F-Secure debuts mobile firewall

By | November 20, 2006

Security firm F-Secure has expanded its mobile security suite with an integrate antivirus and firewall solution for Symbian S60 mobile devices. The latest release features a firewall to guard against mobile malware threats and intrusion attempts.

According to F-Secure, the addition of a firewall is necessary to increase the level of protection available for smartphones and multimedia computers since more devices now have Wi-Fi connectivity which helps end-users to take full advantage of rich internet experiences.

Kimmo Alkio, President and CEO at F-Secure said: “The actions of smartphone operating system vendors such as Symbian have increased the general security level in smartphones against mobile viruses. These actions are a good start but do not provide an answer to threats such as public network intrusions.”

“Our product development for mobile security continues apace and introducing a firewall to the product is a logical step that finds its analogy in F-Secure’s PC products. The added firewall feature is important as most new smartphones have access to wireless public networks available for example at airports and other public places. People should realize that smartphones too can also be attacked through a Wi-Fi connection and not only by mobile viruses.”

F-Secure Mobile Security will be available at the price of Ђ34, 95. A free 30-day trial of F-Secure Mobile Security is available in the F-Secure Mobile Portal.

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