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TMCNet:  Fixmo Unveils Carrier-Grade SafeWatch Solution for Personal Security and Privacy Protection on Smartphones

[February 14, 2013]

Fixmo Unveils Carrier-Grade SafeWatch Solution for Personal Security and Privacy Protection on Smartphones

TORONTO --(Business Wire)--

Fixmo, a leader in mobile security and data protection solutions, today announced Fixmo SafeWatch, an innovative personal mobile security product for consumers and business professionals.

As smartphones become a critical part of day-to-day life, there is growing concern amongst end users over the potential impact of a lost, stolen or compromised device. From personal data loss and privacy violation to the disruption caused by a lost or stolen device-consumers must look for new ways to protect their personal information and privacy while using their smartphones for a growing set of services and applications.

Fixmo SafeWatch helps smartphone users have a safe and protected mobile experience. It provides a full suite of capabilities for protecting personal data and privacy, detecting potential threats and malware, and securing and locating a lost or stolen device. Android (News - Alert) device users can now register for the Fixmo SafeWatch BETA program to receive one year of service from Fixmo at no charge. Following the BETA period, Fixmo SafeWatch will be made available to the general public for a monthly or annual service fee. Fixmo SafeWatch is also available for white-labeling by wireless operators and value-added resellers (VARs) to offer as a customized monthly service to their subscribers. In December 2012, 3 Hong Kong was the world's first wireless carrier to launch a product built on Fixmo Safeatch when it introduced 3 Super Safe as a monthly service to the Hong Kong market.



With Fixmo SafeWatch, mobile subscribers remain protected from malware, viruses and insecure network connections to mitigate the risk of personal privacy violation and data theft. It keeps personal contacts, photos and other information automatically backed up to the cloud, ensuring personal data won't be lost if a device is misplaced or stolen. Through its web-based personal management console, Fixmo SafeWatch subscribers can easily lock a lost or stolen device and locate it using GPS mapping, by issuing an audible alert command to make the device 'scream', or by having the device capture a photo and return it to the user. And with its unique risk intelligence engine, Fixmo SafeWatch monitors the device for abnormal or potentially malicious behavior and proactively locks it down if it detects that it may be in a lost, stolen or compromised state.

"With Fixmo SafeWatch, a lost or compromised smartphone does not have to mean lost or compromised personal data or privacy," said Tyler Lessard (News - Alert), CMO, Fixmo. "Smartphones have quickly become the most personal devices we have ever owned, but they are also highly susceptible to loss, theft and malicious attack. With Fixmo SafeWatch, we're building on the experience we've gained in protecting Government and Enterprise clients to give consumers and business professionals a no-compromise solution to protecting their own mobile devices, private data and personal privacy."

For more information on Fixmo SafeWatch, or to register for the introductory BETA program for Android smartphones, please visit www.FixmoSafeWatch.com. To request more information on opportunities to white-label Fixmo SafeWatch or to act as a distributor or reseller, please visit http://fixmo.com/products/safewatch.

About Fixmo

Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management (MRM) company that helps organizations and individuals identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with mobile devices. The company's MRM solutions enable protected and compliant mobile computing, helping organizations and device users embrace a wide range of applications and services while maintaining system integrity, protecting confidential data and proving regulatory compliance. Fixmo's MRM technology has been developed as part of a Co-operative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. National Security Agency (News - Alert) (NSA). Fixmo is headquartered in Sterling, Virginia and Toronto, Canada (http://fixmo.com).


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