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McAfee to Offer Cingular Wireless Customers Mobile Anti-Virus Security Services
Posted on 28-Apr-2006 17:03 | Tags Filed under: News



McAfee, Inc. will offer Cingular Wireless customers mobile security solutions for business-oriented devices. McAfee provides mobile security solutions that are designed to prevent and protect against mobile threats and vulnerabilities. Its flagship product is McAfee VirusScan Mobile.

Under the terms of the agreement, McAfee VirusScan Mobile will be available to Cingular customers for download to their Symbian Series 60, Microsoft Windows Mobile Pocket PC or Smartphone wireless devices.

Individuals will be able to purchase a one-year subscription for US$29.99 from McAfee through Cingular's MediaNet Web portal. The subscription includes automatic, over-the-air updates against any newly discovered mobile viruses and threats.

The security company says mobile malware (viruses, Trojans, and other threats) has been tracked since 2004 by McAfee's AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team) Labs. It has appeared on smartphones that can access the Internet-as well as feature phones, mobile devices that do not have Internet access and are used largely to make phone calls. In the case of feature phones, rather than being vulnerable to viruses or Trojans, hackers have exploited vulnerabilities resulting from poorly written software code. (In this instance, the most common damage has been denial of service attacks.)

McAfee notes that its McAfee VirusScan Mobile software provides scanning, detection and cleaning of mobile data to prevent corruption due to viruses, worms, spyware, malware, and other technology abuses. It protects devices against the threats that originate from e-mail, instant messaging, and Internet downloads, and protects multiple entry points including SMS, MMS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

Up-to-date protection is delivered as soon as threats are identified through McAfee's research organization, AVERT.






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