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Tata Communications partners with F-SecureTata Communications, the leading the telecommunications service provider join hands with with F-Secure, the global leading provider of security as a service through ISPs and mobile operators, today announced their partnership to offer mobile phone security services in India. With this partnership, Tata Communications will be the first to offer F-Secure’s award winning complete Mobile Security package, which includes virus protection, malware protection and an integrated firewall, to over 50 million smart phone users in India.

Mobile Security allows smartphone users to experience the full potential of their handheld deviceswithout the fear of mobile threats. The application is easy to install — allowing users to download directly to their GPRS-activated smartphones from http://mybusiness.tataindicombroadband.com/MobileSecurity.aspx or http://in2biz.in/MobileSecurity.aspx. The suite supports all main mobile operating system platforms like Windows Mobile, Symbian and UIQ, and delivers real-time, invisible and automated safety with easy to use firewall rule sets and automatic over-the-air antivirus update. The firewall provides additional security for all mobile devices that access public networks like Wi-Fi.

“Mobile security must not be an afterthought. We, at Tata Communications are committed to provide customers with the easiest and the most comprehensive security solution for all devices (PC, server, mobile). We are pleased to be in association with F-Secure to offer mobile security solutions to our subscriber base, suitable for their needs,” Mukul Sood, vice president, content and applications, Tata Communications, said.

Venu Palakirti, sales director for India and SAARC Region, F-Secure Corporation, said, “Most mobile phone users are aware that malware can infect a mobile device via Bluetooth, SMS, MMS or through the internet but fail to have security software installed. Our solution enables smartphone users to enjoy the full potential of their devices without the fear of mobile threats and we feel that Tata Communications has shown great forward thinking in the way it approaches and sustains its customers by enhancing the awareness on mobile threats. We view the partnership with Tata Communications as an important synergy for F-Secure in India.”

Mobile Security protects the mobile from spyware and espionage software that may monitor and record all the actions on a mobile phone, including voice calls, SMS, multimedia and e-mail messages. It safeguards phones from unwanted billing (caused by viruses that are trying to propagate/infiltrate) and additionally protects the handheld device from becoming unusable due to malware.

Tata Communications is already partnering with F-Secure to provide solutions for both PC and server security.The company has introduced a special limited period introductory offer under which subscribers can get 30 per cent off on the Mobile Security suite and a 30-day free trial.

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