Airwide Solutions has announced the launch of a network and personal security (NPS) solution to help provide multiple layers of protection and shield subscribers and services from potential threats.

According to the company, this goes beyond traditional anti-spam technology to address the burgeoning array of security threats affecting mobile operators and their subscribers. It said that the NPS offers a multi-layered security in the network that provides a comprehensive, yet modular, means to address the myriad of security issues facing mobile operators and subscribers.

It said that it protects subscribers and operators from a variety of threats, ranging from off-net traffic sources to advertising spam or bullying messages and revenue leakage from value added service providers.

Jay Seaton, CMO of Airwide Solutions, said: “With the explosion of mobile applications and smartphones and with personal, financial and commercial data increasingly being stored on mobile devices, networks are being challenged to ensure their precious bandwidth is used by legitimate content and services. The enthusiasm for new devices and applications is masking the threats that are brewing below the surface.

“While much of the mobile security focus has been on spam and we still do see significant growth in this area, spam is often viewed as simply an annoyance. What can be far more damaging and pervasive are the ever-changing range of other mobile security threats including fraud, spoof, malware and a wide spectrum of malicious or unwanted content including bullying and sexting.”