SOURCE: Airwide Solutions

Airwide Solutions

October 26, 2009 09:00 ET

Airwide Solutions and Global Partners Help Operators Address Mobile Security Threats

Mobile Security Channel Now Available at MobileMessaging2.com; Company Offers Best Practices for Defeating the Latest Security Threats

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - Airwide Solutions, the leading provider of next generation mobile messaging infrastructure, applications and solutions, and its network of global Solution Partners today announced a unified effort to support operators' need for more advanced security solutions that address vulnerabilities posed by mobile spam, malware, viruses and other threats. Airwide has launched a mobile security resource page via its industry news portal, Mobile Messaging 2.0 (www.mobilemessaging2.com), which will provide information, resources and analysis from Airwide, its partners and industry experts on the most effective tactics for combating mobile security threats. Airwide's core product offerings include a set of mobile security and anti-spam solutions which address the increasing security demands on mobile operators.

The number of people employing smartphones for business and personal use as well as the amount of application and SMS traffic over networks has grown exponentially. Subscribers rely on the security and integrity of both their handset and wireless network; if that security is compromised operators can risk losing the confidence of their customers and ultimately their business. Airwide and its security Solution Partners offer mobile operators integrated, network-to-handset anti-spam and EIR (equipment identity register) solutions to ensure carriers are able to safeguard their subscribers' devices and personal information.

Airwide offers mobile operators the following list of best practices to kick start their evaluation of current security policies and technology.

--  Make sure to address ALL the channels through which malicious content
    can reach your network. Increasing numbers of smartphone-enabled
    subscribers present multiple channels for mobile spam and malware to reach
    your network, including email programs, SMS, MMS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
    Additionally, subscriber access to mobile Web applications leaves the door
    open for security breaches. Make sure you are tracking all access points to
    your network and that your infrastructure is designed to head-off harmful
    content before it reaches your customers.
    
--  Real-time content analysis is critical to intercepting spam. Content
    scanning engines and anti-spam solutions provide sophisticated content
    filtering, identifying messages as spam based on its content, regardless of
    the threat vector origination point. These solutions utilize signalling
    fraud techniques and automated content analysis to block signalling fraud
    and prevent the spammer from moving to the point of network vulnerability.
    Real time content analysis and filtering becomes the "last mile defense" to
    block threats from all attack vectors.
    
--  Tune your security solutions for business and corporate users.
    Especially for SMBs without IT departments or enterprise-grade
    applications, there is a need to rely on the protection a carrier provides.
    While most carriers already attack fraudulent activities from a few major
    points in the messaging chain (value-added service providers, operator
    infrastructure and subscribers), operators that also offer personalized
    applications can help businesses take more extensive measures against
    malware and spyware. These enable users to configure their own filters
    directly on the handset as well as backup information directly to the
    operator network.
    

For more information and analysis, access Airwide's mobile abuse whitepaper here: http://www.airwidesolutions.com/campaigns/downloadWhitePaper/rs33p55/AntiSpam_Whitepaper_May09.pdf.

Visit Airwide's Mobile Messaging 2.0 Security Resource for regular updates, analysis and new content on the most relevant mobile security issues, www.mobilemessaging2.com.

About Airwide Solutions

Airwide Solutions is the leading provider of next-generation mobile messaging and wireless internet infrastructure, applications and solutions. Its products have helped more than 150 wireless operators worldwide drive mobile messaging usage and revenues and enable them to leverage multiple delivery channels and next-generation infrastructure in new and more powerful ways. With a history of industry firsts -- including the first text message ever sent, the introduction of the first SMS router, the first A2P MMS push gateway and mobile service control which enables mobile context, personalization and profiling -- the company continues to pioneer new technologies. Airwide's open, tiered Fusion architecture offers mobile operators advanced revenue options, a practical pathway to Mobile Messaging 2.0 and a foundation to bridge mobile messaging and the mobile internet.

Airwide Solutions operates globally with offices in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, India, the Middle East and Africa. For more information about Airwide Solutions, please visit www.airwidesolutions.com.

Airwide is a registered trademark of Airwide Solutions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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