SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NetQin Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile security and productivity applications, today announced an agreement with Commtouch' (NASDAQ: CTCH) to integrate Commtouch's GlobalView(TM) URL Filtering into NetQin Mobile Security.
Commtouch's GlobalView URL Filtering is a cloud-based URL filtering solution that provides insight into security threats, identifying harmful sites before users are exposed to them. Its unique technology continuously monitors and analyzes Web traffic to categorize URLs in realtime. GlobalView URL Filtering will now be included as part of NetQin Mobile Security, which protects smartphones against mobile security and privacy threats, including malware, spyware, viruses, and hackers, while keeping devices running at optimal speed.
"Every day, people use their smartphones for email, banking, playing games, and browsing the Internet. In many ways, mobile phones are mini-computers and they expose people to the same types of undesirable content and security risks they're exposed to on their PCs," said Dr. Henry Yu Lin, NetQin's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "People need the same strong, reliable security and filtering options they have on their home computers on their mobile devices. By integrating Commtouch's URL filtering solution with NetQin's mobile security technology, we're giving customers the best security and privacy protection tools to protect their mobile devices."
NetQin Mobile Security users can more safely browse the Web on their phones, while the URL filtering solution is continuously working to detect and block malicious websites and suspicious URLs in their emails and text messages. The end result for users is effective protection against phishing attacks and other types of cybercrimes, which often result in financial losses and identity theft.
"With mobile devices overtaking computers for day-to-day activities like browsing the Web, the need for strong threat protection is substantial and growing," said Ofer Tal, vice president of international sales and business development at Commtouch. "We are pleased to take a leadership position in protecting mobile users in this collaboration with NetQin, one of the fastest growing and leading mobile smartphone security providers."
NetQin Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity. NetQin was one of the first companies to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with over 120 million registered user accounts worldwide. As a market leader in mobile security, NetQin's innovation and global significance have been widely recognized through distinctions such as the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award bestowed by the World Economic Forum. For more information on NetQin, visit www.netqin.com or get the latest news from the NetQin blog at http://blog.netqin.com/en
Commtouch' (NASDAQ: CTCH) safeguards the world's leading security companies and service providers with cloud-based Internet security services. A cloud-security pioneer, Commtouch's real-time threat intelligence from its GlobalView(TM) Network powers Web security, messaging security and antivirus solutions, protecting thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of users worldwide.