Leading Mobile security provider F-Secure and NSN have joined hands to bring solutions to protect consumer privacy and to proactively fight against increasing mobile malware incidents. F-Secure has revealed this in a press release today.
With declining PC sales, figures show that the malware war will increasingly be fought on the mobile front. The number of new mobile malware threats detected continues to grow by at least 25% every quarter.* And last year, for the first time, Android malware was discovered outside app stores, in the form of malvertising and drive-by downloads. Mobile botnets and premium SMS-sending scams attempt to take advantage of consumers.
Meanwhile, consumers expect more security from their Internet service providers. According to an F-Secure survey,** 54% of people are concerned about whether they are safe online when browsing from their mobile phone. And 69% of people think it is the responsibility of their communications or Internet service provider to keep their digital life safe. This view will only increase with the global move towards cloud, as services are moved from the device to the cloud and network level.
NSN is on a roll here with scoring many network deals including number of LTE deals in the month of January and now also expanding its horizon beyond the networking and managed services. NSN has rolled out security related innovations sometime back. But getting a reputed partner like F-Secure in security solution business may give its good chance to encash its innovative solutions.