"F-Secure Corporation and Hewlett-Packard Company today announced that they will be cooperating on a new solution to provide security as an e-service, following F-Secure's entry to HP's Mobile E-services Bazaar. F-Secure's Anti-Virus for WAP Server software will run on HP's WAP server to deliver the world's first centrally managed anti-virus scanner for WAP phones.
"Targeted at operators and enterprise customers, this solution allows Web-based content to be scanned at the network level, thus ensuring that information downloaded by users onto their mobile devices is virus free.
"F-Secure and HP will also be teaming up to present a worldwide series of seminars aimed at helping telecom operators, service providers and business executives understand security issues in the mobile space. The series is scheduled to start in New York on March 7 and will take in nine other cities in the United States, Asia and Europe.
"F-Secure and HP have been working together since January to bring to market innovative new solutions that advance secure wireless connectivity to the Internet.
"We are pleased to welcome F-Secure to the Mobile E-services Bazaar and believe its success in providing centrally managed, widely distributed security solutions for the distributed enterprise makes it a highly suitable partner for developing mobile security solutions," said Ulf Beyschlag, HP's worldwide Mobile E-services program manager. "The integration of HP infrastructure and F-Secure security solutions will form one of the building blocks of Mobile E-services."
"F-Secure is the first company to provide virus protection for the world of WAP-enabled devices," said Ari Hypponen, Chief Technology Officer of F-Secure Corporation. "This alliance brings us exciting opportunities to work toward our vision to secure new mobile platforms and to deliver value to our customers. F-Secure Anti-Virus for WAP Servers is built on the F-Secure Policy Manager technology, designed to bring Security as a Service(TM) for a wide array of platforms."
"The F-Secure Anti-Virus for WAP Servers is scheduled to be available later this spring on the Windows NT(R) platform and later on Linux and HP-UX(1) platforms.