September 2, 2010 | Bratislava | Press Releases

ESET Releases Mobile Security for Symbian and Windows Mobile Smartphones

ESET, the leader in proactive threat protection, today announced the release of  ESET Mobile Security.  Built for Smartphones and Pocket-PCs running Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems, it delivers unparalleled data security and protection against emerging threats.


According to Gartner research company, in the first quarter of 2010, 54.3 million of smartphones have been sold worldwide. More than half of those run Symbian or Windows Mobile OS.


After extensive public testing, we are confident that we have released a cutting-edge product for Symbian and Windows Mobile users“, says  Michal Vidoman, Mobile Security specialist at ESET’s Global headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia.  “Smartphones are under threat as are PCs, there have been many reports of rogue applications that use social engineering to gain access into your phone. If the infiltration is successful, they send text messages or make calls to toll numbers. There have been reports of spying applications as well,” details threats to mobile devices Juraj Malcho, head of ESET’s Virus Lab. “With ESET Mobile Security, your money and privacy is protected,” he adds.


Immediately after the release, ESET Mobile Security will be available in English version. Additional languages will follow in the coming months.


Screenshot of ESET Mobile Security

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ESET Mobile Security Key Features:


Anti-Theft - Prevents  unauthorized access to your data in case of device loss or theft.
Remote Wipe - Deletes all vulnerable data (contacts, messages and removable memory media) in case of emergency, using a simple SMS command.
SIM Matching - Allows specified SIM cards to receive notification in case of an unauthorized SIM insertion, including the card’s telephone number, IMSI and IMEI.
Password Protection - Safeguards mobile devices against unauthorized uninstall or modifications of security software
Security Audit - Tells the user in a convenient and easy way, what is the current security status of the device – whether there is a potential security risk.
SMS and MMS Antispam - Allows user to define trustworthy contacts via customizable black or whitelist or simply block unknown numbers.
Firewall - Monitors all incoming and outgoing communications based on custom rules.


Additionaly, ESET Mobile Security brings the following benefits to users on the go:


Proactive Detection - The optimized heuristics of the ESET scanning engine ensures protection from current and emerging threats.
Quarantine - An option either to delete threats right away or isolate them, with the Restore feature.
Broad Scanning Options - Scanning and cleaning of the device’s integral memory as well as removable memory cards. It is also possible to check memory running processes. All files incoming or leaving via wireless connections are scanned for infiltrations.
Automatic Virus Database Updates - Provides protection against most recent mobile security threats. The user can schedule the delivery of updates on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

More information about the product can be found at www.esetmobilesecurity.eu .

About ESET

Founded in 1992, ESET is a global provider of security solutions for the home and business segment. The industry leader in proactive malware detection, ESET NOD32 Antivirus holds the world record for the number of Virus Bulletin "VB100 Awards," never to have missed a single “In-the-Wild” worm or virus since the inception of testing in 1998.
ESET has headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia and offices in San Diego, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Prague, Czech Republic, and an extensive partner network in 180 countries. In 2008, ESET has opened a new research center in Krakow, Poland. ESET was named by Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 as one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the region of Europe, Middle East and Africa.