20:20 Mobile to partner UMU in delivering Mobile Security Suite

20:20 Mobile Group is set to team up with mobile security provider UMU in an exclusive strategic partnership to offer UMU Mobile security products to dealers, resellers and retailers.

The UMU Mobile Security Suite offers three products in one: UMU Scan, UMU SpamSafe and UMU StopThief applications designed specifically for Symbian Series 60, and Windows Mobile smartphones.

As more and more businesses integrate smartphones into their networks, the UMU Mobile Security Suite offers an exceptional value for money solution to help combat network vulnerabilities and commercial risks, claimed 20:20. It offers a compelling opportunity to resellers to offer a genuine value added service to their customers while generating an incremental revenue stream, with generous commissions for each user licence sold, said the distributor.

The three products are: UMU Scan – an on-device anti-virus application which once installed runs silently in background providing protection by a combination of scheduled device scans, scanning all files at regular intervals and scanning any new files received, downloaded or upon the insertion of a memory card; UMU SpamSafe – provides users with a simple option of blocking or filtering nuisance, unwanted or unsolicited SMS and MMS messages with 4 modes of operation using easy definable white and blacklists to combat the global upsurge of mobile messaging abuse; and UMU StopThief – is a simple application designed to block the use of a Smartphone if lost or stolen protecting both personal and corporate data. UMU StopThief automatically locks the device and notifies the owner if the SIM card is changed and will provide an exact location if the handset is GPS enabled; it also enables users to remotely lock the handset or delete all information stored on the device.

David Hinc, 20:20 mobility solutions sales director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with UMU on providing this product to the channel. The moment we tested it we realised that UMU was a winner. The application’s low memory footprint and capability to scan 30% faster means significantly less battery usage than many competitive products at over twice the price. Network and device security is becoming a major priority for IT managers in minimising corporate as well as personal risks.”

20:20 Mobile MD, James Browning, added: “This is an exciting new partnership bringing a range of groundbreaking new products to market. We are initially offering UMU Mobile Security Suite to 20:20 Mobile partners in the UK, with a view to later rolling out in other EU countries.”