Websense, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN), a global leader in web security and web filtering productivity software, today announced that Mark Fogel, vice president for Websense(R) Wireless, a Division of Websense, Inc., will be giving a presentation on Emerging Security & Web Content Threats in 3G at the third annual QuEST Forum (Quality Excellence for Suppliers of Telecommunications) EMEA Conference in Warsaw, Poland, June 13-14, 2006.
QuEST Forum is a worldwide forum for cooperation and communication between telecom service providers, suppliers and liaison organizations. The organization began in 1996 when a group of leading telecommunications service providers initiated an effort to establish better quality requirements for the industry.
Wireless handheld subscribers can now do many of the same online activities with their portable devices as they are able to do with PCs. Handheld internet access introduces the same issues as PC-based web surfing, including unfettered access to adult content and other inappropriate websites. Blocking adult, violent, tasteless and other undesirable web content is a primary concern of parents buying next-generation data enabled phones for their children.
Additionally, with nearly 200 wireless viruses reported in the last two years, mobile devices are becoming the latest attack vector for online criminals. This problem is growing exponentially as the penetration of data-enabled handsets increases and more malware is being produced to specifically target these devices.
Current regulatory and legislative requirements place a high priority on protecting wireless subscribers and networks. This presentation will discuss the current security and web content threats in 3G networks and the technologies available to block access to undesirable web content, mitigate online attacks, and secure wireless handheld devices.
For more information on the QuEST Forum please visit www.questforum.org