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Significant increase in ‘mobile malware’

Anuradha Shukla | April 4, 2011
Kaspersky - Network Box systems deliver new mobile malware threat signatures in less than 45 seconds.

SHENZHEN, CHINA, 4 APRIL 2011- Kaspersky AV technology is helping Hong Kong-based digital security specialist Network Box to block mobile malware.

Network Box is a multi-award winning Managed Security Services company, specialising in Unified Threat Management (UTM).

The company says it has noted a significant increase in the propagation of mobile-targeted malware and is using a multi-engine strategy for anti-malware to specifically target zero-day viruses.

It says cyber attacks are growing in number and there were up to 200,000 downloads of malicious apps from the 'Android Market' in March 2011.

The malware had the potential to harm users' devices by several methods, such as sending text messages to prime-rate numbers and stealing personal data.

Combined technologies

Kaspersky Lab specialises in exposing, analyzing and neutralizing IT threats. Both Network Box and Kaspersky already share a mutually beneficial business relationship. They say that Kaspersky AV technology has been at the heart of every Network Box UTM+ (Unified Threat Management Plus) system, for more than 10 years now.

Collaboration between the two companies ensures that mobile malware signatures are automatically added to Kaspersky Anti-Virus malware databases. Thanks to this initiative, all Network Box UTM+ systems are now automatically protected from mobile malware threats.

The companies maintain that the combined technologies of both partners ensure delivery of new threat signatures in an average of less than 45 seconds.

"Kaspersky, as always, leads the world in anti-virus technology," said Michael Gazeley, managing director of Network Box Corporation. "Network Box is very proud to be in partnership with them."

"We will continue to closely monitor mobile malware, and take any necessary proactive, and reactive steps, to protect our customers," said Mark Webb-Johnson, CTO of Network Box Corporation.



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