/WAN connection. Symantec LiveUpdate Wireless technology makes it easy to stay protected against new threats by downloading software and protection updates over the wireless network.








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