WM Partners with Adaptive for Security Solution

WM-data, a LogicaCMG company, has announced a partnership with AdaptiveMobile, which provides mobile usage protection and mobile security software. The partnership offers network operators a mobile security package that includes filters for Web/WAP, MMS, SMS and email, and a complete handset virus recovery product portfolio.
WM-data will market and sell AdaptiveMobiles product portfolio, and provide deployment and support services, while AdaptiveMobile will assume responsibility for design, product maintenance and the technical solution.
AdaptiveMobile provides unified mobile customer protection across all mobile technologies, security threats and media types. This includes protection against illegal or inappropriate content, viruses and malware, unsolicited messaging, and unauthorised communications. It enables mobile operators to offer parental controls to protect minors, and to extend corporate security policies through to mobile assets. It works across all mobile services (WAP, SMS, MMS, email), all forms of access (mobile, including GPRS and 3G mobile, wi-fi, WiMax) and for all media, including mobile Internet, text, images, music, voice and video.
Its clear from regulatory bodies and other interested parties that more demands are going to be placed on service providers says AdaptiveMobile CEO Lorcan Burke. Our network security services infrastructure is a platform that enables security policies to be applied to all services, reducing the opex, increasing flexibility, and enabling new, revenue-generating services such as parental controls and age verification.”
Johan Bergh, Managing Director of WM-datas Swedish Telecom Division, points out that as communication becomes increasingly mobile, there is more demand for protection of sensitive information and that the European Union is investigating legislation in this area.
It is complicated for a telecom operator to integrate multiple solutions themselves, so by partnering with AdaptiveMobile we can offer them a competitive advantage in an environment where mobile security threats are increasing,” ays Bergh.
Both WM-data and AdaptiveMobile have a customer base that includes some of the worlds largest mobile telecom operators and service providers. The Swedish Telecom division of WM-data has already supplied more than 45 telecom operators worldwide with pre-paid administration solutions, and has vast experience in telecom billing. AdaptiveMobile has forged strategic partnerships with leading network infrastructure providers such as Cisco and HP, and has strong relationships with enterprise security companies such as Symantec, McAfee, Trend Micro, Sophos and Websense for anti-virus signatures, anti-spam and Internet categorisation filtering.