Jamanda provides fix for 'first' mobile virus

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Mobile security company Jamanda has just delivered a comprehensive fix to the widely publicized mobile virus Cabir and made this fix available to the public via its website at http://www.jamanda.com. As a gesture of goodwill and to maintain market confidence, concerned mobile users can currently download and install this fix at no charge.

While initial reports of this mobile virus were alarmist and no doubt worrying for the public, analysis of the Cabir virus has indicated that it contains no malicious instructions and that threat of its propagation is low. However, Jamanda views the Cabir virus as an education tool which has brought forward the issues of a looming mobile security. Jamanda has spent the last 18 months developing the Jamanda Mobile Security Suite™ to provide a holistic security and communication management solution. Jamanda is working with Symbian as a platinum partner and Nokia, as a key developer of security solutions for the Nokia Series 60 platform.

Nokia have published details of the series 60 platform in order to encourage software developers to write applications that will run on their systems. This approach is attractive to consumers as it allows individuals to personalize their devices by installing software of their choice. Unfortunately this approach also enables developers to create malicious software in the form of viruses, trojans, worms and worse. Securing devices made by Nokia for the consumer market, will be left to third party security vendors and anti-virus companies, like Jamanda™, leaving Nokia to work on the protection of broader mobile infrastructure. They have made it clear that the development of security applications for Symbian itself will be left up to third party developers. Jamanda's products include the Jamanda MobileFirewall which protects against internal and external attacks on the phone, the Jamanda MobileAntiVirus which monitors for viruses distributed and propagated via mobile phones, the Jamanda MobileBackup which ensures phone data can be rapidly restored in the event of theft or virus infection and the Jamanda SpamGuard ensures all received phone messages (SMS, MMS, email, voice & WAP Push) are from desirable & reputable sources.

Please visit http://www.jamanda.com for your copy of the Cabir virus fix and all of your mobile security needs.

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