AVG Protects Mobile Phones with New Security Platform
AVG Mobile Security BETA is available free to users
Millburn, N.J. - June 12, 2007 – GRISOFT, the developer of AVG Internet security software, today announced the latest addition to its growing security products portfolio, AVG Mobile Security. AVG Mobile Security is currently in the BETA testing stage, and available for free download from www.avg.com with a registration to a BETA portal, http://beta.grisoft.cz/beta/index.php?lang=2. The system currently protects Symbian UIQ 3.0 platform mobile phones, compatible with Sony Ericsson P990i, M600i and W950i devices and will be extended to protect additional mobile phones.
The new AVG Mobile Security features anti-virus and SMS anti-spam to protect against unwanted messages and advertising. It also includes advanced functions such as comprehensive system settings, planning and scanning exceptions that are offered with other AVG products.
The estimated number of mobile viruses and threats to mobile phones today is about 350 and continues to increase. According to recently published studies, the number of virus attacks on mobile phones rose fivefold within the last year, affecting customers of more than 80% of mobile operators worldwide. Thousands of mobile phones have been targets of successful attacks, resulting in disabled phones or high bills caused by unwanted messages and calls.
“As our first product for mobile phones, the new AVG Mobile Security platform was designed to help users keep their mobile communications secure at all times,” explains Larry Bridwell, VP Global Security Strategies at GRISOFT. “Hackers are now finding ways to access mobile phone data and we want to ensure that our users stay protected. We look forward to building upon this product and extending AVG’s comprehensive and unobtrusive security to protect as many mobile phones as possible.”
The new user group will be attached to forum that will be a portal for users to share their experiences testing the software and gain useful advice and insight from other users. AVG Mobile Security is continuously undergoing updates through a worldwide professional distribution system of more than 10,000 servers, allowing rapid reaction to emerging threats.
GRISOFT continues to offer a full security software portfolio to protect computers. The latest editions of AVG Internet Security and AVG Anti-Virus with Anti-Spyware are available online and through various retailers nationwide.
About AVG UK & Ireland
AVG UK & Ireland, based in Newark, Notts, is an innovator in value for network antivirus solutions with sole responsibility for sales and marketing of the Grisoft AVG product family in the region. AVG UK & Ireland provides advanced information security software which is supported by one of the most accessible technical helpdesks in the industry. Its flagship product, AVG Internet Security provides home office PC users and small business networks with comprehensive protection against viruses, spyware, spam, hackers and phishing attacks. Its portfolio now includes AVG Anti-Virus and AVG Anti-Malware home office and network editions. Other small office products include AVG plus Firewall and AVG Anti-Spyware while File, Email, SBS and Linux Email Server versions are available for medium-sized and enterprise business networks. AVG provides a personal service for four million users across the UK and Ireland.
GRISOFT is a leading provider of antivirus, firewall protection and security solutions for consumers and SMEs. It is one of the fastest growing companies in the industry with more than 40 million users around the world that rely on GRISOFT AVG products to protect their computers and networks.
Established in 1991, GRISOFT employs some of the world’s leading experts in antivirus software, specifically in the areas of virus analysis and detection, software development, and antivirus support. GRISOFT award-winning products are distributed globally through resellers and the Internet as well as via AVG Anti-Virus Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) to interested partners.