ATLANTA and SAN JOSE, Calif., Mar. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- eSecuritel, a Brightstar company, and NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity, announced today that eSecuritel will extend its device protection offering to include data protection and privacy solutions from NQ Mobile. The arrangement follows a global distribution agreement reached last year between Brightstar and NQ Mobile.
Over 100 million mobile customers globally are protected through NQ Mobile today. This is important because the threat of Internet assault, particularly on smartphones, is acute. NQ Mobile estimates that over 50 million cell phones will be attacked with spyware, malware, and other viruses this year. Through the agreement, NQ Mobile's security will be added to the suite of protection services already offered by eSecuritel to operators and retailers worldwide.
"As the world's largest provider of mobile security and privacy software, NQ Mobile is pleased to work with a premier company like eSecuritel, " said NQ Mobile Co-Chief Executive, Omar Khan. "Together we can provide phone owners with the complete peace of mind that comes from having both replacement protection as well as on-device security from threats and data loss."
NQ Mobile's security solutions allow eSecuritel program users to:
- Combat malware, spyware, viruses and phishing efforts targeted at wireless devices
- Protect personal and financial data with anti-hacking and anti-eavesdropping features
- Remotely locate, lock, or delete information from a lost or stolen device
- Safely and seamlessly store contact details for remote access
- Provide control over running apps and power consumption
- Enable real-time updates on data usage and caps on maximum data usage
Additionally, NQ Mobile's security solution outperformed all competitive mobile security platforms in a West Coast Labs comparative product test.
eSecuritel provides phone protection for new, used, or prepaid wireless devices against loss, theft and accidental damage as well as mechanical/electronic failure and malfunction. The company offers a comprehensive, turnkey service for carriers and retailers both in the US, Canada and internationally. All aspects of the mobile phone protection program are managed by its proprietary HITSTM software, which easily integrates with carrier or retailer POS systems.
"Our comprehensive device protection program offers consumers peace of mind by ensuring their smartphones, tablets and other wireless equipment will be replaced if they malfunction or are lost, stolen, or damaged," said David Leach, CEO, eSecuritel. "With NQ Mobile, we now give those same wireless users a world class, high-value offering that brings an additional level of security and privacy protection on their devices."
Since 2001, eSecuritel has provided wireless carriers, dealers and resellers with highly customizable cell phone protection and replacement programs that deliver an unparalleled customer experience to program subscribers. eSecuritel offers phone protection for new, used, or prepaid wireless devices against loss, theft and accidental damage as well as mechanical/electronic failure and malfunction. It also has replacement programs to cover every stage of the handset life cycle, including buyer's remorse, manufacturer's warranty, handset protection programs, out-of-warranty and retention programs. eSecuritel is a Brightstar company. For more information, please visit http://www.esecuritel.com/.
About NQ Mobile
NQ Mobile is the international brand of NetQin Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity. The company was one of the first to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with over 120 million registered user accounts worldwide. As a market leader in mobile security, NQ Mobile's innovation and global significance have been widely recognized through distinctions such as the 2011 Technology Pioneer Award bestowed by the World Economic Forum. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit www.nq.com.
About Brightstar Corp.
Brightstar is the world's largest specialized wireless distributor and a leading provider of diversified services focused on enhancing the performance and profitability of the key participants in the wireless device value chain. The company supports over 80,000 points of sale worldwide with operations in 51 countries and territories and provides a comprehensive range of more than 100 customized services for value-added distribution, supply chain optimization, retail, government and value-added resellers (VARs), and consumer services. Brightstar's services help customers manage the growing complexity of the wireless device value chain and enable them to increase product availability, expand their channel reach and drive supply chain efficiencies by getting the right products to the right place at the right time for the best value.
SOURCE NetQin Mobile Inc.