Symbian dials for Symantec

Symantec has hooked up with Symbian to extend its range of security solutions for the smartphone provider’s OS and allay user concerns over the security of mobile devices.

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By  Matthew Southwell Published  August 15, 2002

Symantec has hooked up with Symbian to extend its range of security solutions for the smartphone provider’s operating system (OS). According to the vendors, the partnership will be driven forward by “in-depth interaction” between Symantec's security experts and Symbian’s technical team.

Together, the companies hope to develop a series of solutions that allay user concerns about the security of mobile devices.

"Research has shown that fears about wireless security are a chief deterrent to the widespread adoption of mobile computing devices… By working closely with Symbian, Symantec can help propel the wireless industry forward by addressing this critical concern among potential users," says Kevin Isaac, regional director for Middle East & Africa at Symantec.

"This agreement with Symantec, with their strong position in the Internet security space, will enable the delivery of more secure and better solutions optimised for Symbian OS, implemented for the benefit of carriers, promoting m-commerce and ultimately enabling secure wireless services for the end user," adds Gilles Allain, vice president of partnerships & alliances at Symbian.

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