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SafeBoot buys into mobile device security.

SafeBoot : 12 November, 2007  (Company News)
SafeBoot has bought AltaVente to acquire expertise and product range for the security of devices running Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system.
SafeBoot has acquired Altavente's complete mobile product range, which includes the 'Altavente Mercury' and 'Altavente Wall' products. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Altavente, a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the UK delivering corporate security solutions for the Microsoft Office and Windows Mobile platforms, worked in collaboration with SafeBoot on the development of Mercury.

'Altavente Mercury' features include over-the-air mobile application deployment, device locking, wipe, application and process control, and more. The key architecture is based on the control of a device over-the-air using a unique XML based Continuous Provisioning (CP) protocol between the device and a Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 based server.

A unique feature of the 'Altavente Mercury' product is a 'kiosk' facility, which allows a user to retrieve contacts or view SMS messages from their Windows Mobile phone from the Web.

According to SafeBoot Product Manager Raj Dhesi, "The need for device management and a total security solution within organizations is ever increasing. I am very excited with the acquisition of the mobile products from Altavente as they provide an enabling platform for Enterprise, Mobile Operator and ASP security."

The Wall range of products includes voice, SMS and e-mail firewall products for Windows Mobile. These provide complete policy driven control of communications for Windows Mobile devices so that organizations can ensure correct operation, reduce downtime and decrease support costs.

Callwall is a firewall for voice calls allowing users to define who they want or do not want to receive calls from at specified times. Callwall examines incoming calls and deals with them using a rule-based policy model. The user or organization selects the policy in force at any time in order to define how numbers are handled.

Smswall is a small footprint, power-friendly application that examines incoming SMS messages. It is designed to protect Windows Mobile devices from unwanted or dangerous inbound SMS messages.

Mailwall is a firewall for inbound emails allowing users to define who they want or do not want to receive emails from, and to classify them into a specified subfolder.

Dialwall lets organisations control the use of outbound voice calls on Windows Mobile devices. Dialwall monitors outbound calls against a policy profile that defines the numbers allowed to be called from the device.

SQR1 allows organisations to apply configuration policy to their devices to ensure correct operation, reduce downtime and decrease support costs. Functionality includes re-application of appropriate corporate settings that fixes almost all non-hardware related faults on devices. Corporate support can define one or more profiles to be deployed to a device to cope with different scenarios such as travelling abroad or roaming operators.

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