Commtouch has announced the launch of the GlobalView URL filtering software for mobile devices.

GlobalView URL Filtering for Mobile enables real-time protection for mobile device users browsing the web, and is compatible with Android, with support offered for Apple iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7.

Commtouch said that the solution enables secure web browsing, parental control with site blocking and regulatory compliance, with organisations able to enforce web access policies.

According to the company, GlobalView URL Filtering comprises a software development kit that connects to the cloud‑based GlobalView Network. This access enables the solution to index the sites mobile users actually visit that are analysed daily in the GlobalView Network to provide real-time threat data.

Amir Lev, CTO at Commtouch, said: “The market for internet security solutions for mobile devices is growing, as their use for browsing increases and new threats are introduced into the mobile ecosystem. Commtouch's GlobalView URL Filtering is a good match for the tight memory requirements of portable devices, which must rely on endpoint-based protection due to their mobility.”