Russian antivirus specialist Kaspersky Lab on Monday released Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile, a product designed to . The security software is available for phones that run the Symbian and Windows Mobile operating systems, the company said in a statement. Kaspersky Anti-Virus Mobile monitors wireless connections and scans text messages as well as any data received from a PC during synchronization, Kaspersky Lab said.
Kaspersky is the. Others, including F-Secure, Symantec, Trend Micro and McAfee, also have products out. While threats to mobile devices have been largely theoretical, makers of security software are because it is a huge potential market. About 812 million mobile handsets--such as cell phones and smart phones--were sold in 2005, according to market researcher Gartner. That compares with an estimated 219 million PCs in the same period.