Product Releases

Security Software Protects Blackberry Users

Tue, 11/14/2006 - 11:38am
SMobile Systems, announces that its mobile anti-virus solution for BlackBerry offers immediate protection against many of the vulnerabilities exposed by the BBProxy security tools, which will be released to the public today by Jesse D'Aguanno, a consultant with risk management firm Praetorian Global. SMobile's VirusGuard for Blackberry, provides broad detection and protection of new malware threats to Blackberry, including the specific malware attack demonstrated by D'Aguanno at the recent DEFCON hacker convention in Las Vegas.

SMobile's VirusGuard for BlackBerry is currently the only anti-virus solution for BlackBerry available on the market. VirusGuard stops malware and other threats at the handset — so users can continue to access the full functionality of their BlackBerry devices. In contrast, security measures instituted at the corporate network level typically require IT administrators to enforce strict device capability limitations, such as prohibiting the downloading of third-party applications onto the device. This potentially blocks users' access to key applications that would otherwise improve job performance and increase productivity.

"The threat level to mobile phones is hotly debated, but it's hard to ignore the increasing number of viruses and other intrusions facing mobile devices around the world — particularly when critical business information is at stake," said Neil Book, President of SMobile Systems. "By working closely with wireless operators, device manufacturers, and enterprises around the world, SMobile can deliver a solution to protect millions of BlackBerry users, without limiting the full Blackberry experience."


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