14 June 2006

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Antivirus solutions to protect mobile users against MMS viruses

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content management solutions that protect against viruses, Trojans, worms, hacker attacks, spy ware and spam, will provide antivirus protection of MMS (multimedia message service) messages.
The System will ensure all multimedia messages sent via the cellular network, both incoming and outgoing, are scanned for malicious code. The software that scans MMS messages for malware is based on Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mail Servers, which is part of Kaspersky Corporate Suite, the company’s modular solution for corporate customers.
If malicious code is detected in a message, the server attempts to cure the infected object. The customer is notified of treatment results via MMS. If attached files (e.g. password protected archives) cannot be scanned, an appropriate alert can be added to the subject of the message.
The growing popularity of MMS messages (which contain music, photos, videos, etc.), combined with the rising popularity of smartphones and the emergence of malicious code that spreads via MMS messages, has created the need to scan MMS traffic for viruses.
“We are delighted that cellular operators are beginning to treat the issue of MMS viruses seriously” said Sergey Zemkov, Kaspersky Lab Director for Corporate Sales. “As the popularity of MMS grows, the number of malicious programs and viruses that spread via multimedia messages is bound to grow as well. It is essential to build a reliable barrier that will prevent them from spreading.”
Kaspersky are represented in Malta by Merlin Computers Ltd of Hamrun. For more details please visit www.merlinmalta.com or www.kaspersky.com or email sales@merlin.com.mt.

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