Mobile AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows Mobile announced by Symantec

Symantec has released the latest version of its Mobile Antivirus software, an application designed to protect Windows Mobile devices from threats transmitted via e-mail and multimedia messaging service (MMS), downloaded from memory cards, the mobile network and Wi-Fi, transmitted by Bluetooth or beamed over infrared connections.

Mobile AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows Mobile will provide a centralized management consoles that lets administrators configure, lock and enforce security policies on devices. Like the previous version, LiveUpdate will update devices wirelessly. It sounds awfully similar to the same functionality as is available in version 3.5.

While the threat to mobile devices remains small, Symantec estimates that one in 650 new malware threats will target mobile devices.

Symantec Mobile AntiVirus 4.0 for Windows Mobile should be available starting later this month. Pricing was not disclosed.

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