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A1 internet security by mobilkom austria and IKARUS receive the GTB innovation award 2008 ©


29. September 2008

The GTB (Global Telecoms Business) Innovation Awards ceremony took place for the second time in London on 9 September. Mobilkom austria together with IKARUS was awarded one of the coveted awards for its A1 Internet Security in the category Business Service Innovation.

London based Global Telecoms Business magazine is the top professional journal for leading representatives of the telecommunication industry. For the second time GTB chose innovation leaders in the worldwide telecommunication industry and two Austrian companies were among the winners.

Mobilkom austria and IKARUS received the GTB Innovation Award 2008 in the category “Business Fixed and Mobile Service Innovation” for their unique “ne-based” safety application A1 Internet Security. This international award confirms mobilkom austria ’s position as an innovation leader and highlights the partnership with IKARUS. 

Together with its project partner IKARUS, mobilkom Austria (A1) is the first mobile phone provider in the world to integrate an online security solution which protects customers from viruses, Trojans, phishing, ad- and spyware even before they reach the computer. 20 – 30 percent of new A1 broadband clients choose A1 Internet Security right at the point of sale, after only five months the number of users has already reached a five-digit number. The security solution performs more than 200 million scans per month and has intercepted 8,000 viruses so far.

More than three million Austrians make their calls with A1 by mobilkom austria . Approximately 42 percent of all mobile phone users trust in A1 - the market leader in mobile communications in Austria . Mobilcom austria offers the world’s first GPRS network and the first nation-wide UMTS network in Europe . The mobilcom austria group includes the mobile communications providers mobilkom austria and its subsidiaries VIPnet in Croatia , Si.mobil in Slowenia, Mobiltel in Bulgaria and mobilcom Liechtenstein in Liechtenstein . 

IKARUS is a leading antivirus software providers and offer excellent antivirus protection and content security. Founded in 1986 IKARUS is both - a pioneer and a vibrant, fast growing company. The development team recruited UNIX and Microsoft specialists, as well as former employees from universities and research institutes. Through its many cooperation arrangements and special agreements with IT security experts, IKARUS is able to provide up-to-the-minute information and responses in all areas relating to security software.