Deutsche Telekom has launched Mobile Protect Pro, a solution that will scan the mobile devices for threats and malicious codes installed, at the IFA 2016.
“Nobody can prevent cyber-attacks, but we can give our customers the best protection possible – whether they are private customers or business customers from small, medium-sized or large-scale enterprises,” said Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, Director of T-Systems and Head of the IT Division and Telekom Security. “Our new solution offers an innovative approach,” he added.
According to a release from the company, Deutsche’s Mobile Protect Pro would have identified the recently attempted security gap on iPhones, caused by the Trojan “Pegasus” and informed the user of anomalies. It provides protection for both Android and iOS devices. The solution checks the charge state, USB and Bluetooth interfaces and networks of the devices.
Deutsche’s Mobile Protect Pro is based on self-learning algorithms. If the damage is already done to the device, the device can be immediately locked out of the company network and automatically blocked from accessing corporate data.
Currently available for enterprise customers, Mobile Protect Pro is available for 1.99 euros net per device, per month, for five licenses or more. The service is likely to be rolled out to private customers as well.
Besides the Mobile Protect Pro, Deutsche has also launched a Mobile Encryption app for business customers with Android and iOS devices. Using the app, the users can communicate/make encrypted phone calls from 4.95 euros net per month, per device. The price is inclusive of all costs. Existing customers also benefit from a price reduction. “Encryption is a crucial pillar of secure communication. By lowering our prices, we want to make encrypted communications appeal to even more companies,” explained Abolhassan.
The keys needed for secure communications are generated only on the smartphones used and are deleted immediately at the end of a call. As a result, they are always under the user’s exclusive control and are fully independent of the network provider.
“It works on all phone networks and even without a SIM card via Wi-Fi or a satellite link. The app needs a bandwidth of just 4.8 kbit/s (net), which means it also works in areas with poor network coverage,” mentioned in a release from the company.