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Maxis introduces mobile data and device protection service

AvantiKumar | May 26, 2011
First ever security service in Malaysia for mobile subscribers: Maxis

Maxis introduces mobile data and device protection service

PHOTO - (From left) Jean-Pascal van Overbeke and T. Kugan launching Maxis Secure services which protect customers' data and devices.

KUALA LUMPUR, 26 MAY 2011 - Malaysian communications firm Maxis said it has introduced Malaysia's first mobile data and device protection service.

"This suite of services - Maxis Anti-Theft - is the first ever security service in the Malaysian market that protects subscribers' personal data in lost or stolen devices," said Maxis chief operating officer, Jean-Pascal van Overbeke. "By offering our valued customers such services, Maxis helps them to enjoy their smart devices while having peace of mind; knowing that Maxis is protecting and safeguarding their private information in the most secure way."

Van Overbeke said this protection offered its customers protection against security threats which can potentially affect them such as the loss or theft of their devices and the loss of personal data and threats from malicious software (malware) and Trojans (destructive programmes that masquerade as benign applications). "Apart from Anti-Theft, the other services offered under the umbrella of the Maxis Secure Campaign are the Complete Phone Back Up, Anti-Virus, Internet Security and Remote Surveillance services."

"Today we see the rise of a multitude of different channels in the digital frontier as technology moves at rapid speeds," he said, during the launch of the Maxis Secure Campaign. "Citizens are now shifting more of their analogue lives to their mobile phones and personal computers. As smartphones become more powerful and ubiquitous, cyber criminals are increasingly focusing on the mobile space, creating viruses for criminal or malicious intent. With the Maxis Secure suite of services, we are providing our customers with the tools to combat threats in the mobile and Internet space."

"The Maxis Secure Campaign is an important step in the broader picture of our unfolding Life Services landscape," added van Overbeke. "Our industry is becoming less about voice and more about integrated play for voice, video and data. We no longer operate in a single environment that emphasises voice primacy and thus, it is more important than ever today to create a new suite of services - using the latest technologies, capabilities and skills - that will ensure we deliver on the promise made to the increasingly sophisticated Maxis customer."



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