Nortel adds Websense cell-phone filter

Nortel has teamed with a San Diego security developer on a filtering solution for text-capable cell phones.

The filter produced by Websense is aimed at curbing the growing annoyances of spam and spyware designed to infiltrate increasingly sophisticated handsets. An added feature of the filtering system allows parents to block adult material from being downloaded on their children's cells.

"The task of protecting mobile subscribers and their devices from unwanted content has become a significant concern for wireless carriers and subscribers around the globe as new voice, video and data services are increasingly accessed on the go," said Nortel Vice President Deborah Bourland.

The Websense solution will be combined with Nortel's GSM/UMTS wireless packet core solution and will be available to operators by the end of the year.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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