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04 November 2008, 15:41

Self destruct for mobiles

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BackStopp Mobile software from Virtuity allows lost or stolen mobile phones to be traced, almost anywhere in the world. Once located BackStopp can wipe all sensitive data from the 'phones memory and then create and send a report containing the phones location and details of what was erased.

The initial BackStopp Mobile release – on the 4th of November – supports all devices running on the Windows Mobile operating system which includes most devices where a business application is in use. Development work for devices running Nokia’s Symbian operating system has started and will form the basis of the next release. BackStopp Mobile was developed in response to the growing wave of data losses from lost or stolen devices with information storage.

The release of BackStopp Mobile comes just a couple of weeks after Virtuity announced a significant upgrade to its core laptop location tracking and data protection application to include encryption integration, Wireless and RFID integration, HR system integration, user controlled device downtime ‘Vacation Holiday’ and operating system destruction.

Virtuity, founded in 2007 and based in South Yorkshire, is a technology development group, delivering information assurance tools and services.


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