SINGAPORE - McAfee, a Network Associates, Inc. business, today announced the McAfee AVERT (Anti-Virus Emergency Response Team) Wireless, the industry's first wireless Web service that enables mobile phone users to access the latest information about Internet viruses and malicious code.
The AVERT Wireless service, which is available now, offers users with Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-enabled mobile phones to receive up-to-the-minute information on the latest virus threats.
Users simply have to enter one of these URLs on the mobile phone key pad:
Once there, a user can access:
McAfee AVERT works with McAfee Active Virus Defense customers and the anti-virus research community to provide Internet virus security services, information, diagnostics, cures and protection from new viruses as they come into existence.
The McAfee Active Virus Defense suite enables e-businesses
to centrally manage virus policy, offer customizable updates and configurations, stop e-mail-based virus outbreaks
before they occur, and use graphical reporting methods to get a view of savings provided by each tier in their
anti-virus defense strategy.