Orange signs up F-Secure for mobile AV

In many respects, I would say that this is a great move for Orange. F-Secure has a good track record as will likely fit the bill just perfectly.

Orange has signed up F-Secure to lock down its customers’ phones.

The mobile operator has announced it has signed up the Finnish firm to provide security for Orange users’ smart devices, saying it believes the threat of mobile malware will increase over the coming years.

Mobile viruses, however, remain relatively unheard of compared to their PC counterparts and far less harmful to hardware they infect. According to F-Secure, currently there are over 200 virus variants targeting smart phones, although none can infect a handset without the user having taken direct action themselves. There are only thought to be around 14 ‘core’ viruses for mobiles in existence…. Source: