Norton Smartphone Security for Windows Mobile, it's only fair to let you know
that McAfee also announced a mobile virus scanner - the McAfee VirusScan Mobile
- which is included in McAfee's Triple Play offer which is now available for
download from McAfee's U.S. site. McAfee's new mobile security component is said
to protect against threats that originate from E-Mail, instant messages and
multimedia downloads in various mobile devices and consumers who purchase McAfee
Total Protection or McAfee Internet Security Suite get McAfee VirusScan Mobile
at no additional charge.
McAfee VirusScan Mobile is designed from the ground up to provide mobile
protection. It guards against threats and protects the device at entry points,
including SMS, MMS and E-Mail. It automatically scans incoming and outgoing data
for malicious code and continuously monitors and analyzes mobile data and files.
VirusScan Mobile also seamlessly interacts with McAfee's Avert Labs for the
latest protection updates.
Currently, McAfee VirusScan Mobile supports Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
Smartphone and Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition devices only - no support for
Pocket PC or Professional/Standard devices. However, McAfee customers can view
the most up-to-date list of supported devices, which includes such popular
mobile devices as the Motorola Q9h, though their My Account page.
Unlike Symantec's Norton Smartphone Security, McAfee's VirusScan Mobile isn't
available as a stand-alone product.
Cheers ~ Arne