sms defence Archives - Cellusys

Over the course of four days, 24-27 February 2014, Mobile World Capital Barcelona will host the world’s greatest mobile event.

Meet Cellusys at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at 6C58 where we will be unveiling our next generation LTE Roam Management Suite as well as the latest advances in SMS Firewall from Cellusys SMS Defence.

Mobile is a catalyst of change and innovation. Mobile is creating the next connected device that transforms communication. Advancing the next payment system that alters commerce. Mobile World Congress is the blueprint for the NEXT big innovation. Whatever is coming NEXT will likely be born at Mobile World Congress 2014 – either announced on stage during the Conference programme, showcased in at the Exhibition, or conceived during one of the thousands of meetings taking place during the week.

If you’re a part of the mobile industry, you won’t want to miss it. Join us in Barcelona at 6C58 where we are Creating What’s NEXT, or book a meeting though with our management board and sales team.

AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO – 4th June, 2013 – AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the provider of Internet and mobile security, privacy and optimization solutions to 150 million active users, today announced a new partnership deal with Cellusys, the leading provider of SMS security and roaming solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, the two companies will integrate AVG’s LinkScanner® technology into Cellusys SMS Defence, to provide even greater mobile protection.

AVG LinkScanner provides preventative real-time protection against online threats by identifying infected sites and initiating protective measures before a possible attack. This technology will be integrated into Cellusys’ SMS Defence, an SMS firewall for mobile networks, which allows mobile operators to protect themselves and subscribers from SMS spam, spoofing, smishing and viruses. When SMS Defence detects a harmful SMS, the system blocks it and sends the subscriber a notification that the SMS was stopped by the mobile operator.

“With the mass proliferation of smartphones, an increasing issue of concern today is ‘smishing’ – in other words mobile phishing – which can represent as much as 33% of all SMS spam,” explained Dawood Ghalaieny, CEO of Cellusys. “Most smartphone users do not realize that when they download apps, enter competitions or submit their details online they are leaving themselves open to attack. SMS spam, spoofing, smishing and viruses are becoming more and more prevalent for the consumer while for mobile network operators in this day and age, it’s not just an advantage, it’s imperative to have an anti-smishing capability.”

“By partnering with AVG, we are able to provide an even more effective defence against all these threats, with LinkScanner allowing us to add nearly 1,000 dangerous URLs to our system every hour.”

Working within the network, the Cellusys SMS Defence solution currently secures all operating systems including Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Palm, and Symbian. The technology features a comprehensive SMS Firewall, SMS Anti-Spam, SMS Faking, SMS Spoofing, SMS Flooding, SMS Anti-Virus, Home Routing, Key Word Analysis and Parental Control, plus the ability to incorporate into MVNOs and Multiple Operator Networks.

“While we may not traditionally associate SMS with security threats, attacks of this kind are becoming pretty commonplace. As our customers increasingly rely on mobile devices to stay connected, it is our responsibility to continually improve the protection available to them and our alliance with Cellusys will further enable this. We are delighted to be able to offer customers greater peace of mind that they are using SMS safely and, equally importantly, that their mobile operator is committed to their protection.”

“Recent attacks have left mobile operators open to customer service complaints, revenue assurance issues and weaknesses within the security of their own customer portals,” added Ghalaieny. “The added benefit of our solution from a mobile network perspective is that it not only protects customers, but it also increases customer trust in SMS and the resulting revenue.”

About Cellusys

Cellusys is a privately held company, based in Dublin, Ireland. It provides leading-edge solutions for mobile networks including a comprehensive SMS Firewall, Roam Management Solutions and other value-added services such as Parental Control.

About AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG)

AVG’s mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG’s powerful yet easy-to-use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG’s software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 150 million active users as of March 31, 2013 and offers a product portfolio that targets the consumer and small business markets and includes Internet security, PC performance optimization, online backup, mobile security, identity protection and family safety software.


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Rick Carter, Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Cellusys
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NEW ORLEANS, LA and ATLANTA, GA– Cellusys announced today that it is officially launching its SMS Firewall, SMS Parental Control and Roam Management Solutions to the wireless market in the US, Canada and South America. Cellusys’ products provide revenue-generating solutions that add value to application requirements in the wireless environment. Cellusys will showcase these solutions for carriers at CTIA at the Enterprise Ireland Pavilion, Hall F, Booth #5343 from May 8th – 10th, 2012.

The Cellusys Software technology runs on application blades embedded in PT’s SEGway Signaling Platforms, allowing multiple applications to run concurrently on the same platform. This flexible architecture provides the scalability and high performance needed by both large and small wireless networks, all within a small footprint. The strategic relationship with PT, a U.S.-based company, allows Cellusys to seamlessly penetrate the Americas market as PT will provide installation and support activities as required. In addition, through a channel partner arrangement with Cellusys, PT is reselling the solutions under the SEGway brand. Cellusys has already developed a successful customer base with top-tier wireless operators in Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the Asia Pacific regions.

Cellusys’ technology features comprehensive SMS Firewall, Roam Management Solutions and other value-added services such as Parental Control. The innovative Cellusys SMS Firewall includes features which cover SMS Anti-Spam, SMS Faking, SMS Spoofing, SMS Flooding, SMS Anti-Virus, Home Routing, Key Word Analysis plus the ability to incorporate into MVNO’s and Multiple Operator Networks. The Cellusys Roam Management Suite includes sophisticated solutions for Roam Steering, Anti-Steering Detection, Pre-Paid SMS Roaming and Roam Welcome. For mobile operators who want to offer their customers a valuable and custom way of protecting their children, Cellusys has Cellusys Parental Control applications which manages the flow of SMS Messages to/from children’s mobile phones, preventing cyber bullying and allowing use of phones within predefined periods.

“The Northern and Southern American wireless operators are facing challenges with maintaining customer retention and increasing revenues,” said Dawood Ghalaieny, CEO, Cellusys. “The Cellusys Application Portfolio has been successful around the world. Mobile networks operators have found our solution can increase revenue, add more value and protect their customers. We are now bringing these solutions to the American market at CTIA.”

About Cellusys
Cellusys is a privately held company, based in Dublin, Ireland. It provides leading-edge solutions for mobile networks including comprehensive SMS Firewall, Roam Management Solutions and other value-added services such as Parental Control. For more information visit:

About PT
PT is a global supplier of advanced network communications solutions to service provider, government, and OEM markets. PT’s portfolio includes IP-centric network elements and applications designed for high availability, scalability, and long life cycle deployments. The industry-leading Monterey MicroTCA and IPnexus platforms anchor the company’s broad range of offerings on PT’s own IP-native, highly integrated platforms and element management systems. OEMs and application developers, including PT itself, leverage the robust carrier grade Linux development environment and rich suite of communications protocols (PT’s NexusWare) of IPnexus Application-Ready Systems as a cornerstone component of their end product value proposition. PT’s SEGway Signaling Solutions provide affordable, high density signaling, advanced routing for LTE and IMS applications, IP migration, gateway capabilities, SIP bridging, and core-to-edge distributed intelligence, as well as features such as Number Portability and SMS Spam Defense. The company’s Xpress NGN applications enable evolving Mobile 2.0, Multi-media, and IMS based revenue-generating services. PT is headquartered in Rochester, NY and maintains sales and engineering offices around the world. For more information visit:

Rick Carter
Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing
Phone: +1 770 536 2425
Mobile: +1 678 451 4380