Menu
Keeping mobile viruses out of NZ

Keeping mobile viruses out of NZ

As smart phones and PDAs become increasingly popular, so too do malicious attacks aimed at the devices. According to Aston Jones, customer relationship manager at Scientific Software Systems (SSS), more than 300 known viruses are today targeting smart phones.

“Although there are few attacks in New Zealand, it’s easy to get infected while travelling in Europe. It’s currently not a huge problem here in New Zealand, but it’s developing.”

SSS represents the Finnish mobile security product F-Secure in New Zealand, and has the government as well as large corporations using its core product. SSS is planning to join forces with major New Zealand telecommunications companies. Orange in the UK is currently an F-Secure customer and Jones foresees similar successes here.

“We’re the market leader for security in mobile solutions, and we’ll be looking at the likes of Vodafone and Telecom to partner with. We’re currently working with some smaller player in New Zealand.”

The solution SSS is looking at is a wireless antivirus service, which will allow for automated distribution and updates directly to the mobile device.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags securityTelecommunications

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments