The tool will be available for Nokia's Series 60 and Series 80 devices, the companies said. The software, Pointsec for Symbian OS, will be available in the third quarter through Pointsec resellers and system integrators. The first phone for which the software will be available is the Nokia 9500 Communicator.
The security tool will protect data such as e-mail, text and multimedia messages, calendar and address book entries, and information stored on memory cards.
At one time, using a cell phone securely meant keeping an eye out for eavesdroppers. But as people increasingly rely on phones to send and receive data, security has become a bigger issue. In June, a worm program called Cabirto smart phones that run the Symbian OS.
Additionally, in July, Nokia released a software upgrade for its Bluetooth-enabled phones that are vulnerable to what is called "bluesnarfing," a trick thatthe calendar and contacts on a phone without leaving a trace.