CA and Celljump Ensures New and Revolutionizing Distribution Method for Antivirus Software for Handheld Devices

Share Article

Celljump and CA enter in to a partnership that will improve the ease of which mobile users may protect themselves against virus attacks.

Celljump and CA (Computer Associates) enter in to a partnership that will improve the ease of which mobile users may protect themselves against virus attacks. The partnership involves the distribution of eTrust antivirus for Windows Mobile OS, an antivirus generally acclaimed as one of the leading antivirus software solutions, through Celljump`s patented MCP, making antivirus software more accessible to the end user.

Says Mr. Oivind Horpestad, CEO of Celljump A/S:

"We are very happy and proud to be able to announce the agreement with Ca. This represents a large step both with regards to making mobile security available to the general public, but also with regards to the acknowledgement of Celljump’s technology. In practice, the agreement means that we in co-operation with Ca will launch the world’s first hardware product that will give the end user full protection against virus attacks on his smart phone and Pocket PC/PDA. The product will make it a lot easier for the consumer to protect his smart phone and Pocket PC/PDA against virus attacks.”

Says Mr. Kevin Freij, OEM-manager Nordic, CA.

“By using Celljumps MCP as a distribution platform for our eTrust for the Windows Mobile family we eliminate the technical threshold users might experience when trying to buy and install antivirus protection on their hand held device. CA strongly believes in the way of making software available for hand held devices as simple as possible, and with Celljump’s MCP we achieve that in a way that will revolutionize the purchasing of software for hand held devices”

Under the slogan “infrared transfer – instant protection” both parties expect the first products to be launched already this spring.

About mobile phone virus:

Mobile viruses are by the mobile industry viewed as the greatest threat to the market as a whole. In an age where mobile devices are becoming more and more integrated with interactive services, the danger of a virus infection and the potential damage it may cause, increases. The entire marketplace is poised for the first major attack.

Malicious software can pro-actively attack your device. The use of email, internet connection, infrared beaming, Bluetooth and synchronisation increases the vulnerability of wireless devices to malicious software. If not properly protected, the wireless device is in danger of being attacked and vital information may be destroyed or deleted, along with critical applications, or in the worse case, sensitive information may be “sniffed” by third parties. Mobile viruses can spread through many different ways, Bluetooth, e-mail, PC-Sync, GSM, WAP, GPRS, 3G, Internet surfing, Infrared and more!

The Cell-Phone anti-virus market is expected, by EMarketer ( to generate revenues of US$ 12.7 billion by the end of 2007.

About the MCP:

The MCP (Mobile Content Provider) is a small, patented device that can store mobile content and transfer it directly to the phone without connecting to an external server. The content is delivered directly from the MCP to the mobile device through infrared connection. The end user connects the MCP to the mobile device through the infrared port, and will have full protection for his/her mobile phone at the touch of a button, without going through complicated downloading and/or synchronization procedures.

About CA:

CA (NYSE: CA), one of the world's largest information technology (IT) management software companies, unifies and simplifies the management of enterprise-wide IT. Founded in 1976, CA is headquartered in Islandia, N.Y., and serves customers in more than 140 countries. For more information, please visit

About Celljump:

Celljump develops solutions that simplify the distribution of mobile content. Through our MCP we make content more accessible while at the same time removing existing technological barriers for the end users. Founded in 2001, Celljump`s headquarter is located in Copenhagen.

Fore more information, please visit

Source for market statistics: a range of statistics from and


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Oivind Horpestad
Visit website