The mobile industry is increasingly recognising the need to protect users from access to inappropriate content, unsolicited messaging and harassment. Operators are increasingly accepting a service responsibility to subscribers, whether to protect vulnerable users such as children, or to help corporates to fulfil their duty-of-care to employees.
Security software solutions designed for mobile and wireless environments are forecast to represent $1.27 billion in revenue by 2007, up from $86.4 million in 2002 (source: IDC).
Damien Callaghan, Investment Manager, Intel Capital, stated: "Products that can provide enhanced security and peace of mind to mobile customers are both imaginative and innovative; and we believe address a significant untapped need amongst mobile operators."
Lorcan Burke, CEO, AdaptiveMobile, stated: "We are delighted to work with Intel Capital as a value add investor to address the security needs of Mobile Operators. The investment will allow us to expand on the success of our current deployments and address the global opportunities that we are seeing."
More information can be found at www.adaptive-mobile.com
AdaptiveMobile is a leading innovator in the fast emerging mobile internet security market. The company provides a scalable platform that allows mobile operators to deploy policy based content control, anti-virus, spam-filtering and security management to individuals and enterprise customers.
AdaptiveMobile believes its approach is the only truly effective method of ensuring protection against unauthorised, illegal and harmful mobile material. Its customers include some of the world's largest and most advanced mobile operators and service providers. Its partners include leading enterprise security companies and telecoms equipment manufacturers.
Founded in 2003, AdaptiveMobile is headquartered in Dublin with additional sales offices in North America, the UK and Europe. More information is available at www.adaptive-mobile.com.
About Intel Capital:
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