SOURCE: PhoneGuard

December 18, 2009 15:34 ET

PhoneGuard Now Available in More Than 160 Malls Nationwide for the Holiday Season

New Mobile Anti-Virus Software Enters North American Market Through Exclusive Relationship With NetQin

COCONUT CREEK, FL--(Marketwire - December 18, 2009) - Cellular Spyware Inc., (NV) ("CSI") d/b/a PhoneGuard is now available in 167 kiosks nationwide for the holiday season, in major high-end shopping malls such as select Simon, Westfield, General Growth Properties and Taubman malls.

PhoneGuard has entered the North American mobile security market through an exclusive partnership with NetQin Tech. Co., Ltd., the largest mobile security service provider in China, and will launch its retail PhoneGuard product loaded on a Micro-SD card as a package deal in kiosks this holiday season. The kiosks will be featured in all the major, high-end shopping malls for a 60-day test period, in addition to the commercial version of "PhoneGuard Powered by NetQin" being made available for download at www.Phoneguard.com.

PhoneGuard is extremely optimistic as to the market potential of this software and plans to expand to more than 300 kiosks by spring 2010, as well as penetrate the direct-to-cellular-provider market. The retail availability of these award-winning mobile security products offers mobile phone users access to a more comprehensive alternative to virus, spyware, spam, phishing and hacker protection, and intrusion detection and prevention.

Fast growth, large potential market

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) forecasts that the number of mobile users will reach 4.6 billion by the end of 2009, while Infonetics projects that more than 1.5 billion new smart phone users worldwide will be added from 2008 to 2013. With the ever increasing number of mobile applications, mobile security threats have become more real than ever. Today's smart phones are more likely to operate as and replace PCs. With operating systems, storage, applications and wireless access to Internet and enterprise network, these applications make smart phones an enticing target for hackers and Internet criminals. Users are already overwhelmed by SMS (text messaging) spam and spywares, and are concerned about virus threats and privacy leakage that they have experienced on PCs.

"The flexible and diverse marketing and partner strategies accelerate our pace in international expansion. We're glad that PhoneGuard has soon made the product available at retail end and we're confident that NetQin has strong R&D and operation resource to support PhoneGuard distribution in North America market, and make it one of the most successful mobile security products in North America market," said Lin Yu, CEO of NetQin.

"Smart phones are essentially hand held computers which have the capacity to store vast amounts of data, both personal and business," said Tony Sasso, founder of PhoneGuard. "As a result, the propensity for criminals to data mine the information stored on these devices for their own profit presents a very real threat. In addition, malcontents, or worst yet, terrorist organizations spreading viruses due to easy infiltration and obvious connectivity pose a tremendous danger to both personal and national security. NetQin has proven its mobile security suite to be the best in world and we are proud to offer this software under the PhoneGuard banner here in the United States."

About NetQin

Established in 2005, NetQin has provided services (including mobile anti-virus, anti-harassment, privacy protection) to more than 30 million subscribers, in more than 200 countries and regions. NetQin already has a strong foothold in China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe. With more than 65% of the mobile security market in China, NetQin is the incontestable industry leader. NetQin extensively partners and cooperates with many internationally recognized mobile phone brands and carriers. With NetQin's continued growth it certainly makes it a worthy recipient of the 2009 China Frost & Sullivan Award for Mobile Security Market Leadership.

About Cellular Spyware Inc d/b/a (CSI) PhoneGuard

PhoneGuard's core business is to sell security oriented software products to wireless communications users. PhoneGuard has the exclusive rights to market these components using our own branding in North America. We accomplished these rights by fostering strategic alliances with software developers, (In particular; NetQin, China.)

About PhoneGuard

PhoneGuard is a new software suite specifically designed to safeguard cellular phones/PDAs or smart phones from the ever increasing risk of data theft by hackers and cyber criminals. In conjunction with Cellular Spyware Inc., and powered by NetQin, PhoneGuard is the new wave of protection technology in North America designed to guard users personal information. PhoneGuard is headquartered at 6400 North Andrews Avenue, suite 340 in Coconut Creek, Florida. Complimentary 14 day trials are available for first time users at www.PhoneGuard.com. For more information on PhoneGuard please call 877.797.7274 or visit www.PhoneGuard.com.

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