U.S. Army Makes Strategic Decision to Use Security Shield by SMobile Systems, Inc. to Protect Vital Hand-Held Data Devices in th

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, more than ever, U.S. soldiers around the world are carrying new and more sophisticated mobile data devices (similar to smartphones) into combat. These devices have vital information on them that, if captured by enemy combatants or other "evil doers," could cause tremendous harm to our troops in the field.

Recognizing the need to secure these devices, and in an attempt to help prevent them from falling prey to the rapidly growing incidences of mobile viruses and malware attacks, the U.S. Army has made a decision to embed a series of its field-used, hand-held devices - including the RPDA-57, with the SMobile Systems (www.smobilesystems.com) suite of mobile security products. These handheld devices will be used by the U.S. Army's mortar battalions in both Iraq and Afghanistan and will begin fielding in October 2007 .

"In addition to helping protect our troops, SMobile is dedicated to bringing the most adaptable, next generation security products to mobile users and network carriers in the private sector in order to provide the same high level of protection from mobile attacks," said Rick Roscitt, chairman and chief executive officer of SMobile Systems.

Founded in 2002, SMobile created the first complete line of products and services designed to protect mobile phones, or other cellular devices from hackers, viruses, identity thieves, malware, unwanted messages, service interruption, spam attacks and other security threats.

About SMobile

SMobile Systems has created the first and only complete line of products and services that securely protect mobile phones and the global wireless infrastructure from hackers, viruses, data compromise, unauthorized data theft and the effects of lost or stolen devices. The company's security applications include virus and malware detection, text message and data filtering, prevention of unwanted messages from interrupting the user, spam blocking, enterprise management, protection for mobile professionals from harmful data on open networks and data security and password-protection for content and files. SMobile is headquartered in Columbus, OH with facilities in Fort Lee, N.J., Dortmund , Germany , and Pune, India . The company is privately held. SMobile Systems, Inc. (www.smobilesystems.com) is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with facilities in Fort Lee, New Jersey, Dortmund , Germany and Pune, India .

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