Telefonica to launch mobile security service in Europe

Juniper Networks, a network systems provider, on Wednesday announced that Telefonica Digital has selected Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite to create a branded mobile security service for its consumer customer base across Europe.



Juniper Networks, a network systems provider, on Wednesday announced that Telefonica Digital has selected Juniper Networks Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite to create a branded mobile security service for its consumer customer base across Europe.


Telefonica’s initial European rollout will focus on the British, German and Spanish markets, but it expects to extend to other markets in later phases, says Telefonica (Madrid, Spain). The new mobile security service will provide a range of features including anti-virus, anti-spyware, data back-up, remote lock-and-wipe, device locate and parental controls.


Telefonica will offer Junos Pulse Mobile Security Suite under its own brand names, with cloud-based software service management hosted by Juniper Networks (Sunnyvale Calif., USA). This approach enables Telefonica to deploy and deliver new services across new markets while avoiding major upfront capital investment in equipment, says the company.


The service is supported by Juniper Networks’ Mobile Threat Center, which offers 24/7 global monitoring and mitigation of emerging and evolving malware threats to mobile operating systems and applications.


“Smartphones are now ubiquitous, with many customers using them to store sensitive personal data and access not only messaging and social networks but also key applications such as online banking, and to remotely connect to corporate networks,” says Jose Perdomo, managing director, Security and eHealth Area, Telefonica Digital. “We consider the provisioning of reliable, intelligent and easy-to-use protection as a key differentiator, and a real enabler of the mobile revolution.”