In a move that seems targeted towards the corporate customers who just can’t dig the idea that a smartphone could be a malware-free device if you use it properly, Sony Ericsson and F-Secure announced a partnership agreement to “deliver mobile security for UIQ.” Under the deal, the Swedish-Japanese handset maker will preload latest version (that’s 3.3 at the moment of this writing) of F-Secure Mobile Security on select smartphones. F-Secure’s solution combines an integrated antivirus and firewall, allowing the suits to sleep better.
Again, it’s worth repeating – nothing bad could happen to you if you’re using any of the latest Symbian-based smartphones — whether it’s Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola or Samsung. All you have to do is read carefully for the security warnings and hit “No” when in doubt. It’s that easy… Full release follows after the jump.
PRESS RELEASE – 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.
A trial version of the F-Secure Mobile Security 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.
As modern smartphones are extremely versatile and highly connected computing devices, they need the same kind of protection as PC’s 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 PC’s.
“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.
The F-Secure Mobile Security 3.3 for UIQ will also be available for subscription through the F-Secure Mobile eStore.