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SmrtGuard Partners With Leading Mobile Security Expert for Privacy ProtectionDr. Xuxian Jiang to Join SmrtGuard's Advisory Board and Collaborate on R&D (May 10, 2011)
PRINCETON, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 05/11/11 -- SmrtGuard, a leading mobile security and mobile device management company for consumers and businesses, today announced a collaboration with renowned information and OS security expert Dr. Xuxian Jiang to bring SmrtGuard users a better, safer mobile computing experience. Dr. Jiang, a professor and researcher at North Carolina State University, has pioneered work in mobile operating system security and will join SmrtGuard's Advisory Board.
Dr. Jiang's research team has recently developed a new privacy mode for the Android operating system to protect against personal information from being accessed and stolen. "There are a lot of concerns about potential leaks of personal information from smartphones," said Dr. Xuxian Jiang. "With the proliferation of third-party applications, we have developed software that creates a privacy mode for Android systems, giving users flexible control over what personal information is made available to various applications."
The privacy software, called Taming Information-Stealing Smartphone Applications or TISSA, acts by creating a privacy-setting manager that allows users to modify the level of information each smartphone application can access. Those settings can be changed any time the relevant applications are being run -- not just when the applications are installed.
"Dr. Jiang is a true authority on information and operating system security and has applied that expertise to mobile platforms," said Robert Kao, CEO and Founder of SmrtGuard. "We are thrilled to have Dr. Jiang join our Advisory Board and look forward to collaborating with him and his research team in discovering new ways to protect mobile users from threats."
By working together with Dr. Jiang's team, SmrtGuard will roll elements of their cutting edge research into SmrtGuard's Application Transparency feature to enhance its privacy and identity management capabilities and provide users with better insights into the personal information that is made available to third-party applications.
To learn more about SmrtGuard or to download SmrtGuard for Android, iPhone or BlackBerry®, visit www.smrtguard.com.
SmrtGuard provides industry-leading mobile security solutions for individuals, small business and enterprise organizations that need more security, control and management of their smartphone devices. SmrtGuard allows smartphone users to wirelessly backup and restore data, manage their privacy, track and recover their phone, protect against viruses and spam, and remotely wipe devices in the event of theft or loss. For more information, visit www.smrtguard.com.
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