3/25/2005 - The market for anti-virus protection for mobile telecoms devices is growing, but it will take a major virus attack before operators and handset companies start to realise the potential market and offer services to protect the handsets and stored data of their subscribers.
That is the finding from a new study, "Mobile Anti-Virus Market 2005-2010: understanding the threat of potential attacks" published by industry research company, visiongain.
The study also found that worldwide spending on mobile virus protection is set to rise from $723 million in 2004 to $12.16 billion by 2007 as mobile operators, handset companies and end-users begin to appreciate the benefits that mobile virus protection has to offer and the value of insuring against virus attacks.
"Already we have seen some minor viruses start to attack handsets, such as Lasco.A," comments report author Jean Pierre Aubertin, "but to date nothing has affected the industry on a major scale. We believe it is only a matter of time before a more serious virus targeted at smartphones strikes."
Mobile devices are increasingly becoming ideal targets for viruses, due to the increase in level of sophistication and functionality, and their connectivity. Visiongain recommends that mobile operators, handset manufacturers and handset O/S providers need to start investigating the issue of mobile viruses before it is too late.
A number of traditional anti-virus companies and new entrants have already started to make progress in providing solutions, and there are even websites devoted specifically to the subject. This latest report from visiongain, "Mobile Anti-Virus Market 2005-2010: understanding the threat of potential attacks", analyses the propagation of mobile viruses, and the counter measures being offered on the market with detailed analysis on offers by McAfee, Trend Micro, Symantec, F-Secure and Kaspersky Lab.
Visiongain is one of the fastest growing and most innovative independent media companies in Europe. Based in London, UK, visiongain produce a host of business-2-business conferences, newsletters, management reports and e-zines focusing on the Financial markets, the Pharmaceutical, Telecoms industries and currently the Defence sector.
Visiongain publish reports produced by their in-house analysts, who are qualified experts in their field. Visiongain has firmly established itself as the first port-of-call for the business professional, who needs independent, high quality, original material to rely and depend on.
For more information on visiongain, please visit the website: www.visiongain.com or specific telecoms information, please see www.ewirelessnews.com
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