To help customers protect themselves from such threats, Singapore's M1 has launched what it claims as Asia’s first network-based mobile malware detection solution – M1 Mobile Guard.
Mobile Guard, powered by Nokia’s NetGuard Endpoint Security network-based anti-malware solution, works by checking devices accessing M1’s mobile network for signs that it may be infected by malware. This enables Mobile Guard to offer convenient always-on protection.
Once Mobile Guard determines that a customer’s device has been compromised, it will trigger an SMS and e-mail alert to the customer’s registered mobile number and e-mail address. The customer can then utilise the bundled anti-malware solution to rectify it.
Customers can sign up to protect their loved ones with Mobile Guard for S$2 a month starting 26 September 2017 through the My M1 app, calling M1’s hotline 1627, and at any M1 Shop outlet islandwide.
M1 said that it is working with our handset partners to bundle Mobile Guard with selected handsets.