Remote wipe, lock and locate for Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian phones and tablets.
Optus has added their third application to the telco’s small business cloud portal OfficeApps.
The Mobile Security application can remotely lock, wipe and locate smartphones and tablets running certain versions of the Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian operating systems.
It does not work with the Apple iOS platform used by iPhones and iPads.
Mobile Security could force a password change on a device remotely as well and automatically locked the device if the SIM card was changed.
The application, written by security vendor F Secure, also provided protection from viruses, spyware and “espionage software” which could monitor and record voice calls, SMS and emails sent using the device.
Mobile Security monitored browser usage by identifying safe and unsafe websites. Optus claimed there were 500 types of malware designed to attack mobile devices.
“OfficeApps Mobile Security addresses the concerns many SMBs have about protecting confidential information on mobile devices,” Rohan Ganeson, managing director, Optus SMB, said in a press release.
“SMBs now have access to many powerful and user-friendly security tools already being used by bigger businesses, but at a lower cost and without the hassle of IT set-up and maintenance.”
OfficeApps Mobile Security was available to SMBs on a 12-month contract at $5 per mobile device, with a free introductory period of two months.
It was compatible with devices running on selected Android, Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems. The service is powered by F-Secure and accessible through a single OfficeApps web portal which provides control over a range of both fixed-location and mobile devices.