AdaptiveMobile expands parental control to mobile devices

1 Sep 2011

Dublin-headquartered AdaptiveMobile has forged a partnership with SMS firewall firm Tekelec to extend the reach of Adaptive’s SMS filter and parental control technology.

The partnership provides mobile operators the ability to augment Tekelec’s SMS Firewall with AdaptiveMobile’s security products to improve subscriber protection from SMS spam, fraud and inappropriate content.

AdaptiveMobile’s threat detection software automates the SMS Firewall’s filters so operators can more rapidly combat new malicious SMS spam.

Traffic explosion

“With mobile service providers looking to manage and monetise the exploding traffic running through their network, it’s vital they can protect their customers from a growing number of sophisticated threats,” says Devesh Agarwal, vice president of mobile messaging, Tekelec.

“AdaptiveMobile gives operators access to the latest mobile security protection at a time when subscriber trust and the quality of each mobile service is becoming increasingly important for customer satisfaction and retention.”

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years