F-Secure to partner with Toshiba to provide mobile security for smart devices
February 2008 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
F-Secure Corporation is partnering with Toshiba Information Systems (UK) Ltd - Mobile Communications Division, to provide F-Secure Mobile Anti-virus for Toshiba’s Windows Mobile smart devices throughout Europe.
A trial version of the F-Secure Mobile Anti-virus solution will be included with Toshiba smart devices using the Windows Mobile platform. This makes it very easy for Toshiba’s customers to start using malware protection on their mobile device. As the security software is already preinstalled in the handset the user doesn’t have to spend extra time finding a suitable solution.
Corporate IT departments are increasingly viewing smart devices as computing devices and as such integral parts of their IT device fleet. Thus similar protection levels are necessary for smartphones as already are customary for PC’s, especially as synchronizing data between PC’s and Windows Mobile devices is standard routine for many business users. The co-operation with Toshiba on the Windows Mobile platform extends the distribution of F-Secure’s mobile solutions to cover an even larger part of the smartphone market.