SAN JOSE, C.A., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NetQin Mobile Inc. ("NetQin" or the "Company") (NYSE: NQ), a leading provider of consumer-centric mobile security and productivity applications, today announced that its flagship mobile security application has outperformed competitive mobile security solutions in a wide range of categories tested by an independent product test lab.
West Coast Labs, one of the world's leading independent test facilities for information security products and services, recently conducted comparative testing among the eight leading mobile security solution providers in 10 areas: installation, license agreement, malware scanning, SMS URL scanning, real-time protection, checksum variance scanning, account backup, anti-loss, remote-wipe and uninstall. NetQin was a high performer in all categories, and detected over 96 percent of the samples used in the testing process -- over 55 percent more than any other solution.
"The results of West Coast Labs' comparative testing underscore NetQin's position as the world's leading mobile security solutions provider and show why we are first to detect 75% of all malware," said Dr. Henry Yu Lin, Chairman and CEO of NetQin. "We are committed to providing consumers with the most complete, effective mobile security solutions on the market today, and these findings demonstrate we are doing just that."
NetQin Mobile Security provides substantial protection against malicious files, spyware, and potentially unwanted applications. The service includes scanning and deletion of these types of files, real-time monitoring for security threats, safe and reliable network firewall protection that shields users from unauthorized internet connection, an "Anti-lost" feature that enables users to locate and wipe a lost phone, and a full cross-platform contacts backup and retrieval service.
"Mobile threats are becoming more commonplace as the market and technology expand, and it seems that taking an all-encompassing approach would be an advisable way for vendors in this market to proceed," said Matt Garrad, director of technical services, West Coast Labs. "NetQin Mobile Security has undergone a wide variety of tests as part of this report, and their commitment to becoming independently validated and tested shows that they take consumers' security concerns seriously. NetQin's wide range of functionality should provide reassurance to users that NetQin takes a considered approach towards security issues, and strives to stay on the forefront of mobile protection technology."
In addition to comparative testing, West Coast Labs has also awarded Mobile Security 5.0 the Checkmark Mobile Security Certification after completing rigorous individual product testing. Mobile Security 4.8 received Checkmark Mobile Security Certification in June 2011.
Checkmark is the world's leading content security certification system for information security products and services and is a highly regarded program that provides end users with confirmation of the effective functionality and performance of a product or service. In all of its testing, West Coast Labs uses live malware, not simulators or virtual test networks. Certification test suites accurately reflect the malware threats faced by corporate networks worldwide.
About West Coast Labs Checkmark Certification
Checkmark is one of the world's leading certification systems for information security products and services. This highly regarded accreditation program provides a level of assurance across a wide range of technologies that products and services perform to industry accepted standards.
About West Coast Labs
Part of the Haymarket Media Group, West Coast Labs is a global leader in technical research, testing and the Checkmark Certification of information security products and services. With market-leading technology and testing facilities accredited to ISO17025 in the UK, USA and India, West Coast Labs' services and the Checkmark Certification System are used by the leading global brands to create market advantage and by large business enterprises for obtaining crucial technical insight into product performance.
NetQin Mobile Inc. (NYSE: NQ) is a leading global provider of consumer-centric mobile Internet services focusing on security and productivity. NetQin was one of the first companies to recognize the growing security threats targeting smartphone users and is now a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider with over 100 million registered user accounts worldwide. As a market leader in mobile security, NetQin'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 NetQin, please visit www.netqin.com.
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