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F-Secure Brings Anti-Theft To Windows Mobile Users

F-Secure brings a new version of its leading smartphone security solution for Windows Mobile, introducing an advanced anti-theft feature that includes easy remote locking and wiping of confidential data if the phone is lost or stolen.
  • 17 June, 2009 14:14

<p>Each year more than 200,000 mobile phones are reported lost or stolen in Australia. This equates to 4,000 each week or one mobile handset every three minutes. At the same time, more and more people and businesses are using sophisticated smartphones that contain highly confidential messages and pictures, banking details, e-mails and business projects. Protecting smartphones against loss and infection by mobile malware is therefore more important than ever.</p>
<p>F-Secure Mobile Security and its new advanced anti-theft feature is available on June 24 for Windows Mobile phone users. The anti-theft feature includes remote lock, remote wipe and theft control functionalities. The remote lock can be used to lock the device to protect confidential information quickly and easily with a single SMS message. The theft control feature activates when the SIM card is changed by locking the device. As an ultimate safety measure to prevent misuse, it is possible to erase all the data on the phone with the remote wipe by sending an SMS message.</p>
<p>Indi Siriniwasa, Sales Director, F-Secure Australia and New Zealand, says: “Losing the personal and confidential data on a smartphone is a security issue for the phone's owner. By adding the antitheft feature to F-Secure Mobile Security we wanted to provide an easy and fast way to remote lock and wipe a phone in case it is lost or stolen. Antitheft is natural addition to our Mobile Security solution, which is already known of its award winning anti-virus and firewall features.”</p>
<p>F-Secure Mobile Security enables smartphone users to enjoy the full potential of their devices, safeguarding data even in the unfortunate event that the phone is lost or stolen. It seamlessly combines real-time antivirus and antispyware protection with a customisable firewall to make the phone completely safe.</p>
<p>F-Secure Mobile Security 5 with Antitheft is available for Windows Mobile from June 24 and is already available for S60 3rd and 5th edition smartphones through the F-Secure eStore ( <http:> ). The F-Secure Mobile Security portal is available at</http:></p>
<p>* Statistics from the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)</p>
<p>About F-Secure Corporation</p>
<p>Innovation, reliability and speed of response – these are the qualities that have made F-Secure one of the world’s leading IT security providers since the company was founded in 1988. Today F-Secure’s award-winning and easy-to-use products are trusted in millions of homes and businesses around the world. We provide powerful real-time protection that works quietly and smoothly in the background, so computer and smartphone users can enjoy the benefits of connected life to the full. F-Secure’s solutions are available as a service subscription through more than 180 Internet service providers and mobile operator partners around the world, making F-Secure the global leader in this market. F-Secure has been listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd since 1999. The company has consistently been one of the fastest growing publicly listed companies in the industry. The latest news on real-time virus threat scenarios is available at the F-Secure Data Security Lab weblog at</p>

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