mcafee and sony ericsson partner to deliver mobile security for p990i and m600i

By | February 6, 2006

McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE), the leader in Intrusion Prevention and Risk Management solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Sony Ericsson, a leader in mobile communications, to provide mobile security solutions on Sony Ericsson´s new P990i smartphone and M600i. McAfee® VirusScan® Mobile and McAfee Firewall Mobile will be included with the Sony Ericsson phones that offer robust and versatile communications features including Internet access, email, and video conferencing.

“We are very excited to work with Sony Ericsson to provide their leading and innovative handsets with important security capabilities,” said Victor Kouznetsov, Senior Vice President, McAfee Mobile. “McAfee has seen increasing instances of mobile malware, and we applaud Sony Ericsson´s efforts to proactively protect consumers before mobile threats become commonplace.”

“We selected McAfee to provide customers with even greater security protection on the P990i and M600i because of its pioneering work in the mobile security sector,” said Brendan Press, Head of Enterprise Marketing, Sony Ericsson. “We are increasingly working with partners to provide solutions that empower the workforce. It is imperative that these solutions are supported by the best security products available.”

McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee Firewall Mobile will be included with Sony Ericsson´s P990i and M600i phones and available to users via a free 30-day trial with the option to renew on an annual basis. McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee Firewall Mobile are individually priced at $29.99 or the combined suite can be purchased for $39.99 per annual subscription.

McAfee VirusScan Mobile is the only product designed from the ground-up for mobile protection. It provides advanced scanning, detection and cleaning of mobile data to prevent corruption due to viruses, worms, spyware, malware, and other technology abuses. VirusScan Mobile protects devices against the threats that originate from email, 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 leading research organisation, AVERT®.

McAfee Firewall Mobile provides protection against hackers and data-stealing applications, monitoring both inbound and outbound communication for malicious behaviour.

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