M1 Launches Network-based Mobile Malware Detection Solution Powered by Nokia


   The smartphone has become an essential part of users’ lives, used to make financial transactions, and a store for personal and professional information. This growth has also resulted in increased cyber threats, with smartphone infections growing 400 percent in 2016.

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.

Alex Tan, Chief Innovation Officer, M1
M1’s Mobile Guard is the only solution in our market to offer always-on, end-to-end network-driven malware protection – helping customers perform a device health assessment, detecting and alerting customers to a threat, and helping them eliminate any threat found.

Nicolas Bouverot, Head of Asia South at Nokia 
Nokia’s NetGuard Endpoint Security solution, designed to combat today’s more sophisticated malware threats, provides complete peace of mind for M1 subscribers by delivering the highest levels of security for mobile and IoT devices.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma


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