F-Secure Unveils PSM 7

F-Secure will unveil its next-generation mobile security solution for mobile operators at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week, writes Eva McGarr. The latest version of F-Secure’s Protection Service for Mobile (PSM 7) enables operators to offer comprehensive protection and parental control for their customers’ mobile devices.

Mobile security is a growing concern as more people surf the internet with multiple devices. PSM makes internet browsing, social networking and mobile financial transactions safer by automatically identifying harmful web sites, as well as keeping children safe from inappropriate and dangerous web content. PSM also helps customers lock, locate and erase missing devices, as well as giving protection against harmful applications and viruses.

PSM supports multiple mobile platforms, and includes several customisable alternatives for operators to offer mobile security as a service to their customers. For operators, PSM introduces a one-to-one mobile messaging functionality from the operator directly to the customers. This new tool enables the operator to target customers with timely and relevant messages, providing a mobile up-selling and cross-selling tool in addition to increasing customer satisfaction through informative and useful messages.

“F-Secure has responded to important developments in the market,” says Samu Konttinen, executive VP sales and marketing at F-Secure. “For example, the increasingly popular Android tablet computers and smartphones often contain confidential information like photos and business documents which need to be protected from falling in the wrong hands. At the same time there is a clear need for parental control on the many mobile devices now used by children, as one in 10 web pages are not suitable for them. Thanks to the new generation of F-Secure’s mobile security solution, our operator partners’ customers can enjoy all their mobile devices to the full.”