F-Secure Anti-Theft Preinstalled on Selected Nokia Symbian^3 Smartphones
F-Secure is first to bring security software to Symbian^3 phones
Helsinki, Finland – October 5, 2010: F-Secure announced today that its Mobile Security and Anti-Theft for Mobile solutions are now available for mobile devices on the Symbian^3 platform. F-Secure Anti-Theft for mobile is currently among the most popular apps in the Ovi Store and has been selected by Nokia as a pre-installed 3rd party app for its new Symbian^3 models, such as the Nokia N8.
Patrik Sallner, VP F-Secure Mobile Business Unit, says: “We are proud to have our mobile solutions available for the exciting new Symbian^3 platform. Nokia’s decision to pre-install F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile on selected Symbian^3 models makes it possible for end users to prevent sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands.”
F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile is a free app for mobile users, which provides a highly effective way to protect the device if it is lost or stolen. A survey* commissioned by F-Secure in Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, UK and United States revealed that an average of 22% of respondents had lost their mobile phones and never got them back, with 15% saying they had been stolen. Anti-Theft makes it possible to remotely lock the phone or erase the data on the phone in case of loss. It can also provide the new number if the SIM card is changed. The new remote locator feature shows the phone's location on a map so that the user can track down a lost or stolen device easily.
F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile is available as a free stand-alone product, and as part of F-Secure Mobile Security 6 which offers a complete security package. The anti-virus, firewall and anti-spyware features included in the solution protect against all mobile viruses, spying tools, worms and trojans. Browsing Protection, the latest feature in F-Secure Mobile Security, identifies which websites are safe to enter and blocks harmful sites that try to spread malware or steal confidential information, such as banking details.
F-Secure Mobile Security will be available for Symbian^3 smartphones at the Nokia Ovi Store, the F-Secure website and through F-Secure’s mobile operator partners.
F-Secure Anti-Theft for Mobile will be available for Symbian^3 smartphones as a free download from Nokia’s Ovi Store and the F-Secure website www.f-secure.com/antitheft. Both applications are also available for the Android and Windows Mobile platforms.
*The survey was commissioned by F-Secure and conducted by Zoomerang in May 2010 in Finland, Germany, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, UK and United States with 1450 respondents.
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