F-Secure to Provide Security Solutions for the Sony Ericsson P800 Smart Phone
F-Secure Corporation [HEX: FSC] today announced in the on-going 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France, that it has signed a software development and distribution agreement with Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications about providing data protection for the users of Sony Ericsson P800 smart phones. The agreement concerns F-Secure FileCrypto, a content encryption product for protecting stored information against unauthorized access.
Mobile business applications can bring significant benefits to corporations that need to operate close to their partners and customers. In addition to considerable time savings, being able to access the latest corporate data instantly with the possibility to store the latest changes to a mobile device serves as a basis for better service and new business models. Creating, storing, carrying and transmitting confidential data has never been easier. It is an exciting change in the way we do business, but it also makes protecting corporate data more demanding. In handheld devices, sensitive information moves more than ever. Content encryption is needed on every device to ensure that the stored information remains always secure.
The P800 is a multimedia smart phone for worldwide communications. It has a large colour touch-screen, built-in camera, access to the Internet and runs on tri-band GSM and GPRS networks. Based on the open Symbian OS v7.0 the P800 is a fully featured mobile multimedia product, and the most advanced phone that has been announced in the GSM industry.
“Automatic data security is an important element of a good, safe user experience in today’s mobile business environment. We are very pleased to extend our handheld security product range to cover the Sony Ericsson smart phones, and look forward to strengthening our cooperation in the future. We believe that the combination of our expertise in securing the mobile enterprise and the advanced functionality of the P800 will offer substantial benefits to business users who want the strongest available protection for their mobile business solutions,” said Risto Siilasmaa, President and CEO of F-Secure.
F-Secure FileCrypto provides strong protection for the Sony Ericsson P800 smart phones against unwanted data disclosure. It automatically encrypts all files before storing and decrypts the files again when they are opened, without any need for user intervention. Confidential documents, pictures, calendar data, e-mail messages and other personal files remain safe, even when unauthorized persons get access to the device.
The optimized version of F-Secure FileCrypto for the Sony Ericsson P800 product family will be available during the second quarter of the year.
F-Secure Corporation is the leading provider of centrally managed security solutions for the mobile enterprise. The company’s award-winning products include antivirus, file encryption and network security solutions for major platforms from desktops to servers and from laptops to handhelds. Founded in 1988, F-Secure has been listed on the Helsinki Exchanges since November 1999. The company is headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, with the North American headquarters in San Jose, California, as well as offices in Germany, Sweden, Japan and the United Kingdom and regional offices in the USA. F-Secure is supported by a network of value added resellers and distributors in over 90 countries around the globe. Through licensing and distribution agreements, the company’s security applications are available for the products of the leading handheld equipment manufacturers, such as Nokia and HP.