The 60 Series Nokia mobile phones, running Symbian OS will be equipped with Symantec Mobile Security antivirus for the next two years.
The mobile phones will run a special security software, designed to ward off attacks that could compromise the extensive data, such as contact databases, that people store on their smart phones. After this agreement, the smartphones produced by Nokia, which have many computer-like features will have an increased protection for consumer and business users.
“As the leading mobile device manufacturer, Nokia is determined to be active in the development of security controls and preventive measures against malware. The collaboration with Symantec, the leading security solution provider, is another step in our aim to bring the most advanced security features into Series 60 based devices,” says Matti VÃ¤nskÃ¤, director, Nokia Technology Platforms.
Mobile devices are becoming much more smarter, and they include much more features which make them extremely vulnerable to attacks.
“Mobile devices are changing the way consumers and businesses live and work” said Sarah Hicks, vice president of mobile and wireless solutions, Symantec Corp. “As more and more data, including financial and personal details, are being stored on mobile devices, they are increasingly at risk to malware threats. This agreement with Symantec allows Nokia to provide key security features to the Series 60 Platform and Series 60 based smartphones.”
This new agreement between Nokia and Symantec precedes another two year agreement that the companies signed to develop mobile security technology and systems for mobile devices.