By TimAdams | February 17, 2005 3:00 PM
From BullGuard’s press release:
CANNES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 15, 2005–Responding to the growing threat presented by “proof-of-concept” viruses designed to attack mobile devices, BullGuard today, at the 3GSM conference in Cannes, announced the availability of its comprehensive security solution for Windows Mobile Pocket PC.
“The growing popularity of sophisticated mobile devices has given rise to an increasingly determined effort to exploit their vulnerabilities for both challenge and profit,” said Morten Lund, CEO of BullGuard. “BullGuard has specialised in protecting the PCs of home users and small businesses, by emphasising ease-of-use and great design. This has given us millions of satisfied users. The same fundamental principles will be applied to our new range of mobile security applications.”
BullGuard Mobile features full on-access and on-demand scanning and regular automatic updates, downloaded over the air via HTTP polling on GPRS, EDGE, WiFi, and UMTS networks.
In addition to Pocket PC protection, BullGuard will shortly release similar products for Windows Mobile SmartPhone, Symbian Series 60 & 80 and Symbian UIQ mobile operating systems.
BullGuard Mobile for Pocket PC includes:
– Malicious code protection for downloads, SMS, MMS, Email, WiFi, Bluetooth, and Infrared connections
– Device-resident on-access and on-demand antivirus scanning
– Automatic threat response and threat notification
– Auto-deletion of infected files
– Security event logging
– Optimization to preserve device and network performance
– Automatic and up-to-date virus definitions via HTTP over GPRS/EDGE/WiFi/UMTS
– Easy Over-The-Air Wireless installation
BullGuard Mobile for Microsoft Pocket PC is available as a 2 months free trial from www.bullguard.com/mobile.
BullGuard specialises in best-of-breed PC security solutions for home users and small businesses, emphasising technical excellence, ease-of-use and customer-care.
BullGuard’s PC security solution, BullGuard 5.0 includes Anti-Virus, Firewall and Online Backup through a single user-interface, combining the latest technology with intuitive controls and first-rate customer support.
BullGuard is headquartered in London, and has offices in Denmark, Romania and in the United States.
BullGuard is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with competencies in Security Solutions and ISV Software Solutions: www.microsoft.com/security/partners/antivirus.asp.
As it states in the first line, these are only “proof-of-concept” virii. And while it may not be a very safe bet to make, I will be holding off purchasing this sort of protection until something real surfaces, how about you?
More information, and a 2 month trial can be found here.