F-Secure has launched its standalone smartphone software ‘Anti-Theft for Mobile'.

Compatible with Symbian and Windows mobile platforms, it incorporates a remote lock to protect confidential information by locking the device with a single SMS message.

It also includes a remote wipe function to erase all the data on the phone with a single SMS message and a theft control feature, which activates if someone changes the SIM card by locking the device and informing the users of the new number.

Arnoud de Vaal, director at F-Secure's mobile business unit, said: “Nowadays our mobiles contain a great deal of personal and confidential data that need protection. F-Secure's standalone anti-theft software provides an easy and affordable way to make sure this information is not misused by anyone.”