Wednesday, February 10, 2010

AdaptiveMobile, Nigerian operator enter security deal

Dublin-based AdaptiveMobile has finalized plans to partner one of the nation’s telecommunication operators on mobile security.

The chief executive officer, AdaptiveMobile, Mr. Brain Collins gave this indication in a press statement made available to ITRealms Online, weekend.

Mr. Collins was quoted as saying that the official announcement slated for next week in Barcelona, Spain during the 2010 Mobile World Congress, would also witness the presence of the Vice President, Marketing, Mr. Simeon Coney.

According to him, AdaptiveMobile works with the world’s biggest operators and protects 400,000,000 mobile subscribers, that is, about 10 per cent of the global mobile market.

There would be a ‘talk through’ on a major deal with a large Nigerian operator name to be announced at the show and discuss what they mean for each operator’s subscribers

Additionally, Mr. Collins is expected to give an overview of the latest and emerging mobile security threats targeting consumers and enterprise users and where those threats originate from.

“Discuss the contentious issue of parental control - how AdaptiveMobile’s technology is enabling operators to let parents set controls on what their children send/receive/browse,” part of the statement highlighted.

Collins would equally talk about the wider issues of the ‘clean internet’ and impact of the rise of smartphones and mobile computing on unsolicited content, the growing threat of mobile spyware, what it could mean for personal and enterprise security and what could be done to combat it. 

A hands-on demonstrations of how parents could use technology to protect their children from inappropriate content on across Short Message Service (SMS), Multimedia Service (MMS), electronic mail (Email), Web and Voice.

“The security implications of mobile spyware – see how a simple, invisible application can allow third-part access to a handset,” Collins was quoted as saying.

AdaptiveMobile is an acclaimed leader in mobile internet security market, with over 400 million mobile subscribers under protection worldwide.

The company provides a suite of security products that protect mobile operators and their subscribers with policy based content control, anti-virus, anti-spam and security management for parents, consumers and enterprise customers.

Though headquartered in Dublin AdaptiveMobile has offices in North America, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. 

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