Firetrust Limited Now Shipping Mobile Data Now, Providing The Ability To Go Mobile With Real Time Access To Your Company Data

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The field-proven, cost-effective Mobile Data Now allows for improved productivity when away from the office with real time access to company and customer data from a WAP enabled mobile phone, PDA or browser

Firetrust Limited, provider of award-winning Internet security solutions, today announced it is shipping Mobile Data Now, a software application designed to securely and easily present content from an organization’s databases and email servers to mobile phones, PDA’s and other mobile-Internet enabled devices. Mobile Data Now provides mobile and frontline employees with the information they need, wherever they may be.

Mobile Data Now works by allowing a mobile user to access data residing on their computer by selecting a URL stored on their handset, this places an encrypted data call from their handset which is then transmitted across the mobile network to the Network operator’s data Gateway. At this point, the message is converted to HTTP and transmitted via the Internet to the Client Company’s firewall. Mobile Data Now authenticates the mobile user and communicates with the company databases and email servers via TCP/IP and sends the user the data request.

Mobile Data Now benefits an entire organization by improving access to data, giving front line and mobile users better control, increasing worker productivity and most importantly cutting costs. Mobile users can access up-to-date sales and stock information, interacting with it as needed by updating, inserting and deleting records. Administrators limit level of data access to data by user so data security is ensured at all times.

“For the majority of mobile employees, the single most important feature is accessing and interacting with real-time data and email securely while in the field. Mobile Data Now solves this problem, making it a cost-effective and affordable solution for all companies,” said Nick Bolton, CEO of Firetrust. “A key benefit of Mobile Data Now is that it works with existing hardware such as PDA, browser or WAP enabled mobile phone without the need for special software to be installed on the client.”

Aberdeen Group has issued a report in July 2004 revealing that about half the businesses that use mobile technology for field service operations are retaining 85 percent of their customers. Those businesses are using mobile technology for tasks such as tracking work status and transactions in real time and communicating with field service personnel. The report urges businesses who haven’t already done so, to start moving to mobile technology for field service operations.

Mobile Data Now is a secure company-wide system for accessing all company data. Thorough it’s Administrator Console, IT administrators limit levels of data access and configure Mobile Data Now for internal staff, customers and suppliers. Providing real-time up-to-date information boosts customer and employee satisfaction, demonstrably cutting costs and improving efficiencies.

Mobile Data Now been designed as an “out of the box” solution that is not only easy and quick to deploy, it also scales exceedingly well and integrates seamlessly into an existing company infrastructure, making total cost of ownership extremely low.

Mobile Data Now features:

The simply graphical interface of Mobile Data Now allows users with limited IT knowledge to:

•Connect to a range of different databases or create mirror databases if required.

•Connect to email message servers to access their email.

•Create data queries.

•Set up users and user groups with fully configurable permissions and password controls.

•Publish data to WAP phones, PDA’s or web browsers.

To access the menu of corporate information services using a mobile phone PDA, or browser, users enter their username and password. They can:

•Request and view data

•Conduct parameterized data searches

•Enter new data records

•Edit and delete existing records.

System Requirements, Availability and Pricing

Mobile Data Now supports Windows, Linux and Solaris operating systems and is a 3-tier Java application that works on most ODBC/JDBC compliant databases including but not limited to MS SQL, Oracle, Progress, Borland JDatastore, DB2, Informix, MS Access, and Dataflex. Mobile Data Now allows full access to email programs including inboxes, contacts, calendars and tasks for MS Outlook and Lotus Notes. The program publishes information simultaneously in WML and HTML formatted for any standard WAP phone, PDA micro browser or web browser. Later this year, XML will also be available. Mobile Data Now is now shipping and available directly from Firetrust ( Later this year, MailWasher Server will also be sold through the Firetrust Value-Added Reseller (VAR) Partner Program. Pricing is based on an annual subscription and is volume based, with pricing starting at US $140.00 per user per year. For an exact quote, contact Firetrust at

About Firetrust Limited

Established in 2000, Firetrust provides world-class Internet security products for business and home users. Firetrust delivers solutions across the spectrum of inbox protection, including MailWasher® Pro for unsolicited commercial e-mail (spam) and Benign® for neutralizing harmful e-mail that can contain viruses, worms, scripts and Web bugs. The company is privately held and headquartered in Christchurch, New Zealand. To date MailWasher has had more than 5 million downloads. For more information, please visit

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