Unimobile's Messaging Platform Solves Problem of Unsolicited Text Messages On Mobile Devices

Anti-Spam Filtering Capability Saves Corporations Time and Money



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Unimobile Inc.

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Unimobile Inc., the leader in
 global wireless data solutions for the enterprise announced today the
 availability of advanced data and SMS management features, including spam
 control, for enterprises and wireless carriers worldwide. Unimobile's Mobile
 Messaging Platform (MMP) is an application development and deployment platform
 that enables corporations to mobilize their communication, collaboration and
 workflow applications. Spam control, an advanced filtering process, is one
 component of a broad suite of data and messaging management capabilities
 offered by Unimobile's MMP, which includes integration into enterprise
 applications and global cross-carrier networks, cross-device support,
 2-way messaging and extensive device management.
     An increasingly pervasive problem for corporations and carriers today is
 the emergence of unsolicited messages (or spam) to text-enabled mobile
 devices, like cell phones. Despite efforts by corporations to deploy wireless
 data services among their mobile workforce to reduce "time-to-decision(SM),"
 the incidence of spam continues to reduce productivity and increase costs
 associated with enterprise mobile computing.
     According to the Yankee Group, the number of SMS-enabled mobile devices
 will increase to 110 million in 2002, up from 37 million in 1999. Many
 would-be users are likely to be put off by the possibility of privacy
 invasion, as well as the incurred costs, which make addressing the problem of
 spam even more urgent. While carriers recognize their responsibility in
 eliminating spam, technical challenges remain. Today, Unimobile MMP's spam
 control capability is the solution that wireless carriers and businesses can
 deploy to eliminate unsolicited messages and the costs and productivity loss
 associated with spam. Through an advanced filtering process, MMP will detect
 and filter messages before they can be delivered to a user's mobile device.
 
     Unimobile's spam control is specifically designed for wireless messaging.
 MMP blocks spam from reaching end users on three levels:
 
     -- Carrier level:  Allows a predetermined number of messages to enter the
        carrier network. If there are more than a certain amount of messages
        from a single source, the carrier will recognize this as spam and
        reject the bundle of messages from reaching the network and being
        distributed to end users.
     -- Enterprise level:  Can filter messages based on content and key words.
        This provides the enterprise with control and security on messages sent
        and received.
     -- User level:  Through the carrier or enterprise, end users can choose
        which messages will reach them by opting into the service. Users can
        also visit their carrier's Web site and opt in or out of messages
        delivered by particular sources.
 
     "Unimobile has been deploying anti-spam technology since 1999 when we
 launched our first messaging solutions for over a million end users globally,"
 said Vas Bhandarkar, president and CEO of Unimobile. "We're now extending our
 robust capabilities to enterprise customers, such as AirTel, who want to
 ensure their customers will not receive annoying and costly wireless spam.
 Unimobile's proven technology for blocking junk messages is part of the
 company's global cross-carrier platform and broad suite of data and message
 services that enable enterprises to exchange time-critical messages with
 anyone, anywhere in the world."
 
     About Unimobile Inc.
     Unimobile Inc. is a leader in global wireless data solutions for the
 enterprise. Unimobile's platform and applications dramatically shorten
 "time-to-decision" by enabling the enterprise to be always-on,
 always-connected via any mobile device, anywhere in the world, over
 Unimobile's fully-managed intelligent network. Unimobile has five years
 experience building solutions that eliminate the complexity of communicating
 with employees, customers or partners using wireless technologies. Our
 solutions have been validated across 370 carriers globally with more than
 1 million users in 127 countries and are backed by Unimobile's world-class
 24-7 customer support and network operations center (NOC). For more
 information about Unimobile, please visit www.unimobile.com or call
 408-969-8300.
 
     NOTE:  Brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE Unimobile Inc.
    SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Unimobile Inc., the leader in
 global wireless data solutions for the enterprise announced today the
 availability of advanced data and SMS management features, including spam
 control, for enterprises and wireless carriers worldwide. Unimobile's Mobile
 Messaging Platform (MMP) is an application development and deployment platform
 that enables corporations to mobilize their communication, collaboration and
 workflow applications. Spam control, an advanced filtering process, is one
 component of a broad suite of data and messaging management capabilities
 offered by Unimobile's MMP, which includes integration into enterprise
 applications and global cross-carrier networks, cross-device support,
 2-way messaging and extensive device management.
     An increasingly pervasive problem for corporations and carriers today is
 the emergence of unsolicited messages (or spam) to text-enabled mobile
 devices, like cell phones. Despite efforts by corporations to deploy wireless
 data services among their mobile workforce to reduce "time-to-decision(SM),"
 the incidence of spam continues to reduce productivity and increase costs
 associated with enterprise mobile computing.
     According to the Yankee Group, the number of SMS-enabled mobile devices
 will increase to 110 million in 2002, up from 37 million in 1999. Many
 would-be users are likely to be put off by the possibility of privacy
 invasion, as well as the incurred costs, which make addressing the problem of
 spam even more urgent. While carriers recognize their responsibility in
 eliminating spam, technical challenges remain. Today, Unimobile MMP's spam
 control capability is the solution that wireless carriers and businesses can
 deploy to eliminate unsolicited messages and the costs and productivity loss
 associated with spam. Through an advanced filtering process, MMP will detect
 and filter messages before they can be delivered to a user's mobile device.
 
     Unimobile's spam control is specifically designed for wireless messaging.
 MMP blocks spam from reaching end users on three levels:
 
     -- Carrier level:  Allows a predetermined number of messages to enter the
        carrier network. If there are more than a certain amount of messages
        from a single source, the carrier will recognize this as spam and
        reject the bundle of messages from reaching the network and being
        distributed to end users.
     -- Enterprise level:  Can filter messages based on content and key words.
        This provides the enterprise with control and security on messages sent
        and received.
     -- User level:  Through the carrier or enterprise, end users can choose
        which messages will reach them by opting into the service. Users can
        also visit their carrier's Web site and opt in or out of messages
        delivered by particular sources.
 
     "Unimobile has been deploying anti-spam technology since 1999 when we
 launched our first messaging solutions for over a million end users globally,"
 said Vas Bhandarkar, president and CEO of Unimobile. "We're now extending our
 robust capabilities to enterprise customers, such as AirTel, who want to
 ensure their customers will not receive annoying and costly wireless spam.
 Unimobile's proven technology for blocking junk messages is part of the
 company's global cross-carrier platform and broad suite of data and message
 services that enable enterprises to exchange time-critical messages with
 anyone, anywhere in the world."
 
     About Unimobile Inc.
     Unimobile Inc. is a leader in global wireless data solutions for the
 enterprise. Unimobile's platform and applications dramatically shorten
 "time-to-decision" by enabling the enterprise to be always-on,
 always-connected via any mobile device, anywhere in the world, over
 Unimobile's fully-managed intelligent network. Unimobile has five years
 experience building solutions that eliminate the complexity of communicating
 with employees, customers or partners using wireless technologies. Our
 solutions have been validated across 370 carriers globally with more than
 1 million users in 127 countries and are backed by Unimobile's world-class
 24-7 customer support and network operations center (NOC). For more
 information about Unimobile, please visit www.unimobile.com or call
 408-969-8300.
 
     NOTE:  Brands and products referenced herein are the trademarks or
 registered trademarks of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  Unimobile Inc.