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Symantec to secure Nokia mobile devices

October 6th, 2005

Symantec and Nokia announced on Wednesday that the companies have signed an agreement that enables Nokia to provide its Series 60 smart-phones secured with Symantec Mobile Security. The agreement will allow Nokia to offer increased protection for consumer and business users against mobile threats.

“As the leading mobile device manufacturer, Nokia is determined to be active in the development of security controls and preventive measures against malware. The collaboration with Symantec, the leading security solution provider, is another step in our aim to bring the most advanced security features into Series 60 based devices,” says Matti Vдnskд, director, Nokia Technology Platforms

As smart-phone devices becoming popular among enterprise users, Nokia wants to offer security solutions that will help businesses ensure the protection of personal information and other sensitive data stored on the device.

“Mobile devices are changing the way consumers and businesses live and work,” said Sarah Hicks, vice president of mobile and wireless solutions, Symantec Corp. “As more and more data, including financial and personal details, are being stored on mobile devices, they are increasingly at risk to malware threats. This agreement with Symantec allows Nokia to provide key security features to the Series 60 Platform and Series 60 based smartphones.”

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