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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cellebrite adds mobile malware diagnostics to its in-store fault detection service

Cellebrite, which is best to mobile phone retailers for its smartphone content transfer and fault diagnosis tool, is now adding new diagnostic tools to help identify and eradicate mobile malware.

It’s partnering with security specialist Webroot to integrate Webroot’s Mobile App Reputation Service and URL Classification Service, which has a database that contains millions of mobile application and website anti-malware signatures.

As a result, mobile retailers will be able to identify and deal with security threats and performance problems on a customer’s mobile device. In addition, they’ll also be able to leverage Cellebrite’s experience when detecting and correcting hardware faults and operating system malfunctions.

Amir Lehr, vice president of Cellular Products and Business Development at Cellebrite, said “Malware detection, removal and resolution are vital components to an effective mobile diagnostics solution. The source of consumers’ complaints about smartphone problems is no longer confined to hardware and software faults, but also increasingly related to applications hurt by malware. Combining our diagnostics with the Webroot solutions makes Cellebrite the first Diagnostics provider to deliver, at the point of sale, immediate access to best in class antimalware technology, focused on this critical application layer, from an industry leader that shares Cellebrite’s commitment to research and continual improvement through innovation.”

General availability is scheduled for Q2 2014.

We talked to Dave Golding of Cellebrite about smartphone fault diagnosis in 2012. You can listen to the interview via the built-in audio player on our website or by downloading the MP3 file.

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