McAfee has announced that McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee VirusScan Mobile Enterprise Edition are now available for the Windows Mobile 5.0 platform. The announcement broadens the scope of platforms protected by McAfee´s mobile security software, and helps protect users of Windows Mobile 5.0 against the latest malware and attacks, including recent SMiShing attacks (phishing scams via SMS).
Mobile devices are the next frontier for hackers and virus writers. Mobile devices that access the Internet and receive or send text messages may be vulnerable to malware. Some devices, especially smartphones, can obtain viruses from downloading and installing an application. Mobile viruses can spread to contacts that users have stored on their mobile phones. In enterprises, these viruses can pose a serious threat to the network and can contribute to loss of service and productivity. McAfee VirusScan Mobile helps prevent the unintentional sending of infected text messages, and/or e-mail attachments to friends, family and co-workers.
McAfee VirusScan Mobile and McAfee VirusScan Mobile Enterprise Edition protect Windows Mobile 5.0 user devices from attacks via SMS, MMS, Bluetooth and other entry points. The software protects against the threats that originate from e-mail, instant messaging, internet downloads and Web surfing, automatically detecting and cleaning infected files before they can attack the device. Up-to-date protection is delivered as soon as threats are identified.
McAfee VirusScan Mobile automatically secures mobile devices; it scans and cleans files, e-mails, Internet downloads, text messages, and attachments. The McAfee subscription model ensures that devices can be protected as long as users own their phones. Always-on protection identifies and removes viruses, Trojans, worms, and other malicious applications without interrupting connections. The software detects malware at multiple entry and exit points, including e-mail, instant message attachments, Internet downloads, SMS, MMS, WiFi and Bluetooth.
When viruses, worms, Trojans, or other threats are found, inline cleaning automatically cleans the devices. Updates run silently in the background, ensuring that users are always protected from emerging and evolving security threats. MMS, SMS, and E-mail attachment scanning scans attachments as they are received or as they are sent. Future-proof protection is provided by scanning all file system access, regardless of entry method.