NetQin and Commtouch Ink a Deal to Provide Enhanced Mobile Security

By Miguel Leiva-Gomez December 07, 2011

Mobile security firm NetQin has recently teamed up with Commtouch, a company that specializes with Internet security. While NetQin provides consumer-centric mobile security, it didn’t offer much on the spectrum of mobile Internet security until now. This new alliance with Commtouch will provide the missing link necessary to develop solutions for mobile applications.

Commtouch offers a product called GlobalView URL filtering. The cloud-based application hosts bad URL strings and compares the strings to those being accessed by browsers. GlobalView prevents users from ever entering a site deemed harmful and updates its URL database in real-time. Combined with NetQin Mobile Security, GlobalView will be able to track URLs entered on smartphones and regular cellphones to prevent users from falling victim to malware, spyware, adware, and several other afflictions that can hit any system at any moment.

“Every day, people use their smartphones for email, banking, playing games, and browsing the Internet. In many ways, mobile phones are mini-computers and they expose people to the same types of undesirable content and security risks they're exposed to on their PCs," said Dr. Henry Yu Lin, chairman and chief executive officer of NetQin, in a statement. "People need the same strong, reliable security and filtering options they have on their home computers on their mobile devices. By integrating Commtouch's URL filtering solution with NetQin's mobile security technology, we're giving customers the best security and privacy protection tools to protect their mobile devices.”

Ofer Tal, vice president of international sales and business development at Commtouch, added, “With mobile devices overtaking computers for day-to-day activities like browsing the Web, the need for strong threat protection is substantial and growing. We are pleased to take a leadership position in protecting mobile users in this collaboration with NetQin, one of the fastest growing and leading mobile smartphone security providers.”

Miguel Leiva-Gomez is a professional writer with experience in computer sciences, technology, and gadgets. He has written for multiple technology and travel outlets and owns his own tech blog called The Tech Guy, where he writes educational, informative, and sometimes comedic articles for an audience that is less versed in technology.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

TechZone360 Contributor

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